ABOUT THE FILM
When he was 11 years old, Jack Yonover endeavored to make a film to educate people about what it’s like to have life threatening food allergies. The result is an award-winning film that offers a truly unique perspective on this important topic — that of the children who suffer from food allergies.
Eating is enjoyed by everyone, but for 8% of the earth’s population, it can be an inescapable nightmare. The food allergy epidemic is quickly rising and hundreds of people a year are dying from food allergies. If you suffer from a food allergy, you literally put your life into the hands of hosts, waiters, caregivers, friends and family everyday.
This movie explores why having food allergies can be scary, intimidating, isolating, embarrassing, frightening, confusing, annoying, and of course, frustrating and is affirming for those with allergies as well as an educational tool for those who don’t.
FUNDRAISING FOR FOOD ALLERGY RESEARCH AND EDUCATION (FARE)
On April 16, 2105 two private screenings of That Bites! raised over $8,000 — all of which was donated to FARE.
Jack will continue to support Food Allergy Research and Education by donating $1.00 from each download (sale).
Please HelpPlease consider supporting FARE to help raise awareness of and fund research into food allergies.
FOOD ALLERGY ACTION HERO
“Being new to food allergies, I had no idea how an allergy would dynamically change every minute of my life. I soon experienced tons of frustration everywhere I went realizing that the general public didn’t have a good understanding of food allergies. I decided that it was my responsibility to change that and educate the world about food allergies.” — Jack Yonover Read the article about Jack on the FARE blog.
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