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The FARE National Food Allergy Conference will be held May 14-15, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, FL, gathering the country’s leading food allergy experts and members of the food allergy community together for a weekend of world-class programming. Register now!

This agenda is being updated with additional session and presenter details. For conference content questions, contact Lynn at lheun@foodallergy.org. 
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Saturday, May 14 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Kids Session: Talking about "Itchy Foods"

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This presentation, geared toward elementary school children with and without food allergies, as well as their parents, is a unique conference program opportunity we are introducing this year. Parents who are traveling to Orlando with younger children may bring them to this session as long as the parent is registered for the conference. Kids and their parents will learn the most common food allergens, signs and symptoms, and prevention/management strategies in a way that's developmentally appropriate and provides an opportunity for kids to share stories. Child participants will learn ways to talk to other kids about their food allergies in a positive way that emphasizes non-threatening terminology, and extend their knowledge of food allergies by having a plan for prevention and management.

Children 10 and under need not be registered for the conference to attend this session, as long as their parent is registered. Please note that all other conference programming is not geared toward a young audience, and parents should plan accordingly. 

Speakers
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Sarah Valaika

Founder/Food Allergy Educator, Stay Away Itchy Foods
Sarah Valaika holds a MS degree in Child Development from the Erikson Institute in Chicago and has taught for 9 years in the Education Department at Triton College across a wide range of early childhood courses: Health, Safety & Nutrition; Creative Activities; Language Development; Science & Math, Intro to ECE, Child Development, Seminar & Practicum. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Graduate and Innovative... Read More →


Saturday May 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Plaza Ballroom F

Attendees (15)