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Episode 135 of The On-Air Advocate
Host: Tammy Flynn, Connect with Tammy on Facebook @theonairadvocate.
Guest: Kathy Przywara, Senior Community Director For The Asthma And Allergy Foundation Of America. (AAFA)
Episode Original Airdate: 8.12.19
Topic: How To Foster A Food Allergy Aware Classroom
General Stats For Food Allergies
Teal Classroom/ What you can do to spread awareness
Teal classrooms for students and staff represent food allergy awareness. Having an inclusive classroom encourages anyone with a food allergy. There is also the Teal Classroom Kit available for download at kidswithfoodallrtgies.org/tealclassroom
How to promote food allergy awareness in the classroom
By doing these simple things within the classroom it reduces the child’s stress and can reduce food allergy bullying. 1-3 kids report being bullied because they have a food allergy. Kids will protect one another from bullying.
Other Things To Remember
Social Media For Kids With Food Allergies
You can also join their online community at kidswithfoodallergies.org/join
There you will find research, resources, and how to get involved in advocating for kids with food allergies. You can also find a helpful print out for back to school called, 10 school planning tips.
Tammy’s Final Thoughts
Tammy urges that food allergy awareness is needed everywhere you go.
She also adds if you teach kids about food allergies in school, that they will then take that knowledge home, and the awareness continues at home.
Tammy also states as parents, we are always are child’s best advocate.
Tammy also urges people, our young adults, and business to look at how food allergies can affect job opportunities. Cross-contamination ECT
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