With an eye on the food allergy community as a unique group of consumers since 2008, we're on a quest to find and share ways to continue enjoying the good things in life.

10 November 2009

AAFA New England to Host Workshop on Food Allergies in College December 9, 2009

I received the following info from the excellent people at Brookline Families with Food Allergies.
From The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  - New England Chapter:
Planning for Campus Life
A Workshop for High School Juniors and Seniors and Their Parents

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
7:00 p.m.  -  Shipley Auditorium
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington St. (Route 16)
Newton, MA

Applying to college?  Have food allergies? 
Bring your questions about living on campus with food allergies
Learn about what to consider when visiting and choosing a college

FREE - pre-registration is requested: 781-444-7778, aafane@aafane.org
(Please include students’ and parents’ names and telephone numbers.)

Sponsored by:
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, New England Chapter

Topics to be discussed include:
Eating on Campus
Asking about food ingredients and preparation
Getting to know dining staff
Dining options and policies
Dorm and Social Life
Talking to your roommate
Befriend your RA (resident advisor)
Social events and parties
School Health Services
Connecting with staff
Planning for emergencies

Llaen Coston-Clark, a recent college graduate with allergies to peanut, soy and more, will share her experience of eating in dining halls for three years at a large university.
Julie Lampie, Registered Dietitian, Nutrition and Marketing Specialist at Tufts University, will discuss how to navigate college food services for students with food allergies.
Michele Carrick, MSW, a social worker who counsels families with food allergies and a parent of a college senior with multiple food allergies, will present the parents’ point of view.

Sharon Schumack, Director of Education Programs
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  - New England Chapter
109 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA 02494
Tel. (781)444-7778
Fax (781)444-7718

1 comment:

Jenny said...

I'm so glad to see these programs even though college is not in our immediate future. It's great to know that colleges are taking this seriously. Thanks for the info!