Whether it’s another parent who doesn’t take food allergy seriously or a school administrator who jokes about the peanut free table, dealing with the lack of food allergy awareness in the general public is one of the greatest challenges any food allergy parent faces. At best, a lack of allergy education can lead to an informative conversation that helps people be more aware in the future. At worst, though, it can put children in situations that may seriously threaten their health.
Fixing this problem will take education, and lots of it. From families to school boards and health policy-makers, the public needs to know more about how food allergies work – including how to diagnose and manage them. To help fill the education gap, we recently participated in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Food Allergy Awareness Day at the Franklin Park Zoo, an event specifically designed for families with food allergies.
Seth Belcher, one of our clinical sales consultants, represented Thermo Fisher Scientific at the event. While there, Seth had the chance to teach dozens of families about the science behind allergies, including how blood testing can help people with food allergies get a better sense of their sensitization to specificRead More