Don't Go Nuts
with food allergies. Jane and Doug Pinto, co-founders, along with their 13-year-old twin daughters,
Lily and Mesa began a company that caters to families and their loved ones with peanut and
tree nut allergies.
The family's food allergy journey began when Lily was diagnosed with life threatening food allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. When Lily was three years old, she had a reaction to something that she had eaten and developed hives. After getting her food allergy diagnosis, the entire Pinto family was extremely cautious, but even with their extra vigilance, Lily experience her first anaphylaxis reaction when she was eight years old from eating something that was mislabeled. Thankfully, Lily was ok, but the
Pinto family's lives were forever changed. Doug Pinto described this day in a blog by saying, "It was one of the times in my life that I was aware of my relationship to fear." From that day on, the family needed to find away to transform Lily's allergy into help for others. Jane Pinto said, "We want to be part of ensuring not only that a child doesn't lose their life due to a food allergy but also that every child lives an inspired life with it." And Don't Go Nuts was born.
I recently had the great opportunity to speak to Jane Pinto, Co-Founder and CEO of Don't Go Nuts, a division of Pinto Barn, along with her dedicated staff. It was such a pleasure speaking with a team of people just as passionate about food allergies as I am. Don't Go Nuts currently has a full line of healthy peanut and nut free soy butters and energy bars in a wide variety of flavors. I have had the energy bars and they are very delicious. I shared some samples with some of my fellow food allergy moms and I am waiting to hear what they think. During my call with Don't Go Nuts, they shared with me some of the exciting things that they have planned in the near future. So I would keep your eye on this family and their company because they have some great things in the works for the food allergy community.
13-year-old twins, Lily and Mesa are such an inspiration to so many young people out there. The love in their family can be felt in this YouTube video. Please watch and share their story.
Also, check out Don't Go Nuts Field to Fingers Nut Free Process, which is so important to Lily and so many other food allergic families.
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