Food Allergy Living is a resource for parents of children with food allergies, brought to you by Nutricia, the makers of Neocate. It's written by Nutricia's team of nutrition specialists, which currently includes Rob McCandlish, Kendra Valle and Jody Benitz.
The purpose of this Food Allergy Blog is to keep families living with food allergies, especially children with food allergies informed with the latest news and events, while providing useful tips, recipes and advice for your food allergy related questions. Of course, don't ever use this (or anything else you read online) to replace medical advice. Always talk to your health care provider.
We encourage conversation and discussion about food allergies and the issues children have dealing with all different types of childhood allergies, so please feel free to utilize our comment section on each of our posts if you have any questions, thoughts or even opinions. We'd really like to hear your feedback and have a conversation with you.
If you'd prefer to reach us directly, you can always email email@example.com.
I'm a Medical Affairs Associate. In my role, I develop tools that help health care professionals to help their patients. Sometimes this includes new product development, or handouts for families.
I have been working at Nutricia since 2010 - time flies when you're having fun!
I was drawn to Nutricia because we focus on conditions with special nutritional needs. We are about more than just formula or nutritional supplements.
It's so hard to pick a favorite! If I had to choose, I'd say Neocate Nutra. It's such an innovative product, and only Nutricia would put in the time and research to bring an incredible product like this to the families who can use it.
A lot of folks want to know how Neocate is different from other formulas, and what makes it so unique.
I studied Biology at Mary Washington College, and then Nutrition at James Madison University.
I still have a flip phone, and I made it to the National spelling bee in the 5th grade.
I am currently a Nutrition Specialist in the Medical & Scientific Affairs Department. I serve as a resource to parents/caregivers, dietitians, physicians, nurses and others who have nutrition-related questions about our products. I am also involved in various projects throughout our department.
I have been working at Nutricia for six months.
There are so many areas of nutrition that a dietitian can be a part of. It is really rewarding to be a part of the Nutricia team because I am able to help individuals who not only need our products out of medical necessity, but also thrive on our products.
Neocate Junior with Prebiotics, Strawberry is delicious!
The question I get asked the most about Neocate is: What is Neocate? What is the difference between Neocate and other formulas?
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
I have two young girls (2 and 4 years old) who are always keeping me on my toes!
As a Nutrition Specialist at Nutricia, I try to turn frowns upside down- listening, offering support, answers and being pro-active in any way possible. Additionally, I write blogs and enjoy putting a fun and interesting "spin" on them.
I have been working at Nutricia for 6 months
I chose to work in the medical foods industry because I am a people person- I like helping others. What I find the most interesting about working in this field is that I think of everyone as 'starfish,’ their situations/challenges have a uniqueness to them. As a result, I try to 'customize' support and make it special with add-on 'bonus' info etc. if I think it might be beneficial.
My favorite Neocate recipe is the butternut squash soup, I LOVE soup.
The most frequent question I get asked the most about Neocate is regarding mixing instructions and requests for samples.
I studied Animal Science at the University of Illinois and Poultry Science at Texas A&M University. Thereafter, I then decided to become a Dietitian and focus on people.
I had an exotic bird business and I am also a big time bike rider.