Online Food Allergy Support and Resources
The Internet can connect you to support groups all across the U.S. and the world. To find one, go to a search engine, like www.google.com, and type “food allergy support groups” into the search box.
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
FAAN is a national nonprofit organization established to increase public awareness about food allergies and anaphylaxis, provide education, and advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies. It was established in 1991 and now has more than 26,000 members worldwide, including families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, representatives from government agencies, and the food and pharmaceutical industries.
FAAN’s web site provides a wealth of information for both adults and kids designed to make your life safer and less challenging. FAAN also offers an email alert service. Add your name to the list to receive alert notices regarding food products as soon as FAAN receives them. http://www.foodallergy.org
The Food Allergy Connection - Your Connection to the World of Food Allergies
Food Allergy Connection (FAC) provides educational support and advocacy for parents. It also provides In-Service training to schools, day cares and early childhood development groups. Founded by Denise Lewis who has a son with life-threatening food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish, and also has asthma. www.foodallergyconnection.org
Dedicated to providing and maintaining a safe, productive and rich life experience for our children and other individuals who have food and environmental allergies. Lots of helpful information abut legal protection afforded kids with life-threatening food allergies. http://www.allergysupport.org
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters and support groups. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures. Get quick facts about asthma, allergies (including food allergies) and more. www.aafa.org
Kids With Food Allergies
Kids With Food Allergies mission is to enhance the quality of life for children with food allergies by providing a forum for parents and resources to assist families in caring for their children. Here you will find a "wonderful, caring online community, Parents of Food Allergic Kids (POFAK) in its new home, as well as resources on our Web site to assist you in raising a child with food allergies." http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org
AllergicChild.com is an excellent website geared toward helping parents help their kids. It is the creation of Robert and Nicole Smith, the parents of a severely food allergic child, diagnosed at the age of 9 months old. On their web site, they share our experience with you to help you keep your food allergic child safe, healthy and living as close to a ‘normal’ life as possible. http://www.allergicchild.com
The Food Allergy Initiative
The Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that raises funds toward the effective treatment and cure for food allergies. It also raises public awareness about the seriousness of food allergies through effective educational programs and public information. http://www.foodallergyinitiative.org
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
The mission of the AAAAI is the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care. The AAAAI Web site provides many resources for patients and for healthcare professionals. Go to www.aaaai.org and click Patients & Consumers.
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online is an information and news service for patients, parents of patients, members, the news media, and purchasers of health care programs.
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