Dr. Eyal Shemesh, a prominent psychiatrist, spoke about "The Art of Living with Food Allergies" at an educational forum presented by the Food Allergy Initiative of CT at the Darien Library Monday, Nov. 14.

Shemesh, associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, explained how a positive approach can empower children and families who are coping with the challenges of living with food allergies. The program was part of a series of forums that focus on various aspects of living with food allergies, offered by the Food Allergy Initiative of CT throughout the year. The next forum will take place on March 27. For more information, find the Food AIlergy Initiative of CT on Facebook or contact Helen Jaffe at hdjaffe@optonline.net.

The Food Allergy Initiative is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for food allergies, which affect more than 12 million Americans. This includes 1 in 13 children: two students in every classroom. Founded in 1998, FAI is the largest private source of food allergy research funding in the United States. Since its inception, the organization has raised more than $75 million toward research, clinical activities to improve diagnosis and treatment, public policy initiatives and educational programs.

For more information visit www.faiusa.org, call 212-207-1974 or email info@faiusa.org.

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