Metabolic Family Day

Sherry Gray, Extension Educator in the Hartford County Extension office coordinated a Metabolic Family Day on October 18, 2015 at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield. The event was hosted by the Metabolic Clinics at UConn Health and Yale New Haven Hospital and was open to families of children and adults with metabolic conditions throughout the state. 90 patients and their families attended the event. Participants were able to socialize with other families, visit vendor booths to sample metabolic formulas and low protein products, and complete the corn maze, carriage rides and apple picking. For some families it was the first time they were able to meet another with the same genetic condition. This event has been held annually for a number of years. Vendors attending included Biomarin Pharmaceuticals, Cambrooke Therapeutics, Vitaflo USA, and Nutricia NA. This event was graciously sponsored by Biomarin, Nutricia NA, and the Hartford County Extension Council. Special thanks to Rineicha Otero, New Haven County Extension who assisted in grant submissions and Lisa Leger, UConn Health who assisted day of the event.

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