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Empowering Children With Food Allergies:

 Passing the Food Allergy Baton

Have you ever wondered, “How do I…”

  • help my child stay safe at school and at social functions?
  • help my kids eat out safely in restaurants?
  • help my child to deal with anxiety and emotional difficulties around food allergies?
  • start to hand off the responsibility of food allergies to my children?
  • help my kids keep themselves safe when they are away from me?
  • help my child to work through the fear of having food allergies and move forward safely and responsibly?

 

I’m Dr. Donna DeCosta, a physician, author, support group leader, food allergy advocate and the founder of Food ASC.com. I am so glad you’re here.

 

Why I created this workshop

 

As the mother of two teenaged sons with life-threatening food allergies, I have wrestled with all the above questions. Through my personal experiences and my connections to others with similar experiences, I was inspired to develop this workshop: Empowering Children With Food Allergies: Passing the Food Allergy Baton.

I have spent a lot of time identifying concerns and real struggles of parents, just like you.

One common theme is fear. We fear our children going to school, attending parties, advocating for themselves and having a reaction when we aren’t around. As a food allergy mom, I have experienced this fear first hand. While I can’t say this road is easy, I have realized that living with food allergies is doable with education and being proactive.

Through my research on empowering children with food allergies, I recognized an important omission which is  real-life examples of how other people navigated various challenges. I began gathering and analyzing examples from our life as well as examples from people in my book, A Little Bit CAN Hurt, and support network.

As a result, I developed a presentation on how parents of children and teens can successfully navigate food allergies which I presented at the S.A.F.E. Food Pantry Educational Session. This presentation has helped other parents to learn valuable tools through which to help their children be safe and strong.

 

Dr. D teaching class

Due to the positive response from my presentation, I decided to create this small group workshop and later an online training course to further assist and support our community.

 

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for parents, grandparents, caregivers of children and teens with food allergies.

 

What will I learn?

As a group, we will be exploring ways to teach and help our children manage food allergies in age appropriate ways.

You will learn:

  • 3 steps to empowering your child
  • how a board game may have saved a life
  • an important step in diagnosing food allergies
  • a time saving technique for label reading
  • the meaning of the Food Allergy Circle
  • the form you should never leave home without
  • important behaviors to help your child self-advocate
  • resources for you and your child to learn about food allergies
  • mindfulness techniques to help with anxiety
  • age-appropriate tools to empower your children
  • ways to prevent allergic reactions
  • specific examples of empowerment from inspiring families

 

My goal for you…

My goal is for you to realize you are not alone.

There are many other families on similar journeys.

By working together, sharing ideas and essential tools, you will learn to help your children to be more resilient, confident, empowered and safe in dealing with food allergies, as well as any other challenges that they may face.

 

If you would like to be notified when the course opens, please sign up below.

I look forward to working together!

Donna

Any questions?  Please contact donna@FoodASC.com

 

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