Northland 5K for Food Allergy coming up on Saturday

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1 in 10 adults lives with a food allergy. For kids, it’s 1 in 13.

Another way to support those with food allergies is coming up this weekend.

The Northland 5K for Food Allergy is Saturday at Leif Erikson Park in Duluth.

The timed race starts at 8am, with a kid run at 9:30am.

“We know that in this area that a 5K is what brings people out. They’re going to come here and they’re going to learn more about what food allergies are and how they affect people,” shared Emily Homan, co-founder of the ALEIA Project.

Another co-founder, Erica Hanson, added, “We’re excited. We’re excited to have people come and run the 5K, and to spread some awareness and education. We’ll have some food allergy friendly resources and products for people.”

They are working on an Allergy Awareness Teacher Resource Toolkit that will be launched this fall in Hermantown.

“The more we meet people, we know how much of a need there is. So the more we do, I hope, the more we can make a difference,” Homan added.

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