Food Allergy Counseling

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Sloane Miller, Food Allergy Counselor (Picture © Noel Malcolm 2013)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Food Allergies, Teens

Teens are a high risk group normally but add to that they’re food allergic and you have a potential recipe for disaster.

I’m heartened to see the excellent Anaphylaxis Canada is addressing this population with a new site, in partnership with bloggy FA buddy Kyle Dine.

If you have a food allergic teen or a teen on their way to college next year or know of one, I urge you to check it out.

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From the press release:

Anaphylaxis Canada Launches whyriskit.ca

A website for pre-teens, teens and young adults at risk for anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis Canada is responding to the growing public health challenge of keeping pre-teens, teens and young adults with potentially life-threatening food allergies safe, by launching a new youth awareness strategy. This strategy, the first in North America, is aimed at reaching out to teens to talk about challenges they face on a daily basis in a format that they can relate to. As such we are pleased to introduce a new interactive website, http://www.whyriskit.ca/

The website has a number of unique features including:

· In-depth resources and information specific to teens & young adults on risk management strategies

· Website content created by teens for teens through our Youth Advisory Panel (YAP)

· Accessible resources for over 250,000 young Canadians at risk for anaphylaxis and thousands more worldwide at no cost

· First online teen resource available in French (summer 2009)

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Pass it along!

2 comments:

Jane Anne said...

This looks wonderful! I already try not to worry about when my son is a teenager- and that is years away. Thanks for passing this on.

Allergic Girl® said...

you're welcome. it's a valuable resource.