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Melissa Taylor

Overview:

Diagnosed in '94. Has done extensive food allergy research for website and personal use. (However, most knowledge is from something known as "trial and error!")

Education:

Bachelor of Arts in English, 2008, graduated magna cum laude with an A average.

Experience in food allergies:

* Diagnosed with food allergies as a teen in 1994.
* Founder of Food Allergy Survivors Together (FAST) in 1994.

Professional experience in allergy-related writing:

* Writer of FAST website.
* "Hidden Ingredients -- What You Don't Know Can Hurt You" article in the Spring 1999 issue of Living Without magazine.
* Interviewed for the article "All in the Family: A Triple Dose of Food Allergies" (by J. J. Hanley), in the Summer 1999 issue of Living Without magazine.
* Life in a Food Allergic Family article on AlternativeParenting.com, 2000. (Link is no longer functional.)
* Diagnosing Food Allergies article on AlternativeParenting.com, 2000. (Link is no longer functional.)
* Recipes and labeling information (original printing) used in Food Allergy Field Guide book by Theresa Willingham, published by Savory Palate, September 2000.
* Food Allergy Survivors Together Handbook, a full-length non-fiction book for teens and adults living with food allergies, available in bookstores worldwide (ISBN: 0-595-24128-X).
* Article "Vacationing with Food Allergies" printed in Coping with Allergies and Asthma magazine, May/June 2003 issue. This is a chapter from Food Allergy Survivors Together Handbook
* Editor of Food Allergy Survivors Together Journal (out of print), a book written by members of FAST, published in July 2005.

Other

* Multiple publications in pet magazines.
* Currently a new release/pre-release product reviewer for a major retailer. (2009- )

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