Expert-led communities for navigating food allergy parenting

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What are Backstop® Huddles?

Backstop® Huddles are intimate small groups of members who join live to meet, learn and find support around navigating life with food allergies. Each Huddle is led by aFood Allergy Expert who is also a parent of kids with food allergies and can share about their personal experiences.

The professional is there to help create a safe, supportive space for us to collectively learn, grow, and connect across meaningful topics. Join when things are going well and when you feel overwhelmed. Discover trusted advice, tips, information and support from other parents like you.

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Our food allergy community is a safe space to meet and find support

Care Team

Virtual food allergy care is a team effort

Julie Sweeney, MD, FAAP - Medical Advisor and Food Allergy Mom

"I was lucky to share this journey with another pediatrician and food allergy mom, and we have supported each other through the years. Every parent deserves a relationship like that."

Meet Our Experts

Powered by real people who "get it"

Susan Lasky, DO, FAAP

Pediatrician/Parent Coach & Food Allergy Mom

Jamie Perillo, LPC

Therapist, Mom & Adult Living with Food Allergies

Liz Pecoraro, MS, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist & Food Allergy Mom

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Our results

Marisa S - Food Allergy Mom

"My son was diagnosed with peanut and tree nut allergies several years ago, and I felt like I was on this journey alone until I found Backstop. Matt and his team have provided an outlet for me to ask questions and share my worries as a parent without being judged.  They have provided different ways of thinking that I don’t think I would have reached on my own, and their support has helped me through several occasions.  I am grateful for all Backstop is doing to help parents like me!"

Andrea, H - Food Allergy Mom

“I am new to the Backstop Community and am so grateful to have become a part of this circle of support. Having a child with food allergies can be isolating and anxiety inducing. I felt instantly welcomed and supported from the very first workshop. Matt and his team are amazing and their guidance has been a huge source of comfort to me as I learn more and more about navigating my daughter’s food allergies. I am finding the sessions so helpful and am looking forward to learning more and connecting with others who share similar challenges. Highly recommended resource and app.”

Lindsay S - Food Allergy Mom and Founder,

"The small group huddles feel personalized and helpful. I feel comfortable sharing our struggles in that setting, knowing that other participants share similar challenges and offer creative solutions in a supportive manner. Knowing that a board-certified food allergy expert moderates the discussion always keeps the content relevant and factual. The huddles are the perfect mix of emotional support for caregivers and tangible tactics that we can implement right away in our busy lives."

We're ready when you are.

We get it, raising a child with food allergies can be tough. If you’re looking to meet, connect and receive encouragement from other parents facing similar challenges, you’re in the right place. Our expert-led community is here for you.

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