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School, Flying, and Food Allergy – What do the Experts Say?

Kiddos have many challenges growing up in this global era, and, unfortunately, food allergy further complicates things like school and flying.

But that where allergists can help provide you with evidence-based information on how to keep your kiddo safe and still lead a happy life!

Interview with Dr. Matthew Greeenhawt on School, Flying, and Food Allergy

On this two-part series of the podcast, I interview Dr. Matthew Greenhawt. He’s the Director of the Food Challenge and Research Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Greenhawt has authored over 200 journal articles, most of which pertain to food allergy. 

I’ve previously discussed Dr. Greenhawt’s article “Managing Food Allergy in Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic” when I talked with school nurses about food allergy management during COVID-19. You can find a link to the post and journal article here

I think you’re going to appreciate Dr. Greenhawt’s no-nonsense, straight-talk approach to evidence-based management of food allergy.

Additional Show Notes

I have talked about a non-profit…

The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program, which is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. In a nutshell (pun???), this program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. A plan is important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program. Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary). Does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?

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