Leah Robilotto, PsyM, is a food allergy expert and the founder of the Food Allergy Institute. She specializes in empowering educators, parents and children to overcome the psychological impact of and implement practical solutions for managing life-threatening chronic illnesses. Leah has trained thousands of clients on how to keep food-allergic individuals safe and included in everyday activities at educational institutions, in restaurants, at work and while traveling.
Leah’s extensive background in food allergies includes years working in patient advocacy at a national nonprofit (Food Allergy Research and Education), rewriting food policy for top schools in Atlanta. Her expertise has been featured in media outlets including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WebMD, The Killer Food Allergy Podcast, and Scary Mommy. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons, one of whom was diagnosed with eight life-threatening food allergies when he was just 6 months old.
Commonly Requested Topics
- Managing the stress and anxiety of having a chronically ill child
- Navigating the daily challenges of having food allergy disease
- Creating a positive school environment
- Protecting a student’s emotional health
- Laws and regulations that support food-allergic students
- 504 Planning
- Communicating with administrators and teachers
Enjoy this episode with Chelsea & Cassie about the real struggle food allergy (or other chronic illness) parents stressed over how to balance work, typical family responsibilities, and keeping their children safe and included at school and social activities.
The Real Life Show:
Living With a Chronic Illness
With Dinna Gammon
Leah shares how she was able to lean on here AllerTribe in the early day of being a Mom and what lead to the creation of The Food Allergy Institute.
Learn how you too can make small changes to decrease the stress and anxiety in your life.
Having a chronically ill child can be “a day to-day struggle.” But, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, that stress is heightened.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
We discuss the challenges schools face to keep thier food allergic students safe and included. Learn best practices to reduce bullying, stress and anxiety for not only students but teachers and administration.
Listen to hear the surprising signs of food-allergy Bullying.
We walked through the importance of allergy awareness in homes and in schools. We discussed how allergies affect people emotionally, socially and physically. Anaphylactic allergies are scary, but being scared does not help. Leah walks us through some strategies and tips that many can relate to.
Ceanly Consumed with Kellie Cutsinger
We Are Burned Out
Research shows that 36% of mothers with chronically ill children report burnout symptoms, compared with 20% of the mothers of healthy children.
take the 1st steps to curing your case of burnout
We talk a little bit about Leah's involvement in the food allergy world, mom burn out when raising children with special/chronic needs, and how we can better advocate for ourselves.
Learn more about to to be inclusive in your everyday life.