Food Allergy Fund Announces Inaugural Summit →

New York, NY (March 27, 2019)  — The Food Allergy Fund, a non-profit committed to bridging the funding gap for scientific research into food allergies, is hosting the inaugural Food Allergy Fund Summit on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to change the national conversation on food allergies. Speakers include leading doctors and scientists, celebrity chefs, news correspondents, politicians, entrepreneurs, and advocates. 

The event will focus on the latest scientific research into the causes and improved treatments of food allergies, innovative businesses working to improve diagnostics and access to life-saving epinephrine, how chefs can accommodate food allergic customers and how it’s good for business, and the policies and legislation needed to help the 32 million Americans living with food allergies today. 

The winner of the inaugural Food Allergy Fund Innovators Research Grant will present his cutting-edge research during the event. 

Visit for a full list of speakers and agenda. 

When: April 4, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019


  • Chris Cillizza, CNN Politics Reporter and Editor-at-Large

  • Linsey Davis, ABC News Correspondent

  • Elizabeth Falkner, Food Network & Bravo Contributor; Former President, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs

  • Chef Amanda Freitag, Food Network Host, Judge, Chopped, Co-Host, American Diner Revival

  • Dr. Ruchi Gupta, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

  • Dr. Hugh Sampson, Director Emeritus, Jaffe Food Allergy Institute

  • Chef Ming Tsai - Author & Restaurateur, Host, PBS' Simply Ming

Food allergies are an emerging public health concern. 

  • Every three minutes a person goes to the ER for an allergic reaction

  • Close to six million children—out of 32 million Americans overall—are affected by food allergies. That's one in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom -- a 50% increase from 1997 to 2011.

  • One in 10 adults has a food allergy

To register for a press pass and for questions, contact Amy DiElsi at 215-990-3006 or


The Food Allergy Fund is dedicated to funding food allergy research focused on the underlying causes of food allergies and improved treatments for people with food allergies. The Food Allergy Fund enlists celebrity ambassadors, industry partners, and individuals to raise public awareness and to support scientific research. To learn more, visit