Food Allergy Counseling: Talking to Suburban Essex Nursing Supervisors Association (SENSA)
|Allergic Girl talking food allergies|
Growing up as a child with anaphylactic food allergies and allergic asthma, I knew every school nurse, summer camp nurse and college nurse, and they knew me. These women were on the front lines of what was happening with me health-wise during the hours I was in their care. Nurses are an integral part of a food allergic child's support system and their TEAM YOU.
What is TEAM YOU? I believe it takes a team -- a supportive network of friends, family and professionals -- to navigate through life successfully and confidently. I call it Team You and I talk about creating one more extensively in my book, Allergic Girl: Adventures in Living Well with Food Allergies (Wiley, 2011). A Team You member helps you in the places where you need help. And for children with medial needs, school nurses are integral part of that team.
Thank you SENSA for a lively conversation and all that you do for all of the children in your districts!