Members were introduced to some great food allergy related items at our Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) event, thanks to the wonderful prizes donated from our very kind food allergy community. I was thrilled to share my favorite allergy finds with our members the night of our event and now, in the spirit of FAAW and Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, with you...
Most food allergy families spread awareness wherever they go, no matter the day, week or setting; we are happy to share information with you. But it is nice to have a week designated to our cause, May 8-14, 2016. Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) was first declared in 1998 by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, which is now FARE. This year, both the governor and our county mayor signed proclamations recognizing FAAW in Tennessee and Shelby County. It feels good to have local support and recognition. This year's theme is "React with Respect" and I appreciate the emphasis on taking food allergies seriously and the role that we can all play in protecting those with allergies around us. For more information on FAAW 2016 and resources you can share to help educate those around you, check out our Resources page.
Food for Thought is the blog for the Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth. FAAM's mission is to provide food allergy support, education, advocacy, fellowship & fun for Memphis, TN and surrounding areas.
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