Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Don't Want Peanuts and Tree Nuts and Airplanes? Here's Your Chance to Say So!

Here's a chance to speak directly to Northwest about their new peanuts/tree nuts snack policy. Take this survey about food allergies and airplanes.

Please make your voice heard by participating in this important survey! This is our chance to tell the powers that be how much it means to avoid these snacks on a flight. As one article recently put it: "It's Hard to Walk Away at 30,000 Feet."

The survey is sponsored by the Anaphylaxis & Food Allergy Association of MN (AFAA). Here's a portion of the e-mail they've been sending to the food allergy groups:

"Peanut-Snacks on AirplanesAn Update from the Anaphylaxis & Food Allergy Association of MN (AFAA)

This Week:Your opinion Matters! A delegation consisting of members of AFAA's Board of Directors - including medical director Dr. Allan Stillerman - will be meeting directly with Northwest/Delta Airlines this week.An aide from U.S. Representative Oberstar's will participate in the meeting, and possibly an aide from U.S. Senator Klobuchar's office. (Both members of Congress represent Minnesota on their respective transportation committees.)"We want to give voice to those affected by this policy change," said AFAA Executive Director, Nona Narvaez."

By taking the survey, you will help a major airline understand why serving nuts for a snack is a backward step in the wrong direction. It's not worth the risk and it's not the only snack food out there. Times have changed--they have to change with them.

Thanks for participating everybody! I'll let you know what happens.
Also, if you go to Facebook you can join "You Don't Need Nuts to Fly," a growing advocacy and awareness group. Thanks again!

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

Hi Jenny,

The survey links aren't working for me, saying I've already taken it... is there another way we can get there?

Thanks for posting this!