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Interviews with Sharon Wong

Food Allergy Advocacy Interviews with Sharon Wong

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I am a mom trying to make life a little better and a little safer for people affected by food allergies and I’m so grateful and honored to be interviewed and to share my experiences to help others. I appreciate the opportunity to talk about food allergies and anaphylaxis to raise awareness about the issues in our community. 

September 2017 – Member Spotlight on Food ASC

So honored to be interviewed by Dr. Donna DeCosta on her Member Spotlight page.

https://foodasc.com/2017/09/28/member-spotlight-sharon-wong/

 

May 2016 – Parents Worried About Kellogg’s Adding Peanut Flour To Popular Cracker Brands

KPIX reporters had a very good article outlining why Kellogg’s decided to add peanut flour to the ingredients of their cracker sandwich snacks.

May 2016 – Bay Area Family Kicked Off Plane for Child’s Peanut Allergy

April 2016 – Peanut Patch: A groundbreaking treatment offers hope to people with peanut allergy

Our family’s participation in DBVT’s Viaskin Peanut OLFUS/VIPES was featured in an article in Gluten Free and More magazine.

May 2015 – Dangerous Bites: Cultural Implications of Food Allergies 

Grace Hwang-Lynch (Happa Mama) interviewed me, Brian Hom, and other friends for this article which explored the topic of food allergies in the Asian American community. The article is published by Center for Asian American Media (www.caamedia.org) in conjunction of the release of “Off the Menu Asian America” a film by Grace Lee, co-produced by CAAM & KQED. I also was honored to be a contributor and shared a recipe. The story was also shared via Bay Area Bites, KQED’s food related blog.

Link to the article: http://caamedia.org/offthemenu/2015/05/14/dangerous-bites-cultural-implications-of-food-allergies/

Link to the recipe: http://caamedia.org/offthemenu/2015/05/14/beef-yaki-udon/

Link to the article on Bay Area Bites: http://ww2.kqed.org/bayareabites/2015/05/15/dangerous-bites-cultural-implications-of-food-allergies/

December 2014 – New State Law Reflects Growing Awareness of Deadly Food Allergies

This article about California schools that are required to implement SB 1266 by stocking epinephrine autoinjectors by January 1, 2015. I was interviewed and mentioned in this article. Link to article: http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_27206626/new-state-law-reflects-growing-awareness-deadly-food

 

October 16, 2014 – Meet the Mom Behind the Nut Free Wok

I was featured in the Asian America section of NBC News. It’s very exciting to be able to share my story and one of my favorite recipes, Broiled Chicken Teriyaki Thighs, with their readers.  Link to article: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/meet-mom-behind-nut-free-wok-recipes-n226746

September 22, 2014 – Student sees bill idea become law: San Mateo’s Brandon Wong helps with epi-pen legislation

My son and I were interviewed regarding how we were inspired to advocate for stock epi legislation in California, which is a small piece of a much bigger picture. The story was published by our local newspaper shortly after SB 1266, the epipen bill was signed by California Governor Brown.  Link to article: http://www.smdailyjournal.com/articles/lnews/2014-09-22/student-sees-bill-idea-become-law-san-mateos-brandon-wong-helps-with-epi-pen-legislation-/1776425130455.html

April 28, 2014 – Bill to Require EpiPens in Public Schools Faces Opposition from Teachers Union

I spoke on behalf of California Advocates for Food Allergies when Phil Matier interviewed me in this KPIX news segment about SB 1266 and the opposition against this pending legislation to require California public and charter schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors. As of the last hearing, two teachers’ unions continue to oppose the bill “philosophically.” Public outcry of support continues to be needed by Californians as the bill heads to the CA Assembly Appropriations Committee for a vote on August 14. Link to video: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/28/bill-to-require-epipens-in-pubic-schools-faces-opposition-from-teachers-union/

April 2014 – Food Allergies Among Minority Children Often Go Undiagnosed

I was honored to be interviewed by Jenny Chen in Washington D.C. based magazine, Asian Fortune News, about food allergies to raise awareness among the Asian American community. Link to article: http://www.asianfortunenews.com/2014/04/food-allergies-among-minority-children-often-go-undiagnosed/

October 2012 – San Jose Family Wants Schools to Stock EpiPens Following Tragedy

Brian Hom, Dr. Kari Nadeau, and I were interviewed in this segment by KPIX reporter Sharon Chin about food allergies and to support H.R. 2094: School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, which was eventually signed into law by President Obama, who shared that one of his daughters also has a peanut allergy.  Link to video: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/7822870-san-jose-family-wants-schools-to-stock-epipens-following-tragedy/  

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