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Mennett Lee, who holds a masters of education degree, founded the Food Allergy Education Network and spent many years advocating for children with food allergies from her town of Branford, Connecticut. She and fellow volunteers provided educational resources on food allergies to families, schools and local communities.
Inspired to her sister’s severe food allergies, one Florida teen has lobbied for new state guidelines to educate school staff on everything from symptoms to emergency procedures to food handling to prevent cross-contamination in the cafeteria kitchen.
The hard work of food allergy advocates is leading to real change across the United States.