Tools & Resources

Webinar Archive: Emotional Impact

FARE hosts free educational webinars designed to help you live life well with food allergies. Each month, we feature leading experts discussing the topics related to food allergy that you most want to hear about. FARE Members have the benefit of advanced registration for each webinar. To register for our next upcoming webinar, visit our Educational Webinars homepage.

The webinar recordings below are resources that can help you manage the emotional and social aspects of living with a food allergy. 

Archived Webinars

Managing the Emotional Impact of Living with a Food Allergy
Speaker: Jeanne Herzog, PhD
Wednesday, June 17, 1 p.m. ET

Anxiety, [ang-zahy-i-tee], noun, plural anxieties. "A feeling of worry or unease about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome . . . an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs, by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt and one's capacity to cope with it." Sound familiar? A little bit of anxiety keeps us on our toes; too much knocks us down. This webinar will help you understand the emotional impact of living with a food allergy. Then, it will teach you how to develop an Emotional Safety Plan to help you prepare for and reduce that impact.

Jeanne HerzogJeanne Herzog, PhD is a lifespan psychologist in private practice in Wisconsin. She holds a master’s degree indevelopmental psychology from Columbia University in New York, and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Marquette University in Milwaukee. One of her specialties is the field of health psychology, helping people with the psychological adjustment to health and medical conditions, including having a severe food allergy. She has worked with children and families for 36 years in the public school system as a teacher, in medical hospitals as a child life specialist and as a psychologist in private practice. Dr. Herzog focuses on the emotional stress of living with a food allergy and helps children, teens and adults with allergies, and the families that support them, create safety plans to deal with that stress. A regular presenter for the Southeast Chapter of the Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin, Dr. Herzog has presented at Wisconsin's 2014 Regional Food Allergy Conference (sponsored by FARE's Community Outreach Program) and the 2015 FARE National Food Allergy Conference in Long Beach, CA.

The slides from the presentation can be viewed here.


“Supporting Children, Adolescents and Parents in the Daily Management of Food Allergies”
August 14, 2013

Food allergies are not only potentially life-threatening – they’re life-altering, and managing food allergies can be emotionally draining. Dr. Linda Herbert, a clinical psychologist at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., addressed the common challenges of managing food allergies. The presentation covered anxiety, issues at school, bullying, peer social activities and more. Dr. Herbert will also provided webinar attendees with a preliminary set of strategies to help cope with daily stress.

Dr. Herbert recently joined the Department of Allergy and Immunology at Children’s National Medical Center, where she is building a clinical practice and research team designed to address the mental health needs of children with food allergies and their families.

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Funding for this webinar was made possible through a generous grant from