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Jo wrote a post for the Global Moms Relay about the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign and how they work alongside many college campuses around the country to raise money and advocate for global childhood immunizations.

Every time you share this post on social media, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 (per action), up to $300,000, to four causes helping improve the health and well being of moms and kids worldwide through MAMAShot@LifeU.S. Fund for UNICEF and Girl Up. $1 provides 1 life-saving measles vaccine for a child in the Philippines through Shot@Life.

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Global Parenting Expert, Jo Frost, Announced as National Spokesperson for FAACT and Will Raise Awareness Around Food Allergies

 

Jo Frost to help raise awareness of life-threatening food allergies

that affect more than 15 million Americans, including 6 million children

 

West Chester, OH – The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) is honored to announce that internationally acclaimed author and television personality Jo Frost has joined FAACT as our national spokeswoman. Jo will work closely with the FAACT leadership and Medical Advisory Board to help raise awareness of food allergies in communities across the country.

Life-threatening food allergies affect as many as 15 million Americans, including almost 6 million children. That is two students in every classroom in this country. And there is no cure for food allergies; the only way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid trigger foods.

That’s why it is so important for every member of the community to know about food allergies and be able to recognize a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Awareness can save lives.

Global parenting expert, bestselling author, and television personality Jo Frost knows first-hand the life-threatening nature of food allergies: she is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. America’s favorite nanny is now bringing her childhood development experience and international celebrity status to help children with food allergies.

“We are honored and grateful to have Jo Frost join the FAACT family and advocate for all individuals with life-threatening food allergies and anaphylaxis,” says FAACT President and CEO Eleanor Garrow-Holding. “Jo’s voice will be instrumental in educating children, adolescents, and adults about food allergies. We are excited to have Jo be a part of our programs and to work with her for many years to come!”

“As an advocate for those who live with life threatening allergies, it is an honor to be an ambassador for a leading charity such as the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT). They do fantastic work on behalf of Anaphylaxis, and together we will build awareness for those with food allergies in the way of advocacy and education. Together we will continue to make advances in the issues affecting those of us with life threatening allergies. It takes dedication, commitment and more than a village to educate those that don’t live with this medical condition. Now we need to pull together as a community and bring awareness to those that are less informed giving those of us with Anaphylaxis inclusion and equality.

I feel very passionate about this cause, educating people on the issues of health and safety surrounding Anaphylaxis, which includes food labeling, knowing proper actions to take, airline travel, schools and public venues having correct training and diagnosis. All of this is of vital importance that could save lives and would not create an imposition to the general population. Simple changes can make a huge impact to children and adults living with anaphylaxis on a daily basis. It is my goal to see America continue to stand alongside other countries on this health condition.”

About The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)

FAACT’s mission is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. FAACT is also your voice for food allergy awareness, from keeping children safe at school to dealing with workplace issues or simply taking the family out for a bite to eat. Managing a food allergy on a daily basis involves constant vigilance. FAACT is here to support you in managing your food allergies – today, tomorrow, and into the future. For more information, please visit us at www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org or call (513) 342-1293, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Resources:

The American Academy of Pediatrics, “The Prevalence, Severity, and Distribution of Childhood Food Allergy in the United States”

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Jo gives advice to the royal family on how to handle the transition with bringing home baby #2.

Being the parent of a newborn is never easy, but it can become exponentially more difficult when there is already a little one at home – even when you’re Prince William and Princess Kate. 

“Like any other parents, the duke and duchess are going to go through a transition period as they bring the new princess home,” Jo Frost, known to many as the Supernanny, tells PEOPLE. 

But Frost says there are things new parents can do to make the transition easier for themselves and their older child…[click here to read more]

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In between helping families, Jo called to let us know that her series Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour has been picked up for a second season! “I’m thrilled,” says Jo, “and can’t wait for everyone to see the new season.” Congratulations to Jo and everyone involved in Jo Frost: Nanny on Tour! We love watching Jo change lives!

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Jo Frost on Measles and Vaccinations:

Indeed it is concerning when you look at a country that had eradicated measles and is now experiencing an outbreak. I believe unfortunately this is due to the lack of trust the public have with the inaccurate information they receive on vaccinations and autism. As we know, the false information which was fed to us, certainly has American families presently living in fear. Thankfully, some of the false information was revoked and we are in the process of re-educating families.
 The power of influence should not be taken lightly and those who have a platform in this world to relay the correct factual information should do so with integrity and caution. Scientifically, it has been proven that there is no conclusive evidence that links Vaccinations to Autism, thus supporting the vital importance that children are protected from fatal disease throughout the world since we are seeing how rapid an outbreak occurs.
So here is a fact: In 2013 we lost 145,700 children around the globe, that’s 400 deaths a day! 16 deaths every hour.
Dying from this disease is preventable, so why wouldn’t we take action to protect our children? Parents from around the globe walk miles every day to vaccinate their children so that they can live to celebrate all the joyful moments in childhood we in western worlds take for granted every day.
Families in society have a global responsibility to protect  not only their own child but others, after all would we only buckle our own child into a car seat for safety? would we only put armbands on our own toddler and not the other child we might be looking after in a swimming pool?
This topic is a global health and safety Issue. We are global, we travel, we come in contact with people that travel. It is our responsibility to all children, not just our own, to do everything we can for a healthy, happy society.
I encourage all parents to understand this information is not here to govern a nanny state and deny you of your parental choices, but to remind you of your parental choices that save children’s lives and the powerful impact that plays in our world, where we want our own children and others to thrive in.
Jo Frost Global Parental Expert
UN Ambassador for shot@life Campaign

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Amanda Peet and Jo Frost joined forces last week at the Los Angeles Walgreens Flagship store in Hollywood to support children around the globe through the Get a Shot. Give a Shot campaign.

Peet and Frost, who both serve as Global Advocates for the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, rallied Americans to get their flu shots at Walgreens this season promoting health and providing life-saving vaccines to children in developing nations.

For a second year Walgreens has partnered with the UN Foundation to donate one life-saving vaccine for every immunization administered at a Walgreens location. Frost and Peet both received immunizations in front of an audience of Shot@Life supporters.

“Last year, I traveled to Kenya with the Shot@Life campaign and witnessed firsthand the devastation that diseases like polio and measles have on our world’s youngest citizens,” said Peet. “Through this partnership with Walgreens, the UN Foundation will be able to deliver millions of life-saving vaccines to developing nations who just want to give their children an opportunity to see their fifth birthday.”

Frost, global parenting expert, best selling author and television star most recognized for her firm but respected techniques on “Supernanny,” recently released her seventh book; “Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules: Your 5-Step Guide to Shaping Proper Behavior” and joined the Shot@Life campaign earlier this year after being moved by her work with families around the world.

“All children deserve a shot at a healthy, happy life,” said Frost. “If getting your flu shot, or any of your immunizations, will provide a life-saving vaccine to a child in need then I will be first in line! Children around the world are dying from vaccine preventable diseases – that is something we all need to stand up for.”

Around the globe, every 20 seconds a child dies from a vaccine preventable disease like measles or pneumonia. The United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign helps further the work of the United Nations to expand access to these life-saving vaccines. To learn more about the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign, click here. To learn more about the Get a Shot. Give a Shot campaign in partnership with Walgreens, click here.

(Article via Look to the Stars)

 

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UK Fan’s Jo’s new book, Jo Frost’s Toddler Rules, will be released on the UK on 4 September! To order a copy of the book, click here and scroll down to “Buy Now” for UK buying options. The book covers an amazingly simple five-step programme of Toddler Rules to help parents tame tantrums, prevent bad behaviour, and create long-term peace and stability in the home.

Jo has always had a natural gift for connecting with children, and for helping parents navigate milestones with practical know-how and ease. With the success of her hit TV shows SUPERNANNY, EXTREME PARENTAL GUIDANCE, and FAMILY S.O.S. WITH JO FROST and more recently JO FROST: FAMILY MATTERS, she’s proven her ability to expertly rein in unacceptable conduct and bring peace and stability to millions of homes worldwide. Now, in this invaluable book, she shows you how to identify and eliminate toddler tantrums, and curb behaviours in other child rearing areas. Frost’s effective five-step programme for disciplined parenting addresses such challenges as:

Sleep: winning those nightly battles and going to bed and staying there

Food: what to cook, trying new things and enjoying meal times

Play: sharing toys, defusing squabbles and developing social skills

Learning: listening, language and development

Manners: teaching respect, showing examples and positive praise

The key to achieving success with these Toddler Rules is Frost’s proven S.O.S. method: Step Back, Observe, Step In. Complete with troubleshooting tips for living tantrum-free, this welcome, no-nonsense guide has all you need to help your children grow, thrive, and make family time even more precious.

 

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Jo has posted a blog over on Shot @ Life’s website. Shot @ Life, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for a global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, Shot@Life aims to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life. To read Jo’s post on Shot @ Life’s blog, click here. You can help make a difference by simply commenting and sharing her post on Shot @ Life’s site.

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