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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Because We Love Someone With Food Allergies. Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 13-19


In the past month, our support group has been working on a project that will benefit newly diagnosed food allergy patients and their families. We've been putting together an information package that will provide new patients with various resources meant to ease their transition into a lifestyle that can be quite overwhelming, as we, food allergy veterans, know all too well. The packages will be distributed to Billings allergists' offices during Food Allergy Awareness Week.

If you would like to get involved in raising awareness, here are some ideas of things YOU can do next week:

Because you love someone with food allergies...
...write a letter to your elected officials asking them to support the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, if you haven't done so already. There are only 26 Senators and 49 Representatives co-sponsoring the bill at this time. We are happy to mention that Senator Tester and Representative Rehberg are among the sponsors!

Because you love someone with food allergies... 
...write your personal story, attach it to FAAN's press release, and send it to the local media outlets.

Because you love someone with food allergies... 
...give a presentation at your child's school or at your workplace.

Because you love someone with food allergies... 
...read food allergy-related children's books to your child's classmates and friends.

Because you love someone with food allergies... 
...hang up a poster, if you have the space. Posters are available on the FAAN website.

Because you love someone with food allergies...
...remember to thank all those that help take care of your child: family, teachers, babysitters, medical staff.

Because you love someone with food allergies... 
...host a dinner demonstration for family and friends and teach them how to cook allergy-friendly and allergy-safe.

Because you love someone with food allergies... 
...remember to set aside some time to spend with your child!


1 comment:

  1. Because you love someone with food allergies...
    ...try eating the same things they do for a whole day.
    Because you love someone with food allergies...
    ...try eating the same things they do for a whole day.
    Dolores Brown | http://www.allergypartners.com

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