Thanks to a generous donation on behalf of the Harris County Houston Sports Authority, Texas Children’s was able to host a Peanut Allergy Friendly Day at the July 14 Houston Astros game against the Detroit Tigers. Eight families with children who are allergic to peanuts got to watch the game from an area filled with peanut-free foods.
Many children with allergies are not able to attend sporting events such as baseball games due to fear and anxiety of being exposed to foods such as peanuts. At an event like the Peanut Allergy Friendly Day, children with allergies can sit back, relax and really feel the energy and excitement we all experience when we attend an Astros game.
To learn more about allergies in children, sign up for Texas Children’s 5th annual Food Allergy Symposium. The event is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 29, at the United Way Community Resource Center at 55 Waugh Drive, and will focus on educating the community about emerging therapies and new research initiatives. Experts will discuss the new Stock Epinephrine Bill, as well as practical coping strategies for children with established food allergies. We will have youth sessions for children and teens, a photo booth, live cooking demos from our clinical dietician, and interactive breakout sessions for caregivers. Register for this event here: www.texaschildrens.org/allergysymposium.