Monday, September 9

Kids with Food Allergies Event Re-Cap

How do you make a pre-schooler happy? 

One way is to take him to a fun event with live music, a guitar, puppets, a carousel and yummy snacks for free!  We attended the Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo this weekend that was going on right outside of Philadelphia. We're lucky that KFA, a national organization and a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is actually located right outside of Philly. So it was easy for us to attend this event!  

Little Guy had SUCH a great time listening to the fun and educational music of Kyle Dine. Kyle is a Canadian songwriter who has food allergies and was blessed with creativity, musical talent and a real ability to connect with and entertain others!

Little Guy LOVED listening to Kyle's fun songs, and ended up singing them for the rest of the day.

Kyle Dine and Little Guy with food allergy safe (for him) Divvies cookie in hand.

Little Guy just loved Kyle's Epi (for Epipen) superhero puppets.

He also loved ALL of Kyle's educational and entertaining songs - perfect for kids and educational for all. One of his songs made me realize that I do need to teach Little Guy more about not hiding any symptoms he might have. Basically, don't feel shy to speak up about food allergy reactions/symptoms!

One of the best parts of this event is to stop and remind your child that ALL of the kids at the event also have food allergies and are just like them. I'm guessing this is going to be more and more important if kids still have food allergies into their teenage years.

As if the event weren't awesome enough, we got all this wonderful "swag" too!  I bought the Cup-a-Cake container and fold-able measuring cups for $3 each, but the rest was FREE.  So cool.

All of these treats are definitely going to make my pre-schooler happy. And how do you make a mama happy?  

Well, make her pre-schooler happy :)

Thanks to KFA for an awesome event yet again!!  There's always time to donate if you haven't already.

PS - Like the Mamacado redesign?  Hope so!! Still working on it slow and steady.


Diane said...

I'm so glad KFA has their EXPO close to you Kathryn, that is awesome! looks like "little guy" had a lot of fun and learning too :)
Yes, I love your new Mamacado redesign !

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