Allergy News @ Inly School
Inly School Hosts Dr. LeBovidge of Children's Hospital on Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:00 PM, Meehan Family Artsbarn
Dr. LeBovidge of Boston Children's Hospital will be visiting Inly School on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the emotional and social impact of food allergies for children at different developmental stages. She will focus on strategies to support and empower children with food allergies at home, in school, and in social situations, as well as how to help children cope with emotional challenges that can go along with having a food allergy. This talk is free and open to the public and sponsored by AllergyEats. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Meehan Family Artsbarn located at 46 Watch Hill Drive in Scituate, MA.
Who should attend?
Parents of children with food allergies
Individuals who work with children with food allergies
Families who host play dates or birthday parties with children who have food allergies
There will be a long Q&A session at the end of the talk, in which Dr. LeBovidge can address the allergy concerns of the audience.
About Dr. LeBovidge
Jennifer LeBovidge, PhD is a psychologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, in the Atopic Dermatitis Center and Food Allergy Program. She provides consultation to children with food allergies and their families. Dr. LeBovidge has a particular interest in fostering children’s developmentally appropriate involvement in their allergy management. Dr. LeBovidge has developed and led food allergy coping skills groups for children and their parents. Her research interests include understanding the emotional and social impact of food allergies and developing interventions to help improve quality of life for children with food allergies and their families. Dr.LeBovidge is also the parent of a child with a food allergy.
A nut-free school with a comprehensive food allergy policy, Inly School has received an award from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) for its commitment to safety and for promoting allergy awareness throughout the school community.
Inly School One of Only Four Schools in the U.S. to Receive FAAN Allergy Awareness Award:
Winners of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network's Annual Awards Are Making a Difference in the Food Allergy Community
Recipients Raise Awareness, Advocate for Others (3/14/12)
Dr. Michael Pistiner, an allergist and clinical instructor at Children’s Hospital, visited Inly on May 12 to discuss food allergies in children. The author of Everyday Cool with Food Allergies offered allergy safety and management strategies for empowering children with food allergies, their families, and their friends.
Welcome to the Inly Food Allergy Support Group
According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, 4 out of every 100 children in the US have a food allergy. Studies show that food allergies are on the rise, some suggesting food allergies have increased by 18% since 1993.
Experts say raising children with food allergies is harder than living with your own food allergies. Food allergies are life altering for the entire family. It can be a struggle to keep life as normal as possible while keeping your food allergic child safe. Parents of kids with food allergies need to be "label detectives" (allergens can hide in the most unlikely places), educators, constantly vigilant and always prepared for a reaction. Managing all of these can be challenging and at times, overwhelming.
The Inly Food Allergy Support Group seeks to create a supportive, parent-led environment to share experiences, concerns, resources and tips for coping with allergies on a daily basis, and to assist in food allergy education. All members of the Inly Community are welcome.
Peanut and Tree Nut Free Snacks
4/25/2011 - Looking for peanut and tree nut free snacks to include in lunch boxes? Are you hosting a play date for your child’s food allergic friend and not sure what is safe to serve? The parents of the Inly Food Allergy Support Group have put together their top 12 peanut and tree nut free snack foods. The following allergic and non-allergic kid approved!
Inly Food Allergy Support Group’s Top 12 Allergy-Friendly Snacks:
Goldfish (cheddar, pretzel)
Honey Maid Graham Crackers
Tostitos - Corn
Rice or Corn Chex
Oreo Cookies (the original)
Rolds Gold Pretzels
Cap Cod Potato Chips
Stacy's Pita Chips
Annie's Snack Mix Bunnies Cheddar
Important Note: Manufacturers often change ingredients or manufacturing processes so it is important to read the ingredient list, the warnings and any fine print on each package.