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01 March 2012

Food Allergy Support Group Meetings in Massachusetts

For those of you in Massachusetts, there are a few support group meetings coming up in the March which may interest you. These support groups are offered by the New England branch of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. If you are new to life with food allergies, are looking for more food allergy info or to connect with others in the food allergy community, please consider attending.

I am copying and pasting directly from the email notice so I don't leave out any important info:

Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.
They are FREE; pre-registration is not required.

Meeting locations and driving directions are on our website:www.asthmaandallergies.org

Monday, March 12
“Anxiety in Children with Food Allergies: How to Support Your Child” Speaker: psychologist Jennifer LeBovidge, PhD.,
(Metro-Northwest Asthma & Allergy Educational Support Group, Lexington, MA)

Tuesday, March 13
“Eating Out with Food Allergies” Speakers: allergist Michael Pistiner, MD (author of Everyday Cool with Food Allergies) and Paul Antico, founder/CEO of Allergy Eats.com
Metro-Boston Asthma & Allergy Educational Support Group (Newton, MA)

Thursday, March 15
“Managing Food Allergies at School”
Speaker: Linda Mealey, RN, Elementary school nurse. Learn about school policies and procedures, what options are appropriate as children get older, and how to work with your school nurse to develop an Individual Health Care Plan for your child.
Southeastern MA Food Allergy Parent Support Group (Foxborough, MA)

Wednesday, March 21
“Finding a Balance in Coping with Food Allergies: Stress Management for Parents and Caregivers”
Speaker: Salem psychologist Julie Breskin, Ph.D.,
Presentation and facilitated discussion about managing your own worry, empowering children and teens, when to call on professionals, and more.
Food Allergy Group of the North Shore  (Salem, MA) 

1 comment:

Colette said...

Hi Jennifer! So happy to see you busy here at Food Allergy Buzz again. Please check out Learning to Eat Allergy-Free today, as I have chosen you for an award.