Academy Urges Caution and Safety for Those in the Path of Hurricane Michael

10/10/2018 - The Academy encourages all members who live in Florida and near the path of Hurricane Michael to exercise extreme caution and keep yourselves and your families safe. Thanks to emergency responders, volunteers and all those who are working to assist residents in the path of the hurricane.

For more information, please see the updated eatright.org article "Food Safety in the Home After a Hurricane and Flooding."

Also, see the Food & Nutrition Magazine blog posting "How to Safely Feed Your Family During a Severe Storm."

Support for breast-feeding is critical during a disaster or emergency. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a helpful resource.

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The Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund application is now available. The fund provides up to $2,500 through the Life Rebuilding fund for personal rebuilding efforts and up to $500 through the CDR Professional Rebuilding fund for professional and continuing education activities. Applications must be received within three months of the disaster to qualify for assistance.

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