Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2011
According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, nearly 3 million children in the U.S. have food allergies, and the incidence in those under the age of 3 is one in 17. The good news is many children will grow out of them.
Kahle Community Center will host Dr. Jennifer Ehmann from Barton Pediatrics on Tuesday, August 23. Dr. Ehmann will discuss food allergies and its effects on children, especially allergies and alternatives to certain foods. The lecture will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kahle located at 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV.
“My goal is to educate families about food allergies in general,” Dr. Ehmann said. “I will be discussing food allergy versus intolerance and how you go about evaluating, diagnosing and managing both. I want the parents to walk away with a better understanding and be able to communicate effectively with medical professionals and primarily their schools about their child’s allergies.”
This lecture is part of the 2011 Barton Health & Wellness Lecture Series. If you the attended any four of Barton's 2011 wellness lectures and received an attendance "punch card" and you will be automatically be entered to win a 2011/2012 season pass to a Lake Tahoe ski/snowboard resort or other prizes. Visit www.bartonhealth.org/lecture for complete details and be on the lookout for the 2012 lecture series line-up.