Get your mince pies and Festive tipple at the ready - we have a treat for your ears!
Welcome to a very special episode of the Teal Podcast this Christmas eve; where we gathered a few of our friends to reflect and celebrate 2020 and talk about what 2021 has in store.
In this episode we looked at the highlights of 2020 for our guests - and the great innovations and relationships that came out of the situations we were suddenly thrown into as a result of the pandemic - as well as insights into what it could mean moving forward.
We spoke about the great conversations and advocacy coming from the allergy community - with so many more vocal people standing up for the community.
Joey came into the spotlight when we explored why there aren't enough male role models for allergic reactors and the opportunity for valid voices.
On a personal note we compared Christmas jumpers and traditions; with varying plans for the festive period - and educating Joey about British traditions. Michelle even provided a fashion show of some of her unique earrings - each with their own story to tell.
Here's a bit about our guests below; who provided an entertaining, heart-warming and empowering conversation.
Michelle Berriedale-Johnson and Cressida Langlands from the Free From Food Awards
Michelle has been involved with allergy and freefrom for over 30 years. She has manufactured freefrom food, run a magazine about it, written and published books on allergy and restricted diets (10 to date) and is a regular speaker and broadcaster on allergy related subjects. Michelle chairs the FFFA judging sessions.
Cressida is the Director of the FreeFrom Food Awards. She masterminds the FFFAs, and coordinates the social media activities and marketing campaigns. She also produces seminars and panels for Food Matters Live on Retail Trends in nutrition, health & wellbeing, plantbased and gut health foods
Julianne Ponan - CEO of Creative Nature and Teal Ambassador
Julianne Ponan is a successful entrepreneur having taken on and developed one of the UK’s leading free-from and superfood brands, Creative Nature. She is a well known professional public speaker sharing insight into women in business, being a young entrepreneur with a mixed race heritage and talking about success in the competitive food and drink sector globally.
One of her main areas of expertise and knowledge is around allergies.
Ruth Holroyd from What Allergy
Owner of the What Allergy Blog and Author of 'The Reluctant Allergy Expert, How to kill the fear that allergies could kill you', Ruth is passionate about raising awareness of allergies, anaphylaxis, eczema, topical steroid withdrawal and asthma, all life limiting conditions. She wants to help others feel less lonely, normalise people's views and perceptions and promote positive living.
For those of you who want to watch the video version of the podcast, you can catch it here below. Alternatively, the audio episode is available in the podcast section.
Christmas offer for All Listeners:
We have a special gift for all of our listeners - not just our premium members! Save £2 when you order two or more packs of Calvin's Free From Foods Original Coconut Bread - valid until 14th January 2020.