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Teens and Anaphylaxis



Today, Anaphylaxis Canada announced the launch of their Why Risk It? Teen Video Series. This project is one of the key initiatives undertaken by the Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) which is made up of 23 teens and young adults from across Canada, ranging in age from 15 to 23 years. This group is responsible for providing input and direction on the youth program, which is geared towards offering resources and support to the most at-risk group for anaphylaxis: pre-teens, teens, and young adults.

The Teen Video Series is a collection of five short clips dealing with common social situations faced by teens:

Dating with Food Allergies
Food Allergies and High School
Dining Out with Food Allergies
Eating Safely with Food Allergies
Travelling with Food Allergies

These videos serve as a dynamic resource for the community, including students, families, friends and educators and can be found at the youth website http://www.whyriskit.ca/pages/en/home.php and YouTube. Please feel free to share this news with friends and family, as Teens can be a hard group to reach, and we truly value all the help we can get.

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