Food Allergy Networking


Sometimes we just need a little information.  Sometimes we need a lot.  I needed a lot.

If an organization can’t give us everything we need, they may offer us a healthy start.

Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

It’s been a long trip for my own children and I can’t count how many times I’ve followed the road signs to Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s (FAAN) website.

At the beginning of our journey, they helped me understand the word spoken by the doctor in his scary-voice: anaphylaxis.


When my children were diagnosed, rediagnosed, undiagnosed, and diagnosed again with various immune and skin issues, FAAN was typically my first stop.

My little girl

When the children were young, doctors had me remove them from (a combo of) all wheat, corn, soy, nut, peanut, seafood and a host of other foods.  And all by-products of such.  Here kid, have an orange.

My little guy

Unfortunately, FAAN couldn’t help much with the corn and soy issues at the time:  “They are in everything.”

But when it came tolife-threatening not “just” make-life-miserable foods and environmental issues – FAAN was there.  And helped immensely.

FAAN’s mission is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.

If you know anyone with food allergies or if you have them yourself, be encouraged.  Life can be lived:  one bite at a time.


I learned from doctors and I learned from FAAN.

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  1. I’m so grateful to FAAN and other allergy-friendly resources. My children really can eat quite a lot – we just have to be careful of peanuts, tree nuts and eggs. Though we have also had to avoid shellfish, wheat and soy in the past as well. It’s continuing education for sure. “Life can be lived. One bite at a time.”

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