Quick…right now ask yourself where is your epinephrine autoinjector or that of your child? If there was an emergency this very second, where would you go to grab EPI and take action? Responding to this question and many others that will keep us all safe and healthy, Food Allergy consultant, educator and mom, Gina Mennett Lee is launching monthly Beyond Awareness Educational Campaigns that will hopefully inspire action and communities starting these conversations!
I am inviting you to visit Gina’s website to read her piece, “#WhereIsYourEpi? Not only will you find crucial information she is offering an exciting contest to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Simply visit her site for details–the contest ends on February 14, 2105.
My answer to #WhereIsYourEPI? Right now: I have one Adrenaclick™ in my purse along side one Auvi-Q®. My purse is always kept on the shelf in my closet. My daughter’s two EpiPens® are in her backpack at school, which is stored inside the classroom on a hook. My son’s two EpiPens® are in his red pouch in his binder at this moment.
Did you know that a delay in using epinephrine for a life-threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) can have a huge impact on the outcome of the patient and can even result in death?
I am supporting Gina’s work and will be posting future campaigns here on Gratefulfoodie. I ask you to share these campaigns with family and friends to help spread the word and keep food allergy safety and education growing!
The “Beyond Awareness Educational Campaign” was created by Gina Mennett Lee, M.Ed. of Mennett Lee, LLC. The purpose of the campaign is to harness social media to provide necessary education to the public regarding food allergy management. Caroline Moassessi of GratefulFoodie and Sharon Wong of Nut Free Wok have joined the campaign to provide an even greater reach. We hope you will join our effort by sharing the campaigns on your social media outlets.
Together we can make a difference.
p.s. make a difference right now and anwser the question the question: #WhereISYourEPI?