As we come to the end of the year, we are very excited to share December’s Zestfull 5 guest. Emily Brown first came to our attention last December as we hosted an allergy-friendly food drive. We asked our community to donate allergy-friendly foods to their local food bank and to point out how they were meant for families who do not have access to this type of safe food.
Emily is the Founder and CEO of Food Equality Initiative, a nonprofit with a mission to improve health and end hunger in individuals who must eliminate common foods from their diet to maintain health. Emily believes in the power of patients and works to eliminate health disparities with patient-led approaches.
Emily knows what it is like to have an atopic family. Both of her daughters are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts. Both girls have eczema and environmental allergies. Her youngest daughter has EoE and asthma. Emily also manages asthma.
If you are looking to give this holiday season we suggest giving to FEI, which will help get safe food to food allergy families.
What Emily is loving…
This December Emily is cozying up with warmth from drinks, family and a furry friend!
ONE | Warm apple cider
TWO |Playing uno with her family
THREE |Playing with their new puppy
FOUR | Untamed by Glennon Doyle
FIVE | Roasted tomato soup
About The Zestfull 5
The Zestfull 5 is a corner of our magazine that peeks into what other atopic folks are loving. From a book, they can’t put down, a lip chap they have no idea how they lived without it, to what’s cooking on repeat in their kitchen. This is a tiny spot to find out what someone is getting up to because there is so much more to life than food allergies and this is where we celebrate that.
Kortney is your typical atopic triad! She manages asthma, eczema, environmental and food allergies. Kortney is a co-creator of the online community Allergy Travels and co-host of The Itch Podcast. She wants to spread joy in a community that can easily see the hard side of life with atopic disease and believes that you can have a full life with food allergies, it may just be lived a little differently!