We’re excited!
October Superkids Camp is open for registration!

This year, to accommodate busy schedules and vacationing families, we are adding a new SuperKids Camp Days program to our lineup! This fall, on Saturday October 4 and Sunday October 5, we will be holding day camps at Wildwood in La Cygne – kids can participate for a single day or sign up for both.

Click here for more info!

 

Calling All Junior Chefs in the Kansas City Area!

img_0414_1Air Support America, part of the American Breathmobile Association Midwest Regional, is hosting the third annual Junior Iron Chef competition in Kansas City on October 25th, 2014, and is on the hunt for the areas hottest junior chefs. This culinary throw down is for grades 6-12, and all teams will be required to cook an asthma and allergy friendly recipe for judging during the event. Team slots are limited, so be sure to register early! Registration will open on September 1st, 2014 right HERE on the website, and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first serve basis.

Junior Iron Chef, hosted by the Air Support America, part of the American Breathmobile Association Midwest Regional, is a metro-wide competition that gives children an opportunity to experience healthy eating through the preparation and cooking of nutritious foods, while building awareness for food allergies.

There has been an 18% increase in dangerous food allergies over the past decade. Eight foods account for 90% of all food-allergic reactions in the U.S.: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (e.g., walnuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, pecans), wheat, soy, fish and shellfish. To date there is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food are important measures to prevent serious health consequences. In Kansas City, asthma and allergies are the leading cause for school absenteeism and hospitalizations, with approximately 7,000 emergency room visits and over 1,600 hospitalizations per year.

Help us support programming and asthma/allergy education for sufferers and their families – come out to Junior Iron Chef in October, or check out other opportunities to get involved on our site!

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