Happy Food Allergy Awareness Week!

With Food Allergy Awareness Week fast approaching (May 8 -14th) I asked FAAN if they would be willing to do a guest post for my blog.  I am delighted to be collaborating with such a wonderful organization.  Please take a moment to visit FAAN’s website and learn more about this fabulous food allergy resource!  Many thanks to Jennifer Roeder and the folks at FAAN for this fabulous guest post!

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Happy Food Allergy Awareness Week from FAAN™!

As many of you may know, May is National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month. During this time, one week is devoted to food allergies. This year Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) is May 8-14. In recognition of FAAW, the Food Allergy Mom was kind enough to give FAAN (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) the opportunity to share with you some information about how you can get involved!

FAAN has put together a variety of resources for FAAW – posters, brochures, coloring pages, presentations, and even ideas for fundraisers. We hope you will take some time to visit our website to check them out, and then share them with people you know.

To celebrate FAAW this year, FAAN will also host a Twitter party on Monday, May 9, at 8:00 p.m. If you use Twitter, we encourage you to follow #faaw to keep up with the conversation. Featured guests will include:

  • Jennifer B., @FoodAllergyBuzz
  • Gina Clowes, @AllergyMoms
  • Cybele Pascal, @CybelePascal
  • Kelly Rudnicki, @FoodAllergyMama

Then on Wednesday, May 11, we are holding a Blue Carpet Boston Celebration hosted by FAAN Ambassador Who Cares, Chef Ming Tsai at his restaurant, Blue Ginger, in Wellesley, MA. Tsai will share his East-West approach to life and food for the benefit of FAAN and the food allergy community. Tsai is not just a chef – he is also a part of the food allergy community, as his son has food allergies. Check out his food allergy-friendly recipe for Chicken Fried Lettuce Wraps on FAAN’s website.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for the Blue Carpet Boston Celebration, visit www.foodallergyevents.org.

The theme for FAAW this year is “Be a FAAN Hero,” and the resources that FAAN has available will help you do your part to protect the lives of individuals with food allergies.

Together, we can make a difference!

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2 thoughts on “Happy Food Allergy Awareness Week!

  1. Love the site! Myself and some of my colleagues are interested in raising awareness of food allergies and are trying to get a bill to mandate food allergy prevention and management strategies for schools in Maine. We are interested in networking with other people that are passionate about this topic to influence change and get the word out! Please visit our site at http://www.foodallergymaine.wordpress.com

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