“The Food Allergy Institute was started because I understand the toll raising a child with allergies takes on your mental and physical health.”

In 2017, I had a career in marketing, a seven-year-old son with eight anaphylactic food allergies. I also had an active five-year-old. Like many food allergy parents, I was stressed over how to balance work, typical family responsibilities, with the added challenge of trying to keep my son safe and included at school and social activities. What I was looking for did not exist. This was the start of the Food Allergy Institute.

Leaving my marketing career behind I took my years of learning as a food allergy mom to become a food allergy expert. While completing my Master’s in Child and Adolescent Psychology, I conducted outreach programs for Food Allergy Research & Education. In short, I became the expert I needed.

My mission is to support food-allergic individuals, their families, schools, communities, workplaces, and advocate for safe inclusion while reducing the stress and anxiety that can come with living with food allergies.

I have been interviewed on local NBC stations in both Houston and Atlanta, The Real-Life Show: Living with a Chronic IllnessThe Killer Food Allergy Podcast, Chronic Moms Club, and Cleanly Consumed as a food allergy expert.

Let’s connect so I can help you, your family, and your community.



Leah Robilotto, PsyM – Founder of the Food Allergy Institute

Leah’s personal drive to support other people whose children suffer from allergies is admirable and inspiring. She faces uphill battles constantly with school systems and bureaucracy, but somehow has the grace and motivation to keep her eye on the most important aspect – keeping children safe. She is thorough, smart, and efficient and is an incredibly reliable person for answers.


Leah was able to help me navigate through my questions, feelings, and gave me great insight about what my boys are going through as well. I appreciate that Leah practices what she teaches and relates to you personally. I highly recommend her services as she can give you the tools you need and the confidence to feel successful throughout this journey.


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