Meet Our Team: Our Allergy Prevention Story – Ready, Set, Food!
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  • Meet Our Team: Our Allergy Prevention Story

    By: Annie Bunje

Meet Our Team: Our Allergy Prevention Story

By: Annie Bunje

Meet Our Team: Our Allergy Prevention Story

By: Annie Bunje

"Motivated by our own experiences, we set out to make it easy and safe for families to prepare their babies for food." - Andrew Leitner, M.D., Co-Founder

We are a group of physicians, scientists, and parents who are passionate about ending the food allergy epidemic. Meet the team behind our mission to help families give their babies the freedom to eat!

 

What inspires you to help give families a head-start towards an allergy-free future?

My son Abe is full of life, energy, and curiosity. He's also pretty fearless. But the only time I've ever seen him look scared was during an allergic reaction. We have learned that food allergies are quality-of-life altering. All of our efforts will be worthwhile if we can help even a few families give their children the gift of food freedom, something that most people take for granted. And as our message spreads, I am confident we will do this for thousands of families!

- Andy Leitner, M.D., Co-Founder



What do you enjoy most about working at Ready, Set, Food!?

I love how we've developed and harnessed a culture of "we" and "yes" in everything we do. We're tackling a really difficult problem, and having a team that is always encouraged to share their unique viewpoints and hidden talents significantly helps us to continue unlocking our potential.

- Matt Nissenbaum, Vice President of Marketing



What drew you to Ready, Set, Food! and our mission?  

My wife, who suffers from a handful of food allergies. I've supported her through countless nights of food-induced hives and hoping that she doesn't inadvertently eat something that will cause an even more severe reaction. When researching how prevalent food allergies have become, it was easy to get behind a product like Ready, Set, Food! I truly believe we are making a huge difference in our customer's lives and are making progress educating our community about food allergy risk and prevention.

- Kyle Sausser, Director of Medical Partnerships



What drew you to Ready, Set, Food! and our mission?  

As a sufferer of both food and environmental allergies, I wanted to contribute in any way I could to help inform parents about the promise of early introduction so children don't have to be bogged down by the responsibility of what it means to have lifelong severe food allergies. 

- Cristina Thompson, Board Member

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