Local S.A.F.E. Meetings
Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 5:30 pm
We are so very excited to announce our next guest speaker. Do not miss this one!
Morgan Smith is a senior at the University of Denver living with severe food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, shellfish and fish. He is majoring in Economics and Public Policy and is the Student Body President, a Boettcher Scholar, and an Eagle Scout. He wrote a monthly column in AllergicChild.com’s monthly newsletter entitled “Morgan’s Corner” where he detailed the everyday challenges (and solutions) to living with food allergies. This column earned him national fame – ranging from interviews on NBC Nightly News to being a speaker to both teens and adults at conferences across the nation. Morgan’s main focus is self-advocacy: empowering food allergic children to be their own avenue of life.
Please join us on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at 5:30 pm at the Boulder Medical Center – Broadway location (2750 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304). We will meet in the board room on the 3rd floor.
Morgan will focus on how kids, teens, and young adults with food allergies can manage dating, travel, and school through self-advocacy. He will share some best practices and top tips for each area, and explore how to be safe and still live life to the fullest. Please invite your kids, teens, and young adults!
We will serve light refreshments and snacks, plus we will be giving away some great raffle prizes again! See attached flyer.
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Allergy Awareness School Demonstrations
Joni Severson is a food allergy mom who has done Allergy Awareness demonstrations for classes at a local Boulder elementary school. The session consists of two stations: Allergy Awareness station and a Hand Washing station. At the Allergy Awareness station, they talk about types of allergies, severity of allergies, symptoms of a reaction, what children can do if their friend is having symptoms, and they talk about compassion and understanding. Then, they demonstrate the EpiPen trainers, and each child gets to practice with a trainer themselves. At the Hand Washing station, they use glow gel to represent germs and food residue. The children get to use antibacterial sanitizer, wipes, and hand washing to learn whether or not the germs/food residue comes off their hands using the different cleaning methods. At the end of the session, each child gets a PAL certificate. If you are interested in learning how to set up an Allergy Awareness demonstration for children at your local school, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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