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Ep. 21: Interview with Gina & Jill - Passing the torch to your allergy teen

Updated: Dec 12, 2019

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How do you start giving your allergy kid more control in managing their food allergies?

Live from the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference! Dr. G and Kortney interview mom and daughter pair Gina and Jill as they share some of their presentation about self-advocating and the steps that a family can take in managing their food allergies or any other medical condition. 

Gina Mennett Lee, M.Edworks nationally and internationally as a food allergy consultant and educator through her business, FoodAllergyConsulting.com. Her daughter, Jill, has multiple food allergies and shares her life managing allergies on Instagram.

Learn how they developed a four-step plan that helped Gina lead the way and then slowly give up the reigns on managing Jill's allergies. 

What we cover in this episode

  • The four steps that Gina used to help Jill start to self-advocate:Modelling, Small step advocacy, Supported advocacy, and Independent advocacy

  • Examples of how to use this process and how Gina has helped Jill become an independent food allergy teenager. 

  • The hardship of giving your allergy kid more control and finding their independence.