Raise Food Allergy Awareness In Your Community!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, IL, April 4, 2018—Interested in raising food allergy awareness? Request a copy of the SOAAR Peer-to-Peer Food Allergy Videos! These grade-specific professional videos—available at NO COST—allow for students to better understand and support classmates with food allergy. The videos are available online or on USBs. Each USB contains the videos and a set of teacher guides, discussion questions and Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) sheets that may be used as a curriculum.
The video series content was developed with help from experts—K through 12th grade students with food allergy. They were asked what they would like their classmates to know and understand about food allergy to better support them while they are at school. From there, SOAAR developed and tested scripts for three separate group of grades: K-3rd grade; 4th-7th grade; and 8th-12th grade. The same students who contributed content were asked to star in these videos, along with their friends and family members.
“Students with food allergy helped at every stage, from determining the themes to revising the script to acting in the videos. However, these are not just actors reading from a script. This is their life and how they want their peers to respond”, says Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, Director of SOAAR. “We are pleased to share it with anyone who wants to implement it in their community”.
Science and Outcomes of Allergy and Asthma Research (SOAAR) is a research team based out of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Our team aims to find answers and shape policies surrounding pediatric food allergy and asthma. To learn more about Team SOAAR, visit teamsoaar.com and follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/foodallergyexperience and Twitter at: twitter.com/ruchisgupta and twitter.com/SOAAR4Research.