Attend upcoming webinars, including a webinar on the “Future outlook of therapies” with Dr. Cecilia Berin. Register your 7-15 year-old for the Spring session of Allergy Pals/Allies free online mentorship. Have your child watch one of Kyle Dine’s virtual shows – “Food Allergy Education” and “Staying Safe, Staying Positive”. Check, out the upcoming support group meetings that will be taking place online. Plus, watch the first video in our cooking series with Amanda Orlando.
Creating a better future webinar series: Future outlook of therapies with Dr. Cecilia Berin
Join us for our first webinar in our “Creating a better future” series! There will also be time for questions at the end.
Here are the details:
- What is the webinar about: The future outlook of therapies that are under study beyond immunotherapy. Dr. Berin will provide her expert insight on current food allergy research and the science behind it.
- Who is presenting: Dr. Cecilia Berin who is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Deputy Director of the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, her research is focused on understanding immune mechanisms of allergy and tolerance to foods.
- When is the webinar: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 12 pm-1 pm EDT.
- Who should attend: Anyone interested in learning more about food allergy.
Register today, and please share with others who may benefit from the session! At registration, you will have an opportunity to submit your questions in advance of the webinar.
Allergy Pals/Allies online mentorship program
Registration is now open for the free 8-week online mentorship program for kids 7-15-years-old. The Spring session is taking place from April 18 to June 6, 2020. This is a perfect time for kids to connect with others virtually and learn how to more confidently manage their food allergy at the same time!
By participating in the program kids will:
- Build a support network by connecting with other children who have food allergy
- Learn strategies for managing their food allergy
- Feel more confident managing their food allergy
Watch the video below to get an overview of the program – you’ll learn how the program works, the program expectations, time commitment and other information.
Plus, meet our incredible and dedicated mentors! Check out their profiles to learn more about them and the impact that this program makes.
Virtual shows for kids featuring Kyle Dine
Join food allergy educator and musician Kyle Dine on Tuesday and Friday mornings on our Facebook Live.
The shows are geared towards kids ranging from ages 3-14 and are free, engaging and educational for kids to watch from home!
Learn more about the virtual shows available below:
Thursday, April 9: Food Allergy Storyteller Series with Kyle Dine – Allergy Attitude (10 am EDT)
In this 20 minute episode, Kyle will give the background on 3 songs related to maintaining a positive attitude while managing food allergy. His personal stories will provide insight into the thoughts and emotions he has experienced growing up with multiple food allergies. Your child will likely relate to some of the situations Kyle describes, and will be inspired by his empowering messages.
The Storyteller Series is geared toward kids ages 5-14.
Friday, April 17: Food Allergy Storyteller Series with Kyle Dine – Allergy Safety (10 am EDT)
For kids aged 5-14
In this 20 minute episode, Kyle will give the background on 3 songs related to managing food allergy safely. His personal stories will provide insight into the key safety measures that kids need to hear and be reminded of. Your child will likely relate to some of the situations Kyle describes, and will be inspired by his empowering messages.
Tuesday, April 21: Food Allergy Education Show (9 am EDT)
For kids aged 3-10
This virtual show will be on allergy education and will feature songs, puppets and games to keep kids engaged throughout the live stream. Plus, Kyle’s 4-year-old daughter Zora will be joining him as a special assistant, and will be leading the “hand washing” song.
What kids will learn:
- Information about the common allergens
- Signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction
- What is medical identification
- Allergic reactions and treatment with epinephrine
- Washing hands
- Not sharing food
- Looking on the bright side and being empowered over food allergy
Friday, April 24 – Food Allergy Storyteller Series with Kyle Dine – Allergy Empowerment (10 am EDT)
For kids aged 5-14
In this 20 minute episode, Kyle will give the background on 3 songs related to becoming empowered over one’s food allergy. His personal stories will provide insight into the thoughts and emotions he has experienced growing up with multiple food allergies. Your child will likely relate to some of the situations Kyle describes, and will be inspired by his empowering messages.
Additional shows by Kyle Dine – the following shows are held each week on Kyle’s channels
Staying Safe, Staying Positive virtual show: Wednesdays at 9 am – 9:30 am EDT
This virtual show will help kids keep a healthy body and mind during COVID-19. Together with his 4-year-old daughter, Kyle will be using music, puppets and interactive games to promote ways to stay positive with fun ways to make the most of the current situation.
What kids will take away from the show:
- It’s okay to feel down during tough times
- What are the things that make us feel better?
- The importance of connecting with others
- Using “home time” to your advantage
- Reminders and strategies for current safety tips
Let’s keep food allergy education and positivity going! Please RSVP to reserve your spot and share with others.
To learn more about Kyle, visit kyledine.com.
Small group webinar: Managing food allergy and anaphylaxis
Do you have questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis? Get your questions answered while connecting with others who can relate, right from your own home! Attend one of our free 90-minute interactive webinars led by a trained parent mentor. You’ll learn fundamental information about daily management and living confidently with food allergy and anaphylaxis.
These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy; however, anyone looking to learn more about food allergy is welcome to attend.
Following the session, you’ll be able to answer:
- What is food allergy and anaphylaxis
- How to avoid a reaction
- What are the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis
- What to do in an emergency
We have extended the number of participants that can attend these sessions during this time. Register now to save your spot! Our next sessions are April 4th and 9th.
If you have already attended one of these webinars, please help us spread the word so others can also benefit. Please share!
Learn about our support groups across Canada and connect with one!
Support groups provide a warm and caring environment for you to get help in dealing with the day-to-day stress of being at risk of anaphylaxis or having a child who is at risk. Plus, it’s a great way to keep updated on any new developments in the food allergy community.
Please note the April meetings previously scheduled in Niagara and Toronto have been cancelled to allow for physical distancing during this time. Check our events calendar in the coming months for meeting updates.
NEW! Watch now: Cooking video series with Amanda Orlando
Check out our new video series with Amanda Orlando on how to cook without common food allergens. This week she shares how to make her delicious banana bread and extend the life of your food. Watch the video below!
Amanda is a blogger at Everyday Allergen Free and the author of the inclusive cookbook, Everyone’s Welcome. Learn more about Amanda in our interview.
Stay tuned for our next video with Amanda coming soon! Subscribe to our YouTube channel, so you don’t miss it.
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