That’s why, since 2001 through the National Peanut Board, peanut farmers have earmarked more than $21 million of their own dollars into research and education about food and peanut allergies.


Food Allergy Education Advisory Council Members

Allergy Education Advisory Council is made up of allergists, pediatricians, nurses, nutrition consultants, researchers and manufacturers who are leaders in the food allergy arena. The allergy council focuses on ways NPB can help lead the way on education and engaging consumers and influencers on proper food allergy diagnosis and management.

JJ Levenstein, MD, FAAP (Chair) 
Pediatrician; President and Co-founder MD Moms

“I am so proud to lead the NPB allergy council, a group of dynamic thought leaders and scientists who all impact the daily lives of individuals with food allergies. We are all honored to support and share the exciting findings in recent research that will lead to being part of a life-changing solution for peanut allergies.”


Paul Antico
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Allergy Eats


Chef Garrett Berdan, RD, LD
Culinary Nutrition Consultant


Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Consultant, National Peanut Board


David Fleischer, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics Director, Food Challenge Unit, Children’s Hospital Colorado


Eleanor Garrow-Holding
Chief Executive Officer, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team


Jessica Gerdes, MS, RN, NCSN
Division of Specialized Instruction, Nutrition and Wellness, Illinois State Board of Education


Matthew Greenhawt, M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Allergy Section, Children’s Hospital Colorado


Wesley Eby Johnson, JD
Escamilla & Poneck, LLP


Gideon Lack, MBBCH (Oxon), MA (Oxon), FRCPCH
Professor of Pediatric Allergy, King’s College London


Soheila Maleki, Ph.D.
Research Chemist, United States Department of Agriculture


William Weichelt
Director, ServSafe, National Restaurant Association


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Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: 866-825-7946
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