Tracy Bush is the founder and President of Nutrimom®, Inc., a consulting business that specializes in food allergies and helps to provide guidance and support for anyone that has been diagnosed with food allergies. She consults with a variety of people of all ages and has previous work experience with a Medical Doctor in New Jersey. Her experience began prior to starting her business when her own son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies that are life-threatening. Tracy is certified in both BioIndividual Nutrition and Nourishing Hope for Kids – a course specifically designed to support diet and children with Autism, ADHD and other chronic childhood disorders. She now resides in North Carolina with her husband and two children.
In 2011, her blog was nominated on The Babble List for Top 100 Food Blogs of 2011, of which it maintained her nomination within the top two ranking. Although still a newer blog, Tracy’s blog was also recognized in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Food Allergy Moms Blog which was followed by an 8th place ranking in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Food Allergy Moms Blog in 2013. Tracy was also featured in several issues of Bon Appetite, People and Southern Living Magazine during 2011 for her personal quote that was used as part of Alexia Foods marketing.
In 2012, Tracy welcomed several honors, such as joining the Advisory Panel for The Allergy Menu and was a winner in the 2012 Startup Nation Leading Moms in Business Competition. In addition, she had her own recipe column in Triad Fitness & Health Magazine.
In 2013, Tracy was one of 16 food allergy bloggers that were invited to attend the first Blogger Summit hosted by Mylan Specialty (makers of Epipen) and has been invited back each year since. One of Tracy’s recipes appeared in Enjoy Life Foods 2013 e-cookbook, wrote multiple blog posts for with Surf Sweets Organic Candies & Gummies and had a featured interview on PeanutAllergy.com. Tracy also helped to promote the Freeling Friday Fundraiser for (FWFA) Kids with Food Allergies in August. In September, She spearheaded and single-handedly had the first FARE Walk for Food Allergies in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as well as having the honor of being invited to attend the first US Anaphylaxis Summit hosted by (AANMA) Allergy Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics and sponsored by Mylan Specialty in Washington, D.C.
In December 2013, Tracy self-published her book titled “The Stepping Stones to Food Allergies”, a resource guide for the initial phase of food allergies. She had the additional compliment of her book being placed onto the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference Wine & Sign Authors List just shortly after it was released. She is currently seeking a publishing company to represent her.
In February, 2014 Crispy Green announced their plans to collaborate with Tracy to help people with food allergies navigate through the more difficult areas together. Tracy received the honor of becoming an official SunButter Blogger to showcase their product as well as working with PediatricSafety.net to guest post articles on food allergy-related subjects. This was followed by the additional compliments of being added as one of their official authors, favorite blog list and then added as a PedSafe Expert for their website.
In March, 2014 Tracy had several radio interviews such as Dr. Terri Dees on WSRQ in Sarasota, FL regarding the importance of diet and Autism. In June, her recipe was included in Mylan (makers of EpiPen) ecookbook “Get Cooking!” located on their website. Tracy also became a part of the Gluten and Allergen Free Wellness Event Blogger Team for their North Carolina locations as well as an Enjoy Life Foods Preferred Blogger in August. Tracy’s helpful tips were shared by Schar’s Gluten Free for allergy-friendly Halloween safety and meal planning do’s and dont’s as well as being one of their December 2014 contest Media sponsors. Tracy also made an appearance in November on MyFox8 news station to discuss “What you should know about Thanksgiving and food allergies” which was also followed by becoming a United States founding community with HealthUnlocked.
Tracy also began 2015 with a featured article in the Holistic Moms Network emag Wise Moms “Taking Care of You First”. Her article about the benefits of sea buckthorn oil for women’s health titled “Enter the Goddess” was posted as the first guest blog on SeaBuckWonders website and an additional first guest blog for Glutino making her 2015 anything but extraordinary. Food Safety Magazine also featured Tracy’s article “Food Companies & Food Allergies: Unite!” in their April/May issue describing the importance of companies asking for help on labeling and their ingredients which was also quickly shared as a surprise post on the SnackSafely website as well. She also shared her family’s personal allergy story on Kitchology. In June, Tracy’s testimonial was shared on SeaBuckWonders website to share the importance of omegas for health, inside and out. Following that, her article “Take a Vacation With Food Allergies, Not From Them“ appeared on FAACT (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team)’s June bi-weekly newsletter which is one of the top ranking allergy resources to date. Her summer was given a wonderful boost when she was a featured blogger of Delight Gluten Free Magazine who shared one of her recipes and an interview. Additionally, her recipe for Eclair Bon Bons was featured on Go Veggie’s website as well. In September, Mylan (EpiPen marketer/distributor) honored Tracy by featuring her Pretzel Hummus Chicken recipe on their My EpiPlan app. Tracy was also showcased on SeabuckWonders with a share of her allergy-aware skin regimen video which reminds us that allergens are not just in the foods that we eat but also the products that we use daily. This was quickly followed by a list of her favorites on Yodish. In October, Food Allergy Canada released their ebook for teens with food allergies which Tracy was proud to be a part of their review team. Directly after, Tracy was also excited to share that she became a contributor for The Food Channel to share her simple, easy, fun allergy-friendly recipes and tutorial videos.
In early 2016, Tracy was honored to join an additional allergy expo Press Team for the Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Expo, a two day event that offers allergy-friendly products, samples and information. As part of their Press Team, Tracy helps promote their event through multiple social media aspects before, during and after the event. Shortly after, Tracy began the new year by being invited to write the first guest article for Winona Pure Oils “The importance of Oils” for a healthy diet supplementation. Following that, February marked the month that Tracy’s “Nutrimom” name became officially trademarked giving Tracy ownership to the name she fought so passionately for. In March, Tracy’s product review for Food For Life Baking Company was reshared on Retailpreneur, online community for aspiring entrepreneurs, retail, and consumer goods professionals who want to dominate within Food and Beverage and Consumer Goods. Tracy also posed for a SeabuckWonders skincare article (here) to showcase their plant-based products later in March. Her flexibility and expertise were congratulated when her recipe for a Paleo Chocolate Caramel Maple Cream Bacon Cupcake was the winner for Palelovrs– a page that boasts over 30k+ followers. In May, Tracy welcomed a surprise featured article in SnackSafely sharing her ebook as a an inspiring food allergy resource. Her food allergy knowledge and ebook were also added as a resource for FoodASC, a new food allergy resource to empower people who needs answers to improve their lives with food allergies in early June. Tracy was then mentioned as an expert for healthy summer skin recipes on World.CA for the SeabuckWonders facial mask article that she posed for in March. Tracy kicked off the warmer weather with her article Picnic Food Panic as a return writer for FAACT (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team) sharing some not so obvious allergy triggers to consider when going to picnic with food allergies. Tracy was also featured in “24 Influencers: Inspiring Food Allergy and Gluten Free Advice” shared by FoodASC in July. Both Tracy and her son were interviewed by WSOCTV regarding EpiPen price increases just a few short weeks afterwards. Tracy’s tips and advice were shared across the seas when she was asked to be a guest for the Allergy Blog Awards UK podcast offering additional information on how she began as Nutrimom. She was also thrilled to find out that her recipe for Pretzel Hummus Chicken was featured in Severe Allergy Insider, a new magazine available to healthcare providers nationwide. Tracy was happy to share her family’s EpiPen cost information with Consumer Reports. Just a few short weeks later, Tracy comments were also included in NBC New’s article “EpiPen Price Hike Has Parents of Kids Scrambling Ahead of School Year” and she was part of a live interview on MSNBC with Richard Lui regarding this issue. Tracy appeared on “After the Bell” for further EpiPen cost information. Surf Sweets shared Tracy as one of their “Favorite Better-For-You Bloggers”, deeming her a Renaissance woman of food allergies in the same week. Within the same week, MyFox8 also shared Tracy’s EpiPen segment from “After the Bell” and spoke with Todd Zwillich of “The Takeaway” a WNYC radio show. Following that, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holdt included Tracy’s receipts and thoughts on the EpiPen price dilemma as the evening’s lead story. After more EpiPen media outrage, Tracy was interviewed a second time by MyFox 8 to try to further the plea of consumers as well as included in The Today Show with Tom Costello. Tracy also shared her skincare tips in another guest article on SeabuckWonders in early October and was featured as a Review Influencer in the October issue of iBlog Magazine. October ended with Tracy becoming yet another brand ambassador for Barney Butter in addition to her current allergy-friendly products and expos that she works with. Kids With Food Allergies Foundation also invited Tracy to be the first blogger to work with them to incorporate a video tutorial in their Thanksgiving recipe tips. Shortly following, SnackSafely included Tracy as one of their Inspiring Food Allergy Bloggers and Authors to provide additional support to the food allergy community.
Tracy jumped into 2017 with a featured recipe of her three ingredient Frozen Blueberry Pie as well as a podcast with The Gluten Free Fellas. Her food allergy advocacy was highlighted in a PR Newsire release regarding the DineSafeApp – one of the newest food apps that multitasks for allergies and dietary needs. Tracy also became a WEGO Health Expert to further her reach of helping others. Tracy’s No-Bake Bon Bons were featured on Rule Breakers website, showing others how to “think outside of the square”. She then discussed food allergies with the renowned Dr. Kimberly McGeorge on Blog Talk Radio early in March. Tracy showcased her ability to step outside of her allergy comfort zone when she was asked to write an article for the featured cover business of Forsyth Woman Magazine about Newsome Homes – The Agency. This was followed with Tracy penning the first Mend Hunger blog article, a nonprofit that works with food pantries to provide allergy-friendly items. Her recipe was then featured on The Greater Knead, showing her unique use of a gluten free bagel. The Greater Knead also shared Tracy’s story about how she found her passion in life from her son’s food allergy diagnosis and uses it to continue to grow within the community. Tracy contributed her thoughts for FAACT as well as SunButter for an allergy-friendly Mother’s Day and she also shared her uplifting thoughts about food allergies for Navigating Food Allergies. Ravishly included Tracy’s honest mom thoughts in their article, supporting that food allergy mothers are just like any other true-to-life mother discussing their stretchmarks and Tracy shared her initial experience with her son’s food allergies in an article that she wrote for Medical Research Charities discussing how it opened her eyes to what’s in her kitchen. May ended concluded with a video collaboration on The Allergy & Asthma Network explaining Tracy’s back to school tips to stay calm as well as prepared before the rush. To further show support, FoodASC published Safety in Numbers describing how Tracy explains the powerful connections within the food allergy community. Following this, Tracy’s blog was named in the Top 40 Food Allergy Blogs on the planet In early August, Tracy became an Advisory Board Member for Mend Hunger, a non-profit organization that strives to fill food pantries with allergy-friendly foods for those in need. Tracy then took a step further to sharing allergy-friendly foods when she was invited to the Beer Dad’s Podcast and asked for a return episode as well. Another food share was showcased when Tracy produced a video for Smart Life Bites (a site powered by Crispy Green) on the benefits of using fruit snacks as a healthier snack replacement. SeabuckWonders also requested another guest article from Tracy which she was more than happy to provide discussing the importance of giving yourself time to treat yourself as well as you treat others. Tracy was also happy to share some of her comfort food recipes for the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of Allergy & Asthma Today (a magazine issued by the Allergy & Asthma Network). November ended with Tracy sharing a second podcast video for Allergy & Asthma Network about seasonal allergy triggers. December brought her guest article for Gluten Free Certification about the importance of companies ensuring their products are certified gluten free and a third video for Allergy & Asthma Network in which she shared a few holiday wish list items for people with food allergies.
Tracy has written several product reviews, guest blogs and articles (to view the complete list, simply go to the Interviews and Articles link). She has also had the proud privilege to have been sponsored by many wonderful allergy-friendly companies such as Enjoy Life Foods, Barney Butter, Brothers-All-Natural, Winona Pure Oils, SunButter and Glutino. Tracy’s presence has expanded to radio and television segments all across the United States.
Tracy plans to continue do more to raise awareness within the community and she currently helps by consulting with many Doctors as well as professionally consulting and attending group talks.