Inly to Host Food Allergy Speaker

Dr. Michael Pistiner, an allergist in Leominster, MA, and clinical instructor at Children’s Hospital, will visit Inly on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss food allergies in children. He will offer allergy safety and management strategies for empowering children with food allergies, their families, and their friends.

The program is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Food Allergy Support Group at Inly School.

Who should attend?

* Parents of children with food allergies

* Individuals who work with children with food allergies

* Families who host play dates or birthday parties with children who have food allergies

There will be a long Q&A session at the end of his talk, in which Dr. Pistiner can address the allergy concerns of the audience.

Dr. Pistiner is a food allergy educator and advocate and serves as a voluntary consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, School Health Services and on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council for School Health. He is the recipient of awards from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network in 2009 and 2010, as well as the American Medical Association Young Physician Section Community Service Award (2010). He has recently authored Everyday Cool With Food Allergies, a children’s book designed to teach basic food allergy management skills to preschool and early school age children.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Meehan Family Artsbarn located at 46 Watch Hill Drive in Scituate, MA. For more information please visit the web site at www.inlyschool.org/allergy-support-group.

To hear more from Dr. Pistiner click here to be directed to a video.

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