Baptist to Host Free Educational Seminar on Managing Food Allergies at Central Library


Memphis, Tenn., – Baptist Memorial Health Care will host a free seminar titled “Watch Those Allergies” on Thursday, April 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library at 3030 Poplar Ave. in Meeting Room A.

Kelley Barnett, founder and director of the Food Allergy Alliance of the Mid-South, will lead the informational seminar to increase awareness and provide support for families managing food allergies. The presentation will focus on precautions to take when preparing food for individuals who have food allergies. 

This free seminar is part of Baptist Memorial Health Care’s Healthy Living Speaker Series, which is held at Central Library on the fourth Thursday of each month.

To register or for more information, call 901-227-3519 or visit Registration closes two days before the event, and a light dinner is provided for attendees who register in advance.

Baptist Memorial Health Care has been caring for the health and wellness needs of the Mid-South since 1912. In that time, Baptist has grown from one metropolitan hospital in the center of Memphis, Tenn., to 17 hospitals providing care throughout Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. Now employing more than 13,000 employees along with 500 providers through Baptist Medical Group, Baptist is recognized as a premier provider of multidisciplinary health services and an active community partner. In 2014, Baptist’s total community benefit was approximately $292 million, including $53 million in uncompensated care and $116 million in charity care and Medicaid/TennCare shortfalls.