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updated: 5/1/2014 5:06 PM

Food allergies highlighted with 100-foot sandwich in Glenview

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Area youngsters will kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, by building a 100-foot nut-free sandwich consisting of 100 pounds of soy butter, massive quantities of jelly and a gargantuan loaf of bread at Kohl Children's Museum, 2100 Patriot Blvd., Glenview. Food allergies affect up to 15 million Americans. Those interested in following constuction progress on the hoagie can do so on Twitter at #FAAW and #100footsnbsammie or follow @soynutbutterco for updates. Highland Baking Co. in Northbrook will make two 50-foot loaves of bread utilizing a gutter as the baking pan. Upon completion of the sandwich, the two loaves will be joined together. More information on food allergies is at

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