Local S.A.F.E. Meetings
Next Meeting: Managing Food Allergies At School
Back to school can be overwhelming, scary and frustrating at times, especially when you are dealing with severe food allergies. But it’s manageable! Local food allergy mom Joni Severson and her son Rafer, who is now in 9th grade, will share back to school experiences, lessons learned, and tips for navigating elementary school, middle school, and high school with severe food allergies. Join us for an evening of information and encouragement!
Please join us Monday, October 7, 2019, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Boulder Medical Center – Broadway (2750 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304, 3rd Floor Boardroom). We will serve light refreshments and snacks! Please RSVP by October 3rd by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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