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

Saturday September 9, 2017 (raindate September 10)

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 and admission into the zoo are covered for ALL families living with food allergies.  

Food Allergy Talks (subject to change)

We will have brief talks followed by Q&A sessions held on the front green by the Zebra Entrance throughout the day.   Our health care providers at Boston Children’s Hospital will talk on a variety of topics including (more details to come):

  • Managing food allergies in schools
  • Helping children and teens to feel confident in managing their food allergies.
  • Nutrition and food allergies: staying healthy
  • Food allergy research updates
  • Management of eosinophilic esophagitis

 In addition, do you have any questions about food allergies you want answered by our Children’s Hospital faculty?  Visit the Ask The Expert table where you can speak one-to-one with our allergists, gastroenterologists, nurses, dietitians, social worker, and psychologist. Learn about food allergy related products and receive free samples at the vendor area from food allergy friendly vendors who are supporting this event. 

Food allergy-friendly samples will be available through participating vendors.  Parents, guardians and others caregiver will be responsible to ensure the safety and appropriateness of food samples for members of their families with food allergies.

This event is being held during regular zoo hours, open to the general public.  The zoo will be operating with their routine food allergen practices in place for this day.  Families are welcome to bring their own food if there are concerns about their families’ food allergies.

Register Now to Reserve Your Free Tickets!

Please note: Registration for the Food Allergy Awareness Day and entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo is free for to any family who has a child with food allergies. Pre-registration is required, however it may be closed if we have reached our maximum number of registrations. If you have questions about registration or the event, please e-mail FACETS@childrens.harvard.edu. 

You may contact us at FACETS@chboston.org after registering, if you are unable to attend.

We have limited funding support for this event, so we ask only families living with food allergies to register. We welcome other families to visit the Franklin Park Zoo the same day, but ask they pay their own admission.

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