Episode 6 – Dave Bloom
Dave Bloom - CEO of SnackSafely.com
Dave Bloom is CEO and “Blogger in Chief” of SnackSafely.com. His wife, Debra Bloom, began her food allergy advocacy in 2006 when her daughter, who is allergic to peanuts and eggs, started kindergarten. At the time, the school district did not have policies in place to protect childrenfrom anaphylaxis, a serious, life threatening allergic reaction. Debra created what would evolve into the Safe Snack Guide to encourage adoption of allergy-friendly classrooms by providing a comprehensive list of safe snack suggestions to encourage compliance by busy parents.
Relying on her expertise in marketing, Debra engaged the school administration to promote many of the policies later adopted by the district. Dave Bloom, Debra’s husband, took leave of his position as the CTO for a London-based financial services firm in 2011 to dedicate his time to launching SnackSafely.com and developing the company’s publications and partnerships. Dave serves as the CEO and Blogger-in-Chief. SnackSafely.com provides straightforward, actionable information to help improve the lives of the estimated 32 million people in the US suffering with food allergies.