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Food Allergies at School: What Works?

Filed under: Health & Fitness,Schools & Education by News Staff at 6:33 pm on January 11, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- A roundtable discussion about how to keep children with food allergies comfortable and safe at school will be the topic of the Metro-West Allergy and Asthma Educational Support Group meeting on Wednesday, January 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Allergy & Asthma Treatment Specialists, 475 Franklin St., Framingham.

The program is free; pre-registration is not required.

Support group leaders Lori Brockway and Linda Drews will share their years of experience as parents of children with food allergies and as a teacher, and moderate a discussion of how parents can work most effectively as an advocate for their child.

AAFA New England organizes educational support group programs throughout the region, publishes a newsletter, and runs a telephone resource and referral line for people coping with allergies and asthma. For more information, or a free copy of the AAFA New England newsletter or parent checklist for managing food allergies in school or child care, call (781)444-7778 or see www.asthmaandallergies.org


Learn the “Food Allergy Fundamentals”

Filed under: Health & Fitness by News Staff at 8:15 pm on October 5, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Learn the “basics” about living with food allergies in your family, including how to prevent and handle severe allergy emergencies, on Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Metro-West Allergy and Asthma Educational Support Group meeting, which is held at Allergy & Asthma Treatment Specialists, 475 Franklin St., Framingham. The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. There will be time for questions and discussion.

“There are a growing number of people with allergies to peanuts and many other foods”, says Sharon Schumack, Director of Education for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter, which is sponsoring this meeting. It will feature a presentation by Framingham allergist Stuart Rhein, M.D., and practical tips from support group leaders Linda Drews and Lori Brockway, “veterans” of managing food allergies at school, child care, and in their homes.

AAFA New England organizes educational support group programs throughout the region, publishes a newsletter, and runs a telephone resource and referral line for people coping with allergies and asthma. For more information, or free a free copy of “Eating Out with Food Allergies,” call (781)444-7778 or see www.asthmaandallergies.org.


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