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Free Webinar: Off to Camp with Food Allergies

RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering


WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015


TIME: 7 PM – 8 PM Eastern time


WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device


As winter ends, many families start searching for a summer camp for their children. Camps present wonderful experiences for children with food allergies to build self-esteem and self-confidence while developing lifelong friendships. Join pediatric allergist Dr. Michael Pistiner and school and camp nurse Nancy Polmear-Swendris.


They will answer your questions about finding a camp and preparing for your child’s adventure:

  • Accommodations for different types of camps - day camps, sleep away camps, sport camps, tech/academic camps, municipal summer recreation programs, Scouting programs
  • Food decisions – working with food service or sending your own
  • Storing and carrying epinephrine – dealing with summer temperatures




This webinar will be recorded. If you cannot attend the live event, a link to the recording will be emailed to you a few days after the event.


We thank Mylan Specialty for providing an unrestricted sponsorship for this webinar.


About Our Speakers:


Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is a pediatric allergist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and voluntary instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. He is the father of a child with food allergies and has a special interest in food allergy management and education in the school, camp and restaurant settings. He is co-founder and content creator of AllergyHome and serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology where he serves on committees for each. He also proudly served as a member of the Medical Advisory Team for Kids With Food Allergy Foundation from 2008-2014 and as an AAFA board member in 2014.


Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MEd, RN is the program coordinator for the University of Michigan's Food Allergy Program and is a Medical Advisor for Kids With Food Allergies. Nancy is also a certified school nurse in the Ann Arbor, MI, school district. She has been a camp nurse for 30 years and advisor of the Free To Be Camp at Camp Westminster on Higgins Lake in Michigan.




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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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