Food Allergy Can Opener: Tamara Hubbard

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Blog Post #118 — When I read Tamara Hubbard's inspiring article about how parents can successfully navigate food allergies, which was posted on FAACT's website, I immediately forwarded it to my own parents. 

My mom's response after reading it: "Yes! Tamara Hubbard is a Can Opener!"

Tamara's article, "Navigating the Emotional Seas of Food Allergies: One Parent's Journey Towards Resilience," helps parents rise above the mutiny of negative emotions of food allergies by providing practical, resilience-focused tips. Using her own family's journey, she recounts the importance of changing the internal fear-based food allergy narratives to narratives of resilience, first for herself and then for her son, who is allergic to peanuts.

When I read her words, I thought I was reading something my own mother would write. Tamara's asset-based philosophy is at the very core of where all families should strive to be. By providing authentic, hopeful & empowering advice, Tamara is helping families with food allergies live a life a Can! She is a true CAN Opener. 

Tamara Hubbard, MA, LCPC is the mother of two boys, one manages a peanut allergy. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, who primarily works with parents and families, as well as a food allergy advocate. Combining her professional and personal passions, she aims to help families navigate life with food allergies and focus on finding the balance between the emotions and empowerment. You can follow her on Twitter at @TamaraTweets to read food allergy, parenting, relationship, and motherhood tips.


JJ Vulopas is a rising senior at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for young people, JJ has lived with food allergies his entire life. He is the author of the children's book, Land of Not. You can read his daily blog at Follow him on Instagram and on Twitter @thelandofcan.