In joining forces with Nurse-Family Partnership Northern Indiana, Ready, Set, Food! advances its commitment to donating thousands of allergen introduction plans to low income families, to make sure every family can give their baby the best chance at a healthier future.
Ready, Set, Food!’s #OneMoreBaby Giving Back Program
Ready, Set, Food! has committed to donating a 6 Month plan (over $200 value) for every plan purchased. Ready, Set, Food! was created so that every baby could have a healthier future. Ready, Set, Food!’s commitment to making early food allergen introduction accessible for all is critical to advancing their mission to transform the lives of children and families, #OneMoreBaby at a time.
With 1 in 12 children suffering from a food allergy today, the #OneMoreBaby Giving Back program will help ensure equal access to a healthier, allergy-free future for all children, no matter what their circumstances may be.
Food Allergy Impacts to Low Income Communities
New research reveals low income communities are impacted significantly by food allergies and their heightened financial burdens associated with managing a child’s food allergy. Lower income families have to spend an average of $1,021 on allergy-related hospital treatment and emergency department visits per year, likely due to the high costs of and limited access to specialty allergist care to manage a child’s food allergy. Lower income families also struggle to afford life-saving epinephrine to manage severe allergic reactions. This startling data underscores the need for equal access to early allergen introduction to give all families a healthier start and in turn, a better quality of life.
Ready, Set, Food! and Nurse-Family Partnership: Equal Access to Food Freedom
Ready, Set, Food! is proud to work with Nurse-Family Partnership of Northern Indiana to join their efforts in addressing the inequities facing lower income communities by providing early food allergen introduction resources to help these families thrive. Nurse-Family Partnership changes the future for families in underserved communities by giving first-time mothers trusted support from a personal nurse throughout the first 1,000 days. In joining forces with Nurse-Family Partnership, Ready, Set, Food! will pledge to donate a 6 month plan of their allergist-mom developed, 100% organic early food allergen introduction system to any eligible infant within Nurse-Family Partnership of Northern Indiana’s community of families.
“Ready, Set, Food! was founded to help every baby have a healthier future, free from food allergies. But unfortunately, the food allergy epidemic impacts lower income communities disproportionately,” explains Daniel Zakowski, Ready, Set, Food! CEO and Co-Founder. “No family should have to deal with the burdens associated with food allergies, no matter where they come from. We’re honored to work with Nurse-Family Partnership to help expand our #OneMoreBaby Giving Back Program. With the support of Nurse-Family Partnership, we’ll be able to advance our 1:1 commitment and give early allergen introduction resources to low income communities."
“We're proud to work with their Giving Back Program to give NFP families equal access to food allergy prevention tools and resources with Ready, Set, Food!” said Dawn Wilkins, MSNc, BSN, RN, CIC, CLS, Director at Nurse-Family Partnership.
Learn more about the Ready, Set Food! #OneMoreBaby Giving Back Program here.
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