MILLBURN, NJ - A little over two years ago, four students at Millburn High School announced the formation of a new school club to help bring greater awareness about food sensitivities. The club's inaugural meeting was held in April of 2016. The Food Sensitivities Awareness (FSA) Club founders are Rayna Katzman, Hallie Katzman, Jessica Daniel and Rebecca Daniel.
Up to 15 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.9 million children under age 18. That’s 1 in 13 children, or approximately two children in every classroom. We walk to help advocate for those with food allergies, to provide support to our peers in our community and to fundraise to help find a cure!
According to the founders 5% of the MHS student body and 7% of the faculty follow a gluten-free diet. The goals of the club are to increase awareness of different food sensitivities (gluten, dairy and nuts, etc) and ultimately make some changes in the food available at high school and in township restaurants, to make it safer for people with food sensitivities.
This year marks the second year the FSA club will be participating in a walk to support Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Your support contributes to research, education, advocacy and awareness to help children and families manage food allergies.
The FSA club members are seeking supporters to join and/or support them on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Check-In/Activities start at 9:00 a.m.; the walk starts at 10:00 a.m.
To sign up for FSA’s team, donate or create your own go to: http://fare.foodallergy.org/site/TR/Walk/HeroesWalk?pg=entry&fr_id=1723
If you have any questions regarding the FSA group, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on Facebook at FSA - Food Sensitivities Awareness Club.