The Food Allergy Advisor: Dedicated to Providing Answers to Your Food Allergy Questions.
I am so glad you are here!
The Food Allergy Advisor believes that all families deserve access to reliable information about food allergies.
This diagnosis brings with it an overwhelming amount of stress and worry. EVERY SINGLE DAY our lives are impacted whether it is the grocery store, restaurants, school parties, sporting events, holiday meals with family, or vacation.
Why The Food Allergy Advisor was Created
With other chronic conditions a diagnosis usually offers a settling in period- an opportunity to learn, prepare, and cope. In contrast, a food allergy diagnosis has no settling in period. In other words, you have from the moment of diagnosis to the next meal to figure things out. It can be extremely scary.
Your doctor and allergist will likely provide you with great information and suggestions. However, we forget forty to eighty percent of information presented by healthcare providers!!! As a result, despite their best intentions, information from your health care provider just isn’t enough. You need persistent access to dependable and readily available information.
That is why (and for so many other reasons) I have created “The Food Allergy Advisor.”
Preventing allergic reactions take the whole community. Parents, siblings, teachers, friends, and coaches all contribute. The Food Allergy Advisor aims to provide the entire community of care with expert resources and actionable ideas so you and the people you love can stay safe.
Amber DeVore, RD, CSSD, CLT
Hi, I’m Amber. I am a Registered Dietitian (RD)and a mother to a child with life threatening food allergies. I get it. I see it from the health care perspective and from the mom perspective.
I remember those horrible moments when life as I knew it changed. I’ve seen my child experience anaphylaxis and it is horrifying.
But, I am here to tell you…with proper knowledge the fear will get better. The fear may always be there, but it will get better.
My Personal Experience
At the age of two, my son had a reaction to walnuts. Soon he had a second more severe reaction to sunflower seeds. It was such a hard time in my life. After his diagnosis, I remember going to the grocery store in my slippers and not even realizing I had left home that way.
It felt like a punch to the gut when people said, “well at least your a dietitian, so it is good it happened to you.” I wouldn’t wish food allergies on anyone. It truly has affected my son, me, and my family. It isn’t good that it happened to us. However, what is good is that I have helped so many other with food allergies.
How I Coped
Initially, I was searching for a children’s book to help my son with his diagnosis. I was disappointed with so many of the option that were out there. Consequently, this caused me to write a children’s book. Writing this book was a means of me coping with my son’s new diagnosis. Above all, my book has given me great joy and healing from all of the wonderful testimonials of how my book has helped so many other little ones (and their parents) with their food allergy diagnosis.
Not only am I a mom with a child with food allergies, I am a Registered Dietitian with a love of helping others. Through the years I have thrown myself into helping other with food allergies with gaining knowledge and confidence to live their life to the fullest.
This Blog is a dedication of my life’s work to helping those who live with food allergies live their lives with less worry and know that it is possible to stay safe. I am dedicated to educating families and similarly communities on food allergy awareness.
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Again, thanks for being here. It means so much!
My Work Has Been Featured In:
- Ten years owning my own private practice and specializing in food allergies
- Presenter to medical professionals at the Southeastern Neonatal/Pediatric Nutrition Conference
- Writer, speaker, mentor, and leader in the field of dietetics.
- RD since 2003 working in many settings.
- Author to “My Food Allergies.”
Education Background and RD Credentialing
- BS in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition through the University of Pittsburgh, Cum laude.
- Registered Dietitian (RD) through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Additional Credentials and Certificates
- Certified LEAP Therapist -specialist in food sensitivities
- CSSD Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
- Certificate in Training in Adult Weight Management through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
My Editorial Process
There is a lot of nutrition and health information on the internet. What makes this website a reliable one with information you can trust?
All content is created by Amber DeVore, RD, CSSD, CLT unless otherwise indicated. Amber has a Bachelor’s degrees in nutrition, has completed at least 1,200 hours of supervised practice through an accredited internship program, and passed a national registration exam to obtain her dietitian credential.
As dietitians, we also complete 75 hours of continuing education every 5 years to keep abreast of current topics and maintain our credentials.
All articles are written based on Amber’s 18+ years of experience as a Registered Dietitian and based on current literature and research. The content on this site includes references to peer-reviewed research articles, academic text books, or website you can trust (from government, medical, or academic institutions).
Articles are reviewed and updated on an annual basis to account for new research and findings.
Please note that the content on this site is general information only and should not be taken as personalized nutrition advice. Read our disclaimers for more information and consult with your healthcare practitioner before making any diet or lifestyle changes.