Whether you know a child who has food allergies or you want to learn about how to keep them safe, you don’t want to miss two free events presented by local author Amy Recob, of the popular book series The BugaBees: Friends with Food Allergies, and Meriter-UnityPoint Health allergists and dietitians.
Passport to Food Allergy Awareness
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. – noon
Location: Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703
Millions of children around the world are living with food allergies. This free event is for anyone who happens to be, or simply knows, one of them! Siblings, classmates, friends and family will all benefit from a variety of activities including arts and crafts, story time with author Amy Recob and Q&A opportunities with Meriter board-certified allergists.
“I know firsthand that living with a child who has a food allergy can be stressful and overwhelming at times,” says Amy Recob, author. “Having the ability to attend fun and educational events like this one is important. Not only is it a chance for my child to see she’s not alone, it’s also an opportunity for her friends and family to gain valuable information that will ultimately keep her safe and healthy.”
Allergy-Free Snacks with The BugaBees
Date: Saturday, May 24
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: DreamBank, 1 N. Pinckney St, Madison, WI 53703
You don’t want to miss another special appearance by local author Amy Recob. In her book series, The BugaBees offer an optimistic approach to managing food allergies by focusing on all the things kids can – as opposed to can’t – have. Elaborating on Amy’s whimsical stories, Meriter dietitians and allergists will also help parents learn more about food allergies and teach kids how to make a tasty, peanut-free snack.