Meeting Archive:
Bridging the Gap with a Food Allergy App

Meeting Description:

The food allergy community is tight nit and growing. More and more food allergic consumers are turning to top rated apps to decide where they will and won’t go out to eat, based on other food allergic diners’ opinions. This can and will impact food service financial bottom lines. Learn how technology is bridging the gap between restaurants and food allergic consumers, how you can increase sales or student retention, how you can build credibility with the food allergy community, and why you should be paying attention to your web-based ratings.

This webinar is approved for 1 CEU/ Level 2 through the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.

Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017
Time: 03:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Laurie Thomeczek
 Presenter Information
Paul Antico
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Paul Antico is the CEO and Founder of AllergyEats, the leading guide to finding allergy-friendly restaurants.  He is the father of five children - three of whom have food allergies.  As a passionate food allergy advocate, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s (AAFA) New England chapter, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Food Allergy Working Group, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Advisory Panel for the Consensus Study on Food Allergies, and the National Peanut Board Food Allergy Education Advisory Council.


Jen Cafferty
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As founder and CEO of The Gluten Free Media Group, Jen is a nationally recognized expert on connecting gluten-free brands to consumers. Not only does Jen run the largest gluten-free media group in the US (reaching over 3 million people annually), she and her family follow restricted diets due to a variety health concerns. With years of experience living a gluten-free lifestyle, Jen’s opinion has become the “seal of good housekeeping” for many brands, and she is considered to be one of the foremost experts in gluten-free living in North America.

Connecting brands to consumers is Jen’s expertise and she does this through consumer shows, media ads and focus groups. Through the consulting division of The Gluten Free Media Group, Jen collaborates with numerous restaurants, CPG brands and retailers to ensure they are attaining their full marketing potential when reaching the free-from customer.