Heads Up! Food Allergy Awareness Week!!!

Posted on: Fri, 04/05/2002 - 7:05am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

pReminder to everyone that we REALLY need to make certain that each and every one of us does our part for the whole community this food allergy awareness week (May 5-11)./p
pDo what you can. Even if you feel that you just can't be an "activist," vow to educate just ONE person you know about food allergies, anaphylaxis, or cross-contamination. Make just one phone call to the media to ask for a story. Print flyers for your grocery store/library/restaurant, or send some to your child's school. ANYTHING that we do will have a positive impact, even if it reaches just a few people./p
pRemember, just last year, our community marked this week of awareness with the anaphylaxis deaths of two children. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] Just think- it might have been prevented if there were greater awareness. Together we can make that difference. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]/p
pFor "canned" materials, check out [url="http://www.foodallergy.org"]www.foodallergy.org[/url] /p
pBe sure to act quickly with government agencies and the media- they need some lead time to do this for us!/p

Posted on: Tue, 04/30/2002 - 7:38am
mamagaona's picture
Joined: 12/29/2000 - 09:00

Thought I'd let everyone know what I am doing a little early. One of the other teachers had asked me to speak to her Child Development classes about food allergies. These are the future teachers of America. I hope I do it justice!

Posted on: Tue, 04/30/2002 - 10:23am
Fran's picture
Joined: 08/09/1999 - 09:00

Thanks to Corvallis Mom for the reminder of FAAW 5/5-5/11. Make it a point to speak with everyone you can - education is key in saving one life at a time!
Arlene (mamagaona)- Thanks for advocating for our children. You'll be great!!
Stay Safe,

Posted on: Tue, 04/30/2002 - 10:42am
SF's picture
Joined: 06/06/2002 - 09:00

Corvallis Mom: thanks for the reminder!! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I put a packet of information together and plan to increase awareness in our schools and restaurants, and any place that I can!!

Posted on: Tue, 04/30/2002 - 10:49pm
Diane's picture
Joined: 12/15/1999 - 09:00

I had an article about my daughter's PA written in the local newspaper last week. The link is on this board under the title "FAAW Challenge". I also downloaded "Anaphylaxis:A Handbook for School Boards" from the Canadian School Boards Association website, and plan to give it to the school board at my daughter's school. Although we live in the U.S., I'm hoping that they will still be able to get some helpful information from it.(70 pages long! They should find something in there useful)

Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2007 - 6:15am
Jana R's picture
Joined: 02/09/1999 - 09:00

The tenth annual Food Allergy Awareness Week will be May 13th-19th
It will be here before you know it. Check the link above for ideas to promote awareness. If you'd like to contact your governor about recognizing this week, see template and proclamation there as well - send it before April 15th.
Please post what you've done in the past that have been successful in increasing awareness.
Put a blurb in your school, church or neighborhood newsletter (something along the lines of the Be a PAL brochure might be good) - maybe include a recipe free of several allergens.
One year our support group gathered politicians, school staff and parents for a meeting led by a doctor and with information and a demonstration by our Dey rep. It must have been 2004 since I remember we also discussed the reasons why FALCPA was necessary. We had hoped to get more media coverage but learned that you have to plan really far ahead.

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2007 - 6:03am
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I'm interested in approaching our school to do this too!! any fun ideas you'd like to share??? I thought of having a fire truck and ambulance come visit and talk about how they help those in emergencies and suffering from a reaction. an allergy-free bake sale?? Not sure about that one, but we could ingredient lables on all the baked goods, showing how important it is to know what's in your food!!! I'm brainstorming, throw some ideas my way [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] THANKS [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Chanda(mother of 4)
Sidney-8 (beef and chocolate, grasses, molds, weeds, guinea pig & asthma)
Jake-6 (peanut, all tree nuts, eggs, trees, grasses, weeds, molds, cats, dogs, guinea pig & eczema & asthma)
Carson-3 1/2 (milk, soy, egg, beef and pork, cats, dog, guinea pig and EE)
Savannah-1 (milk and egg)

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