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.
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)
Pass it along!