Food Allergy Awareness Week's 20th Anniversary is next week, May 14-20, 2017. This is the perfect time to share food allergy facts with friends and family on social media, print handouts for teachers and administrators at school, and raise awareness at your community center or place of worship. It is also a great time to celebrate YOU - the young adult managing food allergies at college, the parent or teacher of an allergic child, the grandparent caring for an allergic grandbaby. Food allergies may be challenging at times, but you are doing a great job managing them and living a full life! Go ahead, take a moment to pat yourself on the back!
To enter, help us spread the word about FAAM so we can support and educate even more people in the Mid-South. To be entered in the drawing:
Comment on this post, let us know how you shared FAAM and your name will be entered in the drawing that many times.
Entries are accepted through May 21, 2017 and winners will be announced by May 27, 2017. Winner must claim prize in person in Memphis, TN.
*You are welcome to join FAAM if you live in the MidSouth and have food allergies; a family member has food allergies; you care for someone with food allergies, such as a teacher, babysitter, etc.; or you are a doctor, nurse, EMT or other member of our medical community.
5/13/2017 04:21:19 pm
Awesome resources! I am now following on Twitter, retweeted story time! I am now following on Pinterest and pinned the idea about teaching kids about their food allergies with charts and pointers!
5/13/2017 09:36:39 pm
Thanks Sara! :)
5/14/2017 07:13:08 am
Hi! I was already a member of faam Facebook page. I liked and shared the public page and I followed faam on Pinterest and twitter! Thank you guys for all you do to help keep us informed and spreading the word to the general public about food allergies!
5/14/2017 01:53:13 pm
Thanks Leann! :)
5/21/2017 12:48:22 pm
I shared this post and the last blog on Facebook.
5/21/2017 11:58:12 pm
5/21/2017 02:05:38 pm
Hello! We are excited to be new members of the FAAM and are looking forward to future events, especially the food free easter festivities! Shared on Facebook!
5/21/2017 11:58:39 pm
5/21/2017 06:35:36 pm
I am so thankful for all the resources you share. Your posts have encouraged more dialogue in our family about food allergies. I followed on Pinterest and pinned a book I'm sure my little book worm would love. I also liked the public page and shared on Facebook. Thanks for all you do!
5/21/2017 11:59:54 pm
Thanks so much Allison! It's so nice to hear that our info has prompted more discussion for you and yours! :)
5/30/2017 01:26:10 pm
When you or a family member has a food allergy, you resign yourself to the realization that there is no cure. Though the solution seems simple eliminate the food that you are allergic to that's anything but simple in our fast-paced lives of eating packaged and restaurant foods.
5/30/2017 02:28:53 pm
Very true, it is very challenging. That is why education and advocacy is key to community awareness and understanding.
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Food for Thought is the blog for the Food Allergy Alliance of the Mid-South. FAAM's mission is to provide food allergy support, education, advocacy, fellowship & fun for Memphis, TN and surrounding areas.
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