Friday, May 13, 2011

Food Allergy Awareness Week
May 8 -14, 2011

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) was founded in 1991 and is the world’s largest nonprofit organization providing information about food allergy to the media, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials, as well as the food-allergic community.

FAAN’s mission is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergy and anaphylaxis.

Respect Every Bite

In 1997, FAAN created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate others about food allergies, a potentially life threatening medical condition. This year they are celebrating the 14th annual Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW), May 8-14, 2011.

Food Allergy Awareness Week 2011

FAAN’s annual programs, include: Food Allergy Awareness Week, Food Allergy Conferences, Mariel C. Furlong Awards for Making a Difference, Food Allergy News for Kids Poster Contest, Teen Summit, Trick-or-Treat for Food Allergy, Walk for Food Allergy, Kids’ Congress on Capitol Hill.

Allergic? Don't Ignore The Fine Print
Teresa Beach, Registered Dietitian
Camp Tag

Camp TAG is a 5-day, half-day camp for children ages 3-12 that is due to launch in summer 2011. It will provide a safe place for children with food allergies and their siblings to have fun with no worries about having an allergic reaction, as well as give them an opportunity to meet other children who share the same conditions and know they are not alone.

For further information on FAAN, visit:
Facebook. FAAN 
Twitter: @FoodAllergy
YouTube Channel: FAANPAL

Contact Information:
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Hwy., Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
(800) 929-4040

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