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Saturday, November 12 • 8:30am - 9:15am
Making the Jump: Middle School to High School

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Sophia and Jack plan to give words of encouragement to high school -bound middle schoolers, who are suffering from food allergies. They will specifically discuss methods for self-inclusion when participating in activities that are very common, but can be extremely challenging for children with food allergies, like playing sports and eating out in groups. Their talk will give tips for staying safe and feeling included when making food choices as a teenager.

Brett's talk will delve into the many questions that plague a high school student with food allergies, including what to eat at school, during school functions, and on school trips. Following his lecture, he will open up for specific questions from audience members, providing information for both students to empower and protect themselves, as well as for parents to support their children.

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Sophia Anderson

Sophia is a high school sophomore from Sarasota, Florida and a part of the Teen Advisory Group. She is allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame, and has intolerances to soy, wheat, corn, rice, beef, and some fruits. She also suffers from asthma and seasonal allergies. Sophia has had multiple life-threatening reactions, and has given herself the epipen before. She enjoys reading and music, and participates in the band and drama... Read More →
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Brett Hoffman

Brett Hoffman is a 17 year old senior at Ottawa Hills High School near Toledo, Ohio. He is captain of both the varsity basketball and golf teams. In addition to playing sports, Brett is also an active member of the community, participating in Youth Leadership Toledo and YIPEE (Youth In Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence). Ever since he was one year old, he has been allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and sesame. For the past 16... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am
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