The Food Sensitivities Awareness Club (FSA) at Millburn High School is a student-led club that is spreading awareness about food sensitivities, allergies and celiac disease. The FSA Club participated last Sunday in FARE’s Hometown Heroes Community Walk in Livingston, NJ. FARE stands for Food Allergy Research and Education - the walk inspires hope for the 15 million people that have food allergies in America. Fundraising efforts allow for increased education, research and awareness. Erica Spector from Livingston organized this walk with several friends; so far the walk has raised over $52,000 to support FARE! The FSA team was joined by friends and family who all look forward to participating in this event next year. 

To continue supporting FARE and people with allergies and food restrictions, the FSA Club encourages Millburn/Short Hills residents and local businesses to think ahead and take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project for this upcoming Halloween season. According to FARE, one in 13 American children has a food allergy, which is about two in every classroom. Those households or businesses that participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project provide non-food treats, such as bubbles, stickers or glow sticks for children with or without allergies. By painting a pumpkin teal and keeping it outside of your door or business it is a symbol that they are participating in the project. The good news is that there are more and more allergy-friendly treats available every year, but for those families that prefer non-food items, participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project is a great way to show your support. 

For more information about the Teal Pumpkin Project go to https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/teal-pumpkin-project

To keep up with what the FSA Club is doing join our Facebook group and like our page: FSA - Food Sensitivities Awareness Club - the club is open to all Millburn High School students. Any questions - email mhsfsaclub@gamil.com