About the Wahoo Cool for School Program
The nation-wide incidence of food allergy continues to increase. Today, 8% of children – about 2 per classroom – have food allergy. Although many children are able to avoid unsafe foods, accidental ingestions continue to occur, especially in the school setting. 18% of children with food allergy have had a reaction at their schools, thus highlighting the necessity of school preparation for anaphylaxis. Bad outcomes occur when epinephrine is not administered in a timely fashion.
Bad outcomes occur when epinephrine is not administered in a timely fashion.
Bad outcomes also occur when medical recommendations are unclear. Through her outreach with Code Ana, Dr. Hoyt recognized the confusion surrounding food allergy within her community. The Wahoo Cool for School Program helps clarify your child's clinical picture through cutting-edge food allergy work-up, and our participants' families will not be sent a bill! We are able to provide this service to our community through the UVA GME Colligan Award and the support of the UVA Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, but space in this program is limited...