Trace Adkins Joins Sens. Corker And Alexander To Help Protect Children
June 9, 2008 at 1:49 PM (PT)
CAPITOL RECORDS star TRACE ADKINS along with TENNESSEE SENATORS’ BOB CORKER and LAMAR ALEXANDER and representatives Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) all joined together in a press conference today (06/09) in NASHVILLE, “to announce they are co-sponsoring legislation that would help schools protect the more than 2.2 million children nationwide – including 41,000 TENNESSEANS – who suffer from life-threatening food allergies.”
"My wife and I feel education about food allergies is key to saving lives," said ADKINS. "We have been working toward the passage of this important legislation for more than three years now. There have been no consistent standardized guidelines to help schools safely manage students with their food allergies. This bill will help keep kids safe while at school and parents will be more at ease knowing an 'action plan' is in place."
"Parents should be able to send their children to school without worrying that their son or daughter might suffer a life-threatening allergic reaction at the lunch table. Equally important, children should be able to attend school and focus on learning and on having fun," said ALEXANDER, a former Secretary of Education. "We need to help our school administrators, teachers, and nurses have the best training possible to keep safe the 41,000 children in Tennessee and millions throughout the country who suffer from potentially fatal allergies. This bill will provide guidelines and grants that will make it easier for schools to prevent emergencies and be as prepared as possible if one occurs."
For more information, please visit FAAN at www.foodallergy.org.