Welcome to the Peanut Free Zone!
Hi, my name is Stacey – I have an M.A. in Education and over 8 years experience working in the Special Education field. My experience not only includes educating others, but being an advocate for those who have any type of special need. I currently write the blog posts on this site, along with articles about peanut and other food allergies.
My sister (Denise) has 3 sons, and 2 of them have life-threatening peanut/nut allergies. She has a B.A. in Graphic Design and started designing items to help keep them safe at school. She quickly learned how to become their advocate and successfully worked with their schools to create a safer environment.
It was 11 years ago that my sister and I experienced my nephew having a severe reaction to peanut butter. At that time, we had no knowledge of food allergies and it was extremely scary. This was something we knew we never wanted to see it happen again and we wanted to help other children avoid that same experience. In 2010, we put together her talent to design and my passion to educate, and started the Peanut Free Zone.