Food Allergy Advocacy Interviews with Sharon Wong
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.
KPIX reporters had a very good article outlining why Kellogg’s decided to add peanut flour to the ingredients of their cracker sandwich snacks.
Our family’s participation in DBVT’s Viaskin Peanut OLFUS/VIPES was featured in an article in Gluten Free and More magazine.
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 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/
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
Fall 2014 – A Tough Nut to Crack: Peanut allergies are expanding exponentially, but so, too, are the treatments,
This article about different types of food allergy treatments under investigation in clinical trial research programs. I was interviewed regarding my son’s participation in a peanut patch trial. The article was published in Curiosity magazine, a publication of Fifth/Third Private Bank. Link to the article: http://curiositymagazine.53.com/articles/a-tough-nut-to-crack
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
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.
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.
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.