Food Allergy Week: Be Aware, Show You Care [Interview][Transcript]

Guest: Maria Said

Presenter: Henry Acosta

Guest Bio: Maria Said has been a member of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) since 1993. Her interest evolved when her second child was diagnosed with a potentially life threatening food allergy, asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis in the early 1990s.

She has now worked as CEO of the organisation for more than 12 years. Since that time, as an advocate for individuals who live with the risk of anaphylaxis, she has presented on the recognition, management and emergency treatment of anaphylaxis.

Segment overview: In today’s segment, we welcome Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia CEO Maria Said here to give us more information about their organization and the upcoming Food Allergy Week from May 14 to May 20. According to Maria, it is essential for Australians to know the signs and symptoms of when a food allergy occurs. Food Allergy Week is about helping keep people with food allergy safe by making Australians allergy aware.

 

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Health Professional Radio – Food Allergy Week