Food Allergy Awareness Week

Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2000 - 5:35am
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I just noticed on FANs site that Food Allergy Awareness Week is coming up May 8-12. They are looking for people to help get the word out about the seriousness of food allergies.

I got a packet last year and was impressed with the materials. I took them to the local doctors' offices and the newspaper. The newspaper did nothing, but I'll try again this year.

Here is the link
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/activities03.html"]http://www.foodallergy.org/activities03.html[/url]

Kristene

Posted on: Tue, 04/04/2000 - 2:18pm
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pI also contacted FAN and if your state does not recognize the official awareness week you as a citizen of the state can appeal to your Governor to put it on the calendar.br /
FAN provided me with a letter and addressed envelope; made it very easy.br /
Call FAN to find out if your state is one of those not yet recognizing Food Allergies./p

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 11:37am
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pI am so excited about food allergy awareness week!! I have a two year old pa daughter and I'm ready to educate the world!!! I'll settle for just raising awareness in my small community. I have set up presentations at my church, for a group lesson including all of the sunday school students, My sons preschool, and our local public school's kindergarten class. I'll be showing the children the Alexander the Elephant video, reading a few of the Alexander books, demonstrating the epi-pen trainer, and passing out food allergy stickers and coloring books.FAN also has alot of material that you can download that is specifically for food allergy awareness week! we can really make a difference if we take this special week seriously and educate everyone we come in contact with! Most people have never heard of food allergys and anaphalaxis.It takes a village to raise pa children!! Good luck everyone!/p

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 1:16pm
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pKathi,br /
You go girl!! You inspire me! I keep meaning to call FAN during the daytime and just haven't had the time. All my free time lately has been when the kids were in bed! I am making a note to do it sometime tomorrow. I would love to do it for my church and son's preschool (same place actually but I will get different people). Good luck and let us know how it goes! Lisa M/p

Posted on: Thu, 04/06/2000 - 2:20pm
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pLisa M,/p
pIf it helps, I e-mailed them to request my packet. I got a response saying a packet would be mailed out. I also have a difficult time getting to the phone during business hours./p
pKristene/p

Posted on: Tue, 05/09/2000 - 4:20am
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pIs anything interesting going on for Food Allergy Awareness Week?/p
pI didn't even go to the newspaper to try to get an article written. I should have, but never got around to it. /p
pMaybe somebody else was more dedicated than I???/p
pKristene/p

Posted on: Tue, 05/09/2000 - 1:35pm
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pI contacted my local newspaper (Romeo Observer). I live in Romeo, Michigan. They did a interview over the phone,pertaining to the pa issue. I told her about my pa daughter, whom recently had a anaphylactic reaction at her preschool.I mentioned this web site also. They will print the story on Wednesday, May 10. I'm looking forward to reading it. I know it was not an in depth interview about pa, but I figured, I have to start somewhere in order to get the word out. Quote:Originally posted by kristene:br /
[b]Is anything interesting going on for Food Allergy Awareness Week?/p
pI didn't even go to the newspaper to try to get an article written. I should have, but never got around to it. /p
pMaybe somebody else was more dedicated than I???/p
pKristene[/b]/p

Posted on: Tue, 05/09/2000 - 1:42pm
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pSorry everyone. I didn't mean to reply to the quote from Kristene. I'm still kinda new to the computer./p
p Denise/p

Posted on: Thu, 05/11/2000 - 9:36am
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pHi all,br /
I sent letters to our 2 senators and was able to get a reporter to come to our house and do an interview with us. It was in today's paper. My pa allergic son's birthday is tomorrow. This site was mentioned along with food allergy network. After several attempts I finally got the school and the district to do something also! ( I had had a difficult year with the school) Last year we sent out 200 letters...I may even do that next week with a copy of the article. I just keep fighting!/p
pBridget/p

Posted on: Fri, 05/12/2000 - 12:38am
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pHi Bridget~that's great news! What newspaper? Do they have a website address so we can all see the article? And I'm curious, what did the school do to get involved?/p

Posted on: Mon, 05/15/2000 - 8:29pm
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pHi you can see the article at [url="http://www.dailyherald.com"]www.dailyherald.com[/url]br /
click on searchbr /
search for Burt Constablebr /
scroll down to the 4th story ( as of 5/15)br /
By the way, he incorrectly put my name as Brneda, I'm really Bridget./p
pThe district sent out a memo for Food Allergy Awarenss Week to all elementary schools. In it is mentioned the 8 allergens and had most of the information from the Food Allergy Network. The school then sent out another memo with more detail on the lethal effects of food allergies especially peanuts. They listed peanut alternatives that had been typed up by me, altho I am not happy with the way they did that...long story. But at least it was a step in the right direction! Let me know your thoughts or questions!br /
Bridget/p

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