FREE Webinar: What Parents of Children with Food Allergies Need to Know about Food Allergies in School PART 1
We had a very large turnout for our recent webinar on Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know and we received hundreds of questions. We will be addressing these questions in future webinars, blog posts and in the message below. Thank you for your support!
Part 1 was a little over one hour. Now you can watch it at your leisure and pause when you need to take a break or write notes. This recording will be available on our website for about 30 days.
RESOURCES THAT ACCOMPANY THE VIDEO:
Register to Become a Member of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
We offer the largest online support community for parents of children with food allergies. Registration is free. Members have access to over a dozen support forums, KFA's blogs (from our Leadership and Medical Advisory Team), event announcements (such as upcoming webinars) and more.
Food Allergy Action Plan (PDF)
Handwashing/Cleaning Study (PDF) This is the referenced study regarding hand sanitizers, soap, and cleaning products and their efficiency at removing peanut allergen.
Finding the Right Daycare or Preschool
Sample Section 504 Plans This is a premium resource that Kids With Food Allergies Foundation offers for subscribing KFA Family Members.
School Health Plans (IHP, 504) This is a premium resource from KFA that explains how to create a comprehensive school health plan for your food allergic child.
Free School Resources from KFA KFA offers 16 readily available articles with tips, examples and guidelines for school management of food allergy
Free School Resources from AllergyHome AllergyHome offers videos and more for nurse training, school staff training, tools for parents and tools to teach kids.
Everyday Cool with Food Allergies This is the children's book written by Dr. Michael Pistiner. It is available at Amazon.com. All purchases from this link will send a portion of the proceeds to KFA at no cost to you. It is currently available from a third party seller on Amazon.com. You can also purchase it directly from The No Biggie Bunch.
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About the Speaker
Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc is a pediatric allergist and medical director of shared medical appointments for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, as well as an instructor of pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is the father of a child with food allergies 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 where he is a member of the Council of School Health and the Section of Allergy & Immunology, and is a member of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology where he is a member of the Adverse Reaction to Food Committee. He is chair of the Medical Advisory Team for Kids with Food Allergies Foundation, and serves on the board of Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter. Dr. Pistiner is the author of Everyday Cool with Food Allergies, a children's book designed to teach basic food allergy management skills to preschool and early school age children, and is co-creator of AllergyHome.org, a website that provides free modules designed to increase food allergy awareness in the community.
OUR WEBINAR SERIES:
The mission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation is to help families keep children with food allergies safe and healthy. One of the unique ways KFA provides that help is through our online webinars. Our webinar series will expand our current education and support services for families and we're happy to announce they are free!
What is a webinar?
A webinar is an interactive online "meeting" event that allows our members from across the nation to participate together live. Attendees will be able to listen to a speaker, view a slideshow presentation, submit questions and more.
If you wish to attend one of our free webinars, you will need to submit a separate registration to reserve your seat for each webinar. You will receive an email with a link to click when it is time to join the webinar.
The only requirement is an internet connection.
A free app is offered by GoToMeeting for those who wish to join our webinars by iOS devices (iPhone, iPad). A dial-in number will be available for those who wish to have their audio delivered by phone instead of through their speakers.
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