Fairfax, VA (Vocus) May 4, 2010
On May 14, students across the State of Texas will participate in a variety of activities in honor of Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW), May 9-15.
- FAAW was created by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network in 1997 to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially fatal medical condition that affects approximately 12 million people in the U.S.
- Musician Kyle Dine will perform two of his educational shows – one for grades K to 4 and one for grades 5 to 8 – featuring his unique food allergy-themed songs. The shows will be hosted by Houston News Anchor, Dominique Sachse, and will also include a special appearance by FAAN CEO Julia Bradsher.
- The performance will originate in Houston and be streamed live to schools across the state of Texas using the Texas Education Telecommunications Network (TETN). Any school or school district in the State of Texas that is a member of the TETN can access the show on May 14 for free by contacting their local school, district or TETN administrator.
- Students will also view a public service announcement from country music star and FAAN ambassador Trace Adkins, who has taped a special message for this event.
- This simulcast will provide students with a brief primer on food allergies as well as discuss FAAN’s peer education program, Be a PAL: Protect A Life™ From Food Allergies.
- FAAN has provided teachers with suggestions for interactive activities intended to educate students about food allergies.
- This event exemplifies the way members of a community can get together to make a tremendous impact – in this instance, benefiting students across the entire state of Texas! It is our hope that other school districts across the country will continue to embrace food allergy education efforts so that children with food allergies will be protected in schools. ~Julia Bradsher, CEO of FAAN
- I am thrilled to be a part of an event that will have such a vast reach in terms of allergy awareness. Anaphylaxis is a condition that so many children in schools have that it's imperative that we all learn what we can do to help keep them safe. I know that students viewing this performance will not only learn a lot about food allergies, but have a ton of fun in the process! ~Kyle Dine, musician
- The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, http://www.foodallergy.org
- Kyle Dine, http://www.kyledine.com
- TETN Flier, http://www.foodallergy.org/files/TETN_-_Food_Allergy_May_14th_Teleconference_Flier_and_Instruction.pdf