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02 April 2013

National Allergy & Anaphylaxis Council kicks off its "Got Inclusion?" Campaign for Parent-Teacher Organizations

Below is a press release from the National Allergy & Anaphylaxis Council regarding their new campaign, "Got Inclusion?" The aim of this campaign is to encourage parent/teacher organizations to ensure that children with food allergies are included in  events at schools. Here is the link to the survey which is part of the campaign.

Gina Mennett Lee
Director & Co-Founder
National Allergy & Anaphylaxis Council

The National Allergy & Anaphylaxis Council (NAAC) Calls for Inclusivity by PTA Organizations

A new campaign is unfolding, “Got Inclusion?” - In an effort to create positive change in schools across America.

Branford, CT, March 27, 2013 –The National Allergy & Anaphylaxis Council’s (NAAC), “Got Inclusion?”, kicks off today. We want to know what kind of policies your parent, teacher, student organization has in place to ensure that your child with food allergies is safely included.

The NAAC, is frequently made aware of instances where children are routinely excluded from parent/teacher organization (PTA/PTO/PTSA) events and activities due to their allergies and potential for anaphylaxis, the life-threatening form of an allergic reaction. 

It is the official position of the NAAC that individuals with allergies and anaphylaxis should be safely included in all aspects of their daily lives, including before and after school activities and programs.

The initial purpose of parent, teacher and student organizations serving schools is to essentially engage and empower families and communities to advocate for all children. Their values include: collaboration, commitment, accountability, respect, inclusivity and integrity. We would like for them to uphold these values by creating policy to include children with food allergies and other medical conditions in all events and functions.

Tell us if your school parent organization has “Got Inclusion?” by taking our online survey. Based on the results of this survey, we will take appropriate action and advocate for the needs of the food allergy and anaphylaxis community.

To raise awareness of the survey and our first initiative, you can also share the NAAC “Got Inclusion?” Facebook wall photo (available on our Advocacy Hub page) on your website, Facebook page cover, twitter and other social media. 

Together we will raise the bar for standards related to the safety and inclusion of those with allergy and anaphylaxis.

About the National Allergy & Anaphylaxis Council
We are a collective voice of leading advocates and professionals from across the nation. We raise awareness regarding food allergies and anaphylaxis and advocate for the fair treatment, inclusion, and safety of those diagnosed with this hidden disability.

1 comment:

Gratefulfoodie said...

I am biased, but I just LOVE this!