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Free Food Allergy Awareness Day at the Franklin Park Zoo hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital

Free Food Allergy Awareness Day at the Franklin Park Zoo hosted by Boston Children’s Hospital

Enjoy a Free Day at the Franklin Park Zoo Hosted by the Food Allergy Comprehensive Evaluation, Treatment and Support (FACETS) Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.  All costs of the event are covered for ANY family living with food allergies.  Faculty from Children’s Hospital will be speaking throughout the day on various topics (See below for schedule of talks).

Have any questions about food allergies ?  Come to our Ask The Expert table where our allergists, nurses, dietitians, social worker, and psychologist can answer your questions.

Learn about food allergy related products and receive free samples at the vendor area.

All families who are registered will have their admission covered, as well as access to free train rides, face painting, and other activities!

DATE: Saturday September 28, 2013 (Rain Date Sunday September 29th)
LOCATION: Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Rd Boston, MA 02121
ZOO HOURS: 10 am – 6 pm
Free Parking

For updates to the event, and check for rain date status visit Boston Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Program Facebook Page  (

Schedule of Offered Talks

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Lisa Bartnikas MD Topic: What You Need to Know About Food Allergies

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Tara McCarthy MS, RD, LDN Topic: Nutrition & Food Allergies

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Elizabeth Hait MD, MPH Topic: Updates on Eosinophilic Esophagitis

12:45 PM – 1:30PM LUNCH BREAK

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Dale Umetsu MD, PhD Topic: What’s New in Food Allergy Research

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Jenny LeBovidge PhD Topic: Coping with Food Allergies: Involving and Empowering Children

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM John Lee MD Topic: Myths & Interesting Facts about Food Allergy and Wrap Up

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