FAAN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) has been a true friend to me and my family since the very beginning of our food allergy journey. I truly don’t know where we would be without them. They do it all…they listen, they research, they advocate, and they UNDERSTAND!
Whether you’re a newbie to food allergies or a long time veteran, I encourage you to take a few minutes today to cruise their website at www.foodallergy.org. It is a one-stop shop for any information or product or research you could possibly need or want for food allergies. Seriously, go visit their website now…you’ll be a better caregiver for it!
A friend of mine who serves on the Board of Directors for FAAN (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) asked me if I would post the below information on my blog and I am tickled to do so! Seize this opportunity to make your voice heard about food allergies in Texas public schools! (Don’t live in Texas? Visit FAAN’s website and find out if your state is offering a similar opportunity in the coming year.)
Don’t let this golden opportunity pass you by! Your voice could positively impact how food allergies are managed in Texas schools for your own children and generations to come.
Join us in Austin for Capitol Kids’ Day on Monday, March 14!
Children with food allergies and their parents will gather at the Texas State Capitol in Austin to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 27 and House Bill 639 (more information about the legislation appears below). Join us to meet with legislators, meet other kids with food allergies from across Texas, and rally on the steps of the Capitol for the passage of the Food Allergy Guidelines bill. This special day will give children with food allergies the opportunity to learn to advocate for themselves and for the safety of all kids with food allergies.
This legislation will result in the creation of statewide food allergy management guidelines for schools in Texas. The bill would further require Texas school districts to develop and implement policies based on these guidelines. State Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) and Representative Dan Branch (R-Dallas) are championing this life-saving legislation, with the support of a consortium of groups including FAAN (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network), the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI), and a committee of food allergy parents and advocates assembled from across the state.
Every child with food allergies in Texas should be able to feel safe going to school, and the schools should be given the information to provide a safe learning environment. Please come advocate for this important legislation!
To register for the Texas event or find out about a similar event in your state, please visit: http://capwiz.com/foodallergy/home/