Reviewers for Living Confidently

The authors of Living Confidently with Food Allergy: A guide for parents and families would like to thank the following individual reviewers for taking the time to comment on this handbook:

Ingrid Baerg, RN, BScN, CAE Nurse Educator, Asthma Clinic and Allergy Clinic, BC Children’s Hospital

Lorianna Bennett, BSc, LLB, Kamloops, British Columbia

Edmond S. Chan, MD, FRCPC, FAAAAI, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, University of British Columbia, BC Children’s Hospital

Heather Cruickshank, BA, Freelance Food and Environment Writer

Cheryl Cuddeford, M.D., Hon.Bsc (Hon.) Family Physician and parent of teen at risk for anaphylaxis

Michelle Dirk, P.Eng, MBA

Audrey DunnGalvin, PhD, Reg.Psychol.Ps.S.I., School of Applied Psychology, Department of Paediatric and Child Health, University College Cork, Ireland

Anne K. Ellis, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAAAI, Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Allergy & Immunology, Department of Medicine, Queen’s University

Julie L Gaalaas, BSc, RRt, CRE, Pediatric Respiratory Lead, Alberta Health Services, Camrose, Alberta

Cathy Gillespie, RN, MN, CAE, Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist, Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ruchi Gupta, MD MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Joni Huang, MBA, Consultant, parent of teen at risk for anaphylaxis

David Hummel, MB, ChB, FRCPC, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto, SickKids Hospital, Toronto

Linda Kirste, RD, Senior Tele-Dietitian, Allergy Nutrition Service, HealthLink BC

Pamela Lee, Associate Editor, Allergic Living magazine, Anaphylaxis Educator

Per Lidman, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Stollery Children’s Hospital

Douglas Mack, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University

Anna Nowak-Wegrzyn, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, New York, New York

Elizabeth Paton, parent of child with food allergy, Toronto, Ontario

Nancy Ross, RN, CAE, Nurse Educator, Thompson Children’s Allergy & Asthma Centre, Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Lynda C. Schneider, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, Director, Food Allergy Center and Division Chief, Pediatric Allergy & Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Gwen Smith, Editor, Allergic Living magazine

Pamela Thomson, Teacher and Anaphylaxis Educator and parent of child with food allergy, Kamloops, British Columbia

Susan Waserman, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, McMaster University

Wade Watson, MD, MEd, FRCPC, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Head, Division of Allergy IWK Health Centre



The information in this handbook is for educational purposes only. It is meant to help people learn how to manage a child’s allergies. It is not meant to give specific medical advice, recommendations, diagnosis, or treatment.

Readers should not rely on any information contained in this handbook as a replacement or substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis or treatment. Nor should they delay getting professional medical advice or treatment because of information contained in this handbook. Medical knowledge is constantly developing.

Please speak with your child’s doctor or other healthcare professional before making any medical decision that affects your child or if you have any questions or concerns about their food allergies.

The authors of this handbook – Michael Pistiner, Jennifer LeBovidge and Anaphylaxis Canada – as well as individual contributors and reviewers will not be held responsible for any action taken or not taken based on/or as a result of the reader’s interpretation (understanding) of the information contained herein.

Please note that AllergyHome is not affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital

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