Food Allergy Association of WI offers a wide range of resources and opportunities to connect with others living with food allergies. Their support groups and outreach activities have helped our family immensely by providing insight and information based on real life experiences well beyond what our pediatric allergist can provide.
I have been a member for several years since my son was diagnosed at as a toddlar. The group has provided me with many resources as my child's allergy information needs have changed over the years. The group has help with tips for cooking, preparing for birthday/social gatherings and preparing for school. It is also nice to meet other families dealing with many of same day to day issues of living with food allergies. I have also learned so much from the variety of speakers at the group meetings. The group has provided many fun and great allergen friendly events the last few years as well. I am grateful for all the great help these past years!
FAAW has been an incredible resource to families with food allergies. We've been a member for 5 years; it was the first place we went when our child was diagnosed with a peanut allergy. The group is informative, friendly, and supportive. Their annual walk helps raise community awareness. Plus, they have been instrumental in getting local sports to have allergy friendly games so that our food allergic children can attend the same special events as their peers without fear.
I am happy to be a volunteer for this organization, the commitment by it's leadership to help families with food allergies is second to none. They do a fabulous job! I am thankful that they are here in WI to help those of us with kids with food allergies and spreading the word to raise awareness about the severe nature of food allergies.
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My family and I are very grateful for this organization. They offer valuable advice, information and tips for living with food allergies.
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Our family has really appreciated the wonderful support and knowledgeable members. We have benefited greatly from the information about upcoming allergy free events, meal subsitutes and wonderful advise with our children dealing withtheir severe allergies to common foods. The help we received in dealign with our children school and the educational staff was most awe inspiring. The willingness to come out and educate the community about the severe food allergies my children experience and how to react and prepare for anaphylaxic reactions really proved to be the best expereince we have had. THanks the the Support!!!
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My children have multiple allergies and I have found the support within the group for both myself and the children to be invaluable. My shy children have been thrilled to have the opportunity to be with other allergic children and learn how to stand up for themselves. The group has given me the knowledge to advocate for my children effectively and provided a wonderful stress release for my husband and myself. Knowing there are others in the same boat as us has been just great.
I have found this group to be a GREAT resource for my family as we have navigated the food allergy world. When I was unable to find safe foods I could ask other for advice. I would recommend this group to anyone who have kids, teens with food allergies.
I have belonged for a few years since my son was 3. He has several food allergies, asthma, and eczema. He has added some new food allergies and the group has provided new information for those allergies. I have learned a lot in the past few years and like meeting other families dealing witht the same issues.
My daugther, who is now 2 1/2, had trouble with food allergies beginning at 4 months of age. I contacted the FAAW to find answers to difficult feeding concerns and use them as a resource to knowing I'm not the only parent out there dealing with this. The group is so supportive of one another and questions can be asked and answered about anything. They have provided me with a great deal of information and I will be turning to them again soon as my daughter nears entering school with her food alltergies. So far, we know she has a dairy, egg, peanut and tree nut allergy. This has been a wonderful resource to helping our family learn how to deal with her allergies.
My two-year-old daughter has severe food allergies. The Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin has been very helpful in keeping us informed, and sharing stories and tips from other food allergy families in the community. An invaluable resource.