Register now for our upcoming webinars on understanding EoE, and plant-based food trends. Check out our “encore presentation series” with this month’s focus on celebrating safely. Attend an upcoming small group webinar on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis. Plus, discover our support groups across Canada and connect with one virtually.
Webinar: Understanding EoE – October 21st from 1 – 2 pm
What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and how can you manage this condition if you or your child is impacted?
Join us for an informative and educational webinar on EoE, a type of food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal/digestive tract. You’ll gain a better understanding of this non IgE-mediated food allergy and helpful strategies for managing it from our guest speakers including a pediatric gastroenterologist and a registered dietitian.
Here are the details:
- What the webinar is about: The basics of EoE, including signs/symptoms and treatment, and how to manage daily living, followed by Q&A, where you can ask questions. Plus, you can submit your questions in advance upon registration.
- Who is presenting:
- Dr. Vishal Avinashi is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at BC Children’s Hospital, involved with the Complex Feeding and Nutrition Service, and is a Co-Director of the Eosinophilic Esophagitis Clinic. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia.
- Kirstin Wingate is a dietitian at BC Children’s Hospital with the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. She has previously worked as a research dietitian with the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy & Immunology at the University of British Columbia.
- When is the webinar: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 1 pm – 2 pm EDT
Don’t miss out on this informative session with experts in the field!
Webinar: Plant-based food trends and the impact to those with food allergy – November 18th from 12 – 1 pm
Plant-based foods options are on the rise as many are looking to maintain healthier diets, but did you know that the ingredients in these foods may impact those with food allergy?
Join us for an upcoming webinar on plant-based food trends, like meatless burgers and non-dairy milk, the use of pea protein as a substitute, and more. Find out how these trends may impact you and how to navigate them safely. Hear from a leading research scientist currently researching this very topic!
Here are the details:
- What the webinar is about: The implications of new plant-based food trends for those with food allergy and how to address them, followed by Q&A, where you can ask questions. You can also ask your questions in advance during registration.
- Who is presenting: Dr. Jennifer Protudjer is the Endowed Research Chair in Allergy, Asthma and the Environment, and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at the University of Manitoba, an epidemiologist with the Clinical Trials Platform at the George and Fay Yee Center for Healthcare Innovation, and a research scientist at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.
- When is the webinar: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 12 pm – 1 pm EST
Don’t miss out on this informative and timely webinar!
Celebrating safely encore presentation series
In this series, we feature past online events and webinars. This month, watch our celebrating safely series to help you prepare for a fun and safe Thanksgiving and Halloween.
You’ll learn tips for staying safe with food allergy during celebrations, like tips for reading food labels and how to avoid cross-contamination. Plus, learn how you can be allergy aware and #ShineATeal light to help kids stay safe on Halloween.
Check out the videos below and share with others who may benefit!
For young kids
Topic: Reading ingredient lists
Learn about reading ingredient labels, the triple check, priority food allergens, and “may contain” statements. This interactive session involves a trained peer mentor discussing key educational points, while leading the participants in games and activities.
Topic – Halloween with food allergies
Learn how to stay safe with food allergy at Halloween. Plus, learn how you can educate others on making Halloween safe for all, including shining a teal light and offering non-food treats. This interactive session involves a trained peer mentor discussing key educational points, while leading the participants in games and activities.
Shine a Light song by Kyle Dine
Listen to the fun and educational song by Kyle Dine and learn how you can #ShineATealLight to show your support for kids with food allergy on Halloween.
For anyone interested in food allergy
Food allergy Do’s and Don’ts
Get educated with these fun “do’s and don’ts” videos. These videos are less than a minute and cover simple ways of keeping safe during the pandemic.
If you are serving treats, remember to ask about any food allergies. Check out these fun and spooky recipes from Nestlé for some Halloween treat ideas. These recipes are peanut-free, however, please adapt the recipe as needed to make it allergy friendly for you.
Light The Way
Watch this short video to learn how you can #ShineATealLight to drive awareness for kids with food allergy on Halloween.
Small group webinar: What you need to know about managing food allergy and anaphylaxis
Do you have questions on managing food allergy and anaphylaxis? Get your questions answered by attending 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. Plus, you’ll connect with others who can relate!
These sessions are geared towards parents of children who have been recently diagnosed with a food allergy; however, the sessions are also great for anyone who is interested in learning more about food allergy or would like a refresher.
What you’ll learn::
- What are 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. Spots fill up quickly, so register now. Our next sessions are Tuesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 15th.
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 virtually!
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.
Visit our support group page to connect with one of our support groups and learn about their leaders. Most of our support groups have have online presence on social media where you can connect virtually with them. Find one near you and connect online! If there isn’t one in your community, we’ll help you get one started.
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