Food Allergy Advocacy Interviews & Features with Sharon Wong


I am a mom trying to make life a little better and a litter safer for people affected by food allergies. I’m so grateful and honored to be interviewed and to share my experiences to help others. I appreciate the opportunity to talk about food allergies and anphylaxis to raise awareness about the issues in our community. Here are some of my interviews over the years.


May 2023 Best Allergy-Free Blogger Award from Menutrinfo

March 2023 CJOB The Start, interview with Greg Mackling and Lauren McNabb

March 2023 A skin patch to treat peanut allergies teaches the body to tolerate the nuts


November 2022Allergic Living “Peanut Oil and Allergy: When Is It Safe to Eat, When Is It Not?”

September 2022EAACI Knowledge Hub feature

March 2022FAACT’s Roundtable, Ep. 107: Food Allergy Life with Chinese Instant Pot Cooking

March 2022 – Interview with Maria George, education expert, about What You Need to Know About Food Allergies, specifically for people studying to become preschool teachers

February 2022 – Cookbook author of Chinese Instant Pot Cookbook

February 2022The 15 Best Cookbooks of 2022 Will Have You Cheffing It Up In No Time

January 2022Facebook Live with Tamara Hubbard, we talked about how learning how to cook and trying new foods can empower people with food allergies

January 2022San Mateo blogger writes allergy-aware Asian cookbook


June 2021Top Rated Food Allergy Bloggers by Spokin

June 2021 – Featured on parenting website Red Tricycle, 40 Food Allergy Bloggers Worth Following

February 2021 Shandeeland Podcast  – CertiStar CEO Shandee Chernow and talked about food alleriges and how to be more comfortable with exploring new cuisines from other cultures.


July 2020Pandemic-inspired food labeling raises alarms for those with food allergiesFood allergy concerns regarding FDA labeling changes

April 2020Wonder Woman In Business, Sharon Wong with Freeman Means Business. Honored to be interviewed by Susan Freeman, a brilliant changemaker in our community.

February 2020New success in treating allergies to peanuts and other foods


November 2019 – The ITCH Podcast I chatted with Dr. Payel Gupta and Kourtney Hing Kwong about food allergies, cultural identity and holidays.

May 20196 Allergy Mums Making a Difference – Featured by Emma Amoscato from Free From Farmhouse


September 2017 – Member Spotlight on Food ASC So honored to be interviewed by Dr. Donna DeCosta on her Member Spotlight page.


May 2016 – Parents Worried About Kellogg’s Adding Peanut Flour To Popular Cracker Brands – KPIX reporters had a very good article outlining why Kellogg’s decided to add peanut flour to the ingredients of their cracker sandwich snacks.

May 2016 – Bay Area Family Kicked Off Plane for Child’s Peanut Allergy

April 2016 – Peanut Patch: A groundbreaking treatment offers hope to people with peanut allergy Our family’s participation in DBVT’s Viaskin Peanut OLFUS/VIPES was featured in an article in Gluten Free and More magazine.

April 2016 – Featured as an Inspiring Resource by Snack Safely


May 2015 – Dangerous Bites: Cultural Implications of Food Allergies 

Grace Hwang-Lynch (Happa Mama) interviewed me, Brian Hom, and other friends for this article which explored the topic of food allergies in the Asian American community. The article is published by Center for Asian American Media ( in conjunction of the release of “Off the Menu Asian America” a film by Grace Lee, co-produced by CAAM & KQED. I also was honored to be a contributor and shared a recipe. The story was also shared via Bay Area Bites, KQED’s food related blog.

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December 2014 – New State Law Reflects Growing Awareness of Deadly Food Allergies

This article about California schools that are required to implement SB 1266 by stocking epinephrine autoinjectors by January 1, 2015. I was interviewed and mentioned in this article. Link to article:

October 16, 2014 – Meet the Mom Behind the Nut Free Wok

I was featured in the Asian America section of NBC News. It’s very exciting to be able to share my story and one of my favorite recipes, Broiled Chicken Teriyaki Thighs, with their readers.  Link to article:

September 22, 2014 – Student sees bill idea become law: San Mateo’s B. Wong helps with epi-pen legislation

My son and I were interviewed regarding how we were inspired to advocate for stock epi legislation in California, which is a small piece of a much bigger picture. The story was published by our local newspaper shortly after SB 1266, the epipen bill was signed by California Governor Brown.

April 28, 2014 – Bill to Require EpiPens in Public Schools Faces Opposition from Teachers Union

I spoke on behalf of California Advocates for Food Allergies when Phil Matier interviewed me in this KPIX news segment about SB 1266 and the opposition against this pending legislation to require California public and charter schools to stock epinephrine auto-injectors. As of the last hearing, two teachers’ unions continue to oppose the bill “philosophically.” Public outcry of support continues to be needed by Californians as the bill heads to the CA Assembly Appropriations Committee for a vote on August 14. Link to video:

April 2014 – Food Allergies Among Minority Children Often Go Undiagnosed

I was honored to be interviewed by Jenny Chen in Washington D.C. based magazine, Asian Fortune News, about food allergies to raise awareness among the Asian American community. Link to article:


October 2012 – San Jose Family Wants Schools to Stock EpiPens Following Tragedy

Brian Hom, Dr. Kari Nadeau, and I were interviewed in this segment by KPIX reporter Sharon Chin about food allergies and to support H.R. 2094: School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, which was eventually signed into law by President Obama, who shared that one of his daughters also has a peanut allergy.

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