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Sunday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Emotional Well-Being

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This will be a solutions-oriented discussion on handling the anxiety and feelings of isolation that can come with managing food allergies. Food allergies impose stress on the whole family - the caregivers, siblings and child - from the first reaction to the day-to-day management. This session will highlight the difference between a normal stress response and clinical anxiety, will caution families against "admiring the problem" and advise when professional help is warranted, and provide tips for coping to protect well-being.  Join Kristen Kauke, Lori Sandler, and Dr. Ruchi Gupta to talk about how it's going for you and to learn and share ways to make sure allergies don't define your kids or your family .

Please Note: The time of this session was previously 10:30 AM and has been changed to 9:00 AM. Please adjust your personalized schedule, accordingly, if needed. 

Speakers
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Dr. Ruchi Gupta

Author, Doctor, The Food Allergy Experience
Dr. Ruchi Gupta is an internationally recognized expert on food allergy, and a parent of a child with allergies.  She has published some landmark manuscripts including the food allergy prevalence study showing 1 in 13 kids have food allergy and a recent economic study showing food... Read More →
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Kristen Kauke

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Yoga Teacher, Wellness Within of Fox Valley, LLC
I specialize in uniting the many parallels between Eastern and Western systems of healing. I am well-versed in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy, as well as yoga for building emotional regulation and connection... Read More →
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Lori Sandler

Founder, Divvies
Lori Sandler is the founder of Divvies, a fun, national brand of delicious snacks made in Divvies own dedicated nut, egg & dairy free bakery, located in South Salem, NY.  Her youngest son, Benjamin, is the inspiration behind Divvies.  When he was diagnosed with severe food allergies... Read More →


Sunday September 28, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Exhibit Hall C Entry via Exhibit Hall D Door

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