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FARE Blog January 06, 2023

Teen Advocate Offers Insights on Food Allergy Anxiety in 2022 TEDx Talk

Last October, Zidaan Kapoor presented a TEDx Talk about life-threatening food allergies and the life-changing anxiety that can impact people at risk for anaphylaxis.

Fifteen-year-old Zidaan Kapoor has life-threatening allergies to egg, peanuts, tree nuts, and seafood. Since elementary school, he has advocated on behalf of the food allergy community by raising awareness around food allergy bullying and food allergy anxiety. Late last year, Zidaan gave a TEDx Talk about food allergy anxiety. In the video below, Zidaan shares facts about food allergy, policies that can make living with food allergies easier, and steps he’s taken to recover from the aftermath of anaphylaxis, including an app he’s developing to help teens navigate food allergy anxiety.

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