This is Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW). Make an effort to talk to at least one new person about food allergies. Together we can educate the masses.
If your food allergic child is entering preschool or kindergarten next school year, now is the time to start planning. Set up meetings with the principal/director and school nurse. Grade school children are entitled to a 504 Plan. Speak up for the things your child needs. They are entitled to a safe learning environment like any other student.
To celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Week, join in on the Twitter party hosted by Ruth at Best Allergy Sites and Jen at Food Allergy Buzz. The fun begins Tuesday, May 11 at 8 pm EST. RSVP to join lots of food allergy folks as well as Julie Bradsher of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network and a representative from the International Food Information and Council Foundation. Twitter parties are a great way to meet up and share information.