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May 11-17 to be Food Allergy Awareness Week in Forsyth

Food allergies, which can be life threatening and are increasing in prevalence, affect approximately 15 million Americans including six million children.

Photo courtesy Forsyth County
Photo courtesy Forsyth County
Patch Staff Report

At their May 1, 2014 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May 11-17, 2014 as Food Allergy Awareness Week in Forsyth County. Food Allergy Awareness Week recognizes food allergies, which can be life threatening, are increasing in prevalence and affect approximately 15 million Americans including six million children.

Commission Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos said noted Food Allergy Awareness Week serves to “encourage citizens to become aware of the dangers of food allergies and how to successfully manage food allergies to promote a safer, healthier community.”

Pictured in the attached photo (left to right):

FRONT ROW: Valerie Bowers, Director, School Nutrition Program, Forsyth County Schools; Connie Trent, Health Services Facilitator, Forsyth County Schools; Susan Atkins, Director of Student Support Services, Forsyth County Schools; Karen Harris, Founder of Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta, Inc., and VP of Education & Outreach for The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT); and Julia Terry, a freshman at West Forsyth High School

BACK ROW: District 2 Commissioner Brian R. Tam; District 5 Commissioner Jim Boff; Chairman R.J. (Pete) Amos; District 4 Commissioner Cindy Jones Mills; and District 3 Commissioner Todd Levent

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