Spotlight of the Month – @ourallergystory
I grew up in the historic county of Ayrshire, in south-west Scotland with my twin sister and brother.…
My name is Julianne Ponan. Anaphylaxis advocate and founder of the top 14 allergen free brand: Creative Nature. I suffer from anaphylaxis to many allergens in the top 14 and beyond, such as tree nuts, peanuts, chickpea and sesame.
Throughout my entire life I have felt like I was missing out when it comes to food. From sitting on the “allergy table” at school to having turn down home made cakes at parties.
My work is dedicated to changing and improving the lives of those with allergies. I have taken part in government consultations, campaigned for Natasha’s law, and spoken out against issues such as food labelling and discrimination against allergies.
The products I have developed for Creative Nature cater for all top 14 allergens and are produced in a tree nut and peanut free environment. Each batch undergoes multiple tests for allergen traces so you can be sure that the product really is free from! This is why we say it’s #DeliciousWithoutDoubt
CEO & Founder of the TEAL App
Julianne is a passionate advocate and trailblazer who raises the important issues around allergies and who wants to affect positive change on a major scale. We emphatically share the same ethos and mission; and want the same outcome for individuals and families with allergies; so that they be empowered to live safely and inclusively. This is why we wholeheartedly support Julianne and proud as punch for her representing us as the Teal Ambassador; so that we can together create a bigger table for everyone to join and enjoy.
CEO of Anaphylaxis Campaign
Julianne is extremely passionate about the issues that effect the allergic community. Having experienced what it is like to live with severe allergies. Julianne understands the challenges for those at risk and will be a strong voice for advocating for change and the work we do.
MP for Esher and Walton
I am really proud to have such an innovative local business in the constituency. Creative Nature combines Julianne’s person story and entrepreneurial talent, and she and her team deserve all the accolades they’re getting as this brilliant young business goes from strength to strength.
Director FreeFrom Food Awards
Julianne’s consistent drive and commitment to helping the allergy community is how she ensures Creative Nature keep evolving their products, making them ever more suitable for the ever-increasing allergy community – many allergy reactors express joy in their Gnawbles, bars and baking mixes, because they trust that the company take extreme care to make sure their products are free of the top 14 allergens, making a real difference for people with allergies.
UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker
Julianne is a rockstar! After speaking at many events across the country, I’ve come to know Julianne as a friend. Her story of starting a business at such a young age is motivational and inspiring. I recommend all the young people to learn from her, she openly shares her trials and triumphs. What more could you want than an entrepreneur who’s been there done that!
Everyone deserves a taste adventure every now and then.
Even those of us who often struggle to find recipes that cater for our food allergies!
On the Creative Nature website, we have a whole range of Top 14 Allergen
Free recipes from breakfasts to desserts that you can enjoy! Below are some of my favourites…