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Elementary School Children Learn About Food Allergies Through Grant

South Colonie elementary schools were the recipients of a grant from FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) that brought Kyle Dine to educate them about food allergies last month.

Dine grew up with life threatening food allergies and after experiencing a few anaphylactic reactions gained a desire to help others avoid anaphylactic reactions. He is a singer/songwriter guitar player who has performed at more than 700 schools.

Dine taught the children how to keep their friends with food allergies safe, what to do if a friend were having a reaction, and that it is okay to be different. He embraces his differences and says he wouldn’t give up his food allergies as they have made him who he is today which he sings about in his hit song, “Food Allergies Rock.”

“As a child educator," Dine says, "there is nothing greater than helping a child learn about such a serious topic in a way that is easy to understand, fun, engaging, and empowering.”

Special thanks to South Colonie parent Cheryl Fruiterman for her efforts to help secure the grant from FARE.

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