Food allergy and food insecurity – the Food Equality Initiative will help.
This is a special episode. Can you imagine having a child who has food allergy and that food insecurity challenges your household? This may be you. If this is you, take heart in knowing that you are not alone in trying to provide safe food for your family. Emily Brown has been there, come out of it, and turned her experience into a mission to help families who are struggling. She founded and leads the Food Equality Initiative, and the work she and her team are doing is changing the lives of families in need.
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Additional Show Notes
We discuss food insecurity…
Food insecurity is more common than you may think and may affect people you assume it doesn’t. The USDA’s numbers below highlight this problem, and these are way pre-COVID.
This may be you, or you may be in a position and hearing a voice encouraging you to help people who are in such a position. As I said in the podcast, pray about this. Let me know how I can help you!
I have talked about a non-profit…
The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program, which is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. This program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan.
A medical emergency response plan is important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program, and Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary). Does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?