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Latest news from Food Allergy Canada – June 2022

June 10, 2022

Thank you for participating in our Food Allergy Awareness Month campaign. Keep the #KnowItTreatIt conversation going – check out our gallery of stories, share yours, and find out who won our contest prizes. Watch the recordings of our webinar on de-mystifying anaphylaxis and live events on using epinephrine auto-injectors. Learn about the Pryde Family Travel Grant for medical students, graduate students, or healthcare professionals and apply by July 1st. Plus, read our tips for a safe and fun summer.

Food Allergy Awareness Month wraps up

Various monuments across Canada light up teal for food allergy awareness

A big thank you to everyone who helped raise awareness, educate, and empower others in May for Food Allergy Awareness Month! We had a successful month with 10 live events, 22 teal monument lightings across Canada, and 45 new #KnowItTreatIt stories from the community. If you missed any of our live events or would like to watch them again, visit our recorded webinars page.

Congratulations to our Know it. Treat it. contest winners!

Thank you to everyone who shared their #KnowItTreatIt stories to help spread awareness on how to Know and Treat anaphylaxis. By sharing their stories, they were automatically entered to win one of four prizes. We’re thrilled to announce the winners below.

  • Grand prize winner – $250 + a Food Allergy Canada prize pack:
    • Emily L., Brantford, ON
  • Food Allergy Canada prize pack winners:
    • Andrew S., Toronto, ON
    • Natasha D., Carleton Place, ON
    • Rhonda J., Medicine Hat, AB

Check out our gallery of videos and stories and get inspired to share yours too. Let’s keep the #KnowItTreatIt conversation going all year long!

ICYMI: Watch our recorded sessions focused on empowering and taking the fear out of anaphylaxis

Last month, we hosted a webinar and various Facebook live events as part of our #KnowItTreatIt initiative. If you missed the sessions or would like to watch them again, check out the recordings below.

Webinar on de-mystifying anaphylaxis

In this session, Canadian allergists Dr. Philippe Bégin and Dr. Julia Upton review what happens to your body during an allergic reaction, what symptoms to look for, and the importance of treating promptly with epinephrine even if you’re unsure about a reaction. They also answer your top questions on anaphylaxis, including whether each reaction becomes increasingly worse or more severe, whether a trace amount of an allergen triggers anaphylaxis, and more.

Facebook Live for families: Using epinephrine auto-injectors for treating anaphylaxis and teaching children to use them

Hear from Dr. Julia Upton on how to use the different auto-injectors in Canada, including EpiPen®, ALLERJECT® and Emerade™, for treating anaphylaxis. You’ll gain a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, the administration techniques of each device, and how to teach children to use them. This session is also available to watch in French with Dr. Philippe Bégin.

Kyle's Korner

Kyle’s Korner: #KnowItTreatIt reaction stories from youth (ages 11-23)

Hear from youth with food allergy in our community as they chat with Kyle Dine, food allergy educator, about their reaction stories and lessons learned.

Watch our sessions with Alyssa, Genavieve, Will, and Samantha.

Plus, visit our recorded webinars page to watch past sessions on various food allergy-related topics.

Last call for applications: 2022 Pryde Family Travel Grant – deadline is July 1st

Pryde Family Travel Grant 2022

Are you a medical student, graduate student, or healthcare professional with an interest in food allergy/anaphylaxis? Learn more and apply for the 2022 Pryde Family Travel Grant. Two grants valued at $500 each will be awarded to help cover the costs of attending an academic program or event related to food allergy. Hurry, the July 1st deadline is quickly approaching!

Read about last year’s recipients, Connor Prosty and Rishma Chooniedass, and apply today!

Tips for an allergy-safe summer

With summer coming up, take a moment to check our tips to help you and your family have a fun and allergy-safe season.

Tray of food on the plane.Travelling

Plan ahead with our travel tips – whether you’re taking a road trip, flying, or travelling to another country, we’ve got you covered.

Summer activities

Read our five tips to help make managing food allergy a breeze.

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