Food Allergy Education Program

Family Food Allergy Education Programs

The Thompson Children's Allergy & Asthma Centre currently offers two separate food allergy education programs, a school age program and a program for parents of children less than 7 years old.

These programs are offered at The Thompson Children's Allergy & Asthma Centre (across the street from the Children's Hospital Emergency Department) 685 William Avenue in Winnipeg, MB. There is no registration fee for these programs.  

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Food allergy education for parents of children under 7 years with severe food allergies

Food allergies can have a huge impact on families' lives. The goal of the Family Food Allergy Education Program is to help families begin to find a balance between risks and safety measures so their child can lead a healthy life. This Program consists of 2 small group classes lead by an Allergy Nurse and held a week apart.

Week 1 Topics:

  • How to reduce the risk of having a reaction
  • Recognizing reactions
  • Responding to reactions
  • Hands on practice with the auto-injector
  • Learn about resources available to you

Week 2 Topics:

  • Recognizing and dealing with food allergy stress
  • How to communicate with others about the allergy
  • How to reduce risk in other environments
  • What to consider outside the home
  • (e.g. daycare, school, travel, restaurants)
  • How to begin teaching the child about their food allergy

Families are given an information booklet on food allergies.

If you are interested in attending the program, have your health care provider send a referral, 

eggand we will contact you. If you have questions about the Program, call

(204) 787-2551 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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Program development was funded by the Children's Hospital Research Foundation

 

 school age program       

Small grant funding has been provided by Anaphylaxis Canada to help develop this program.