FOOD ALLERGY ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN, INC.

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2722 Union Street • Madison, WI 53704 • (608) 575-9535 • info@foodallergywis.org

     The volunteer group is made up of over 350 adults and families who are all
     living with severe and life threatening food allergies. Established in 2007, we
   provide chapter meetings, awareness, training, support and Allergen Friendly Events.
  We connect families and adults living with food allergies in the Madison and
surrounding areas.

 

Welcome to the Madison Chapter

Resources

Tips and Hints

What are the Symptoms of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis?

Symptoms can include:

  • a tingling sensation in the mouth
  • swelling of the tongue and throat
  • rash
  • eczema
  • hives and swelling
  • vomiting
  • abdominal cramps
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing
  • drop in blood pressure
  • loss of consciousness
  • and (very rarely) death

Classroom/Educational Materials
 

504 Plans and Disability Rights - A food allergy may be considered a disability under federal laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   Do you have a Food Allergy Action Plan?  See ACTION PLAN section below.
 

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) Guide -"Safe at School and Ready to Learn: A Compressive Policy Guide for Protecting Students with Life-Threatening Food Allergies" - A guide developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with collaboration with FAAN (Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network), NASN (National Association of School Nurses, and USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture).

National Association of School Nurses - Training tools.

Centers and Disease Control and Prevention  - Variety of resources in the Food Allergies Publications & Resources section. The Volunteer School Guide to Food Allergies is found at:  CDC - HealthyYouth/foodallergies.

Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting  and other resources by FARE.

Allergy presentations by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Allergy Ready.com  - an online course designed to help teachers, administrators and other school personnel prevent and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.  Additional learning tools and resources also available at this site.


Asthma presentation - Understanding an Asthma Attack  - Video by Healthline®.com - Connect to Better Health

Madison Chapter Lending Library   - We have cookbooks, EpiPen and TwinJect Training Materials, DVD's, Videos, kid's books, and other books to help you manage and understand food allergies. 

Madison Chapter Cake Pan Lending Program - Need to bake a special treat?  We have over 70 cake pans!
 
Epinephrine Auto Injectors -   Always carry two auto injectors.  Click here for a list http://www.foodallergy.org/treating-an-allergic-reaction/epinephrine.
 

EpiPen Co Pay Offer

Offer from Mylan Specialty - makers of EpiPen for up to $100.00 per EpiPen 2-Pak®:


The offer is available to both cash-paying and commercially insured patients. This offer provides up to $100 off per EpiPen 2-Pak®. Certain restrictions apply. Patients can re-use the offer with an unlimited number of prescriptions.  The offer is valid on up to three EpiPen 2-Pak or EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons per prescription for 2016.  Patients can also contact Mylan Customer Service at 1-800-395-3376 with any questions, and can obtain additional information about the co-pay card at http://www.epipen.com/copay-offer/.
 
 

EpiPen4Schools Progaram


Each eligible school can receive up to four FREE EpiPen or EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors in the form of two EpiPen 2-Pak® cartons, two EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® cartons, or one 2-Pak of each kind. Each EpiPen 2-Pak contains two single auto-injectors, instructions for use and a training device, with no drug product or needle, to help patients become familiar with the administration technique. http://www.EpiPen4Schools.com

In addition to the EpiPen4Schools program, Mylan Specialty offers a discount program through which schools can purchase, upon qualification, EpiPen 2-Pak cartons (0.3 mg) and EpiPen Jr 2-Pak cartons (0.15 mg) at a discounted price.

 

Please Note:  Auvi Q - Sanofi US Issues Voluntary
Nationwide Recall of Auvi‑Q® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery.
  For information go to  http://www.auvi-q.com 

 




 

Blog

Visit our blog at:  http://foodallergywisconsin.blogspot.com/
 

Magazines

Allergic Living
A bi-monthly magazine.  

Living Without's Gluten free & More®
A magazine published four times a year.
 

 

Wisconsin State Statutes
 

Wisconsin State Statutes
- Asthmatic pupils; possession and use of inhalers - Statute 118.291.

- Possession and use of epinephrine auto-injectors - Statute 118.292

-Life-threatening allergies in schools; use of epinephrine auto-injectors  - Statute 118.2925.
Type in the number in the search box.
 

 

Action Plans
 

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Actoin Plan by FARE 

Asthma Action Plan by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Asthma Action Plan  by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

Asthma Action Plan by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Buddy Program

Buddy Program - A program set up to match new members with more experienced ones, in order to help newly diagnosed adults or parents of allergic children adapt more quickly to life with food allergies, and successfully manage them.

Speaker/Presentation Support Materials
 

Materials are available to address the growing concerns of safe management of food allergies in our schools and daycares. These materials help support teachers and other staff in learning how to prevent food allergy reactions, and recognize and treat them should they occur.  Please contact Sheree’ Godwin at sheree@foodallergywis.org for more information.


 

Products

Activeaide
Manufacturer of Auto Injector Pouches and EpiPen Holders and other aides for anaphylaxis sufferers worldwide.  See more holders below.

Beyond A Peanut (Flash Cards)
Flashcards to teach children with peanut and tree nut allergies and those individuals caring for them now to stay safe. Can be used in the schools or at home. Other products also available at this site.

Discount School Supply - Great resource for allergen-free paints, glue, crayons, paint, and other craft materials.  Click here for coupons.

EpiPen and Inhaler Carriers - See a list of links to a variety of carriers at FAAW's Blog.

Epinephrine Auto Injectors - Always carry two auto injectors. Click here for a list.  http://www.foodallergy.org/treating-an-allergic-reaction/epinephrine
 

Food Allergies For Dummies (Book)
Food Allergies For Dummies is a practical guide to diagnosing food allergies, preventing reactions, and administering effective emergency care in the event of a severe food allergy reaction. World renowned food allergist Dr. Robert A. Wood, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has lived with his own peanut allergy his entire life. He now treats thousands of food allergy patients annually and guides parents, school administrators, and others in the proper management of food allergies.

Food and Travel Translation Cards by Select Wisely - For communicating food allergies and other health conditions in many languages.

Food Chef Cards - Download a FAAW Chef card to inform restaurant staff about your food allergies.  For a list of other Chef cards see FAAW's Blog.

Label  It or Lose It
Personalized allergy labels custom printed with the person's name and allergies.  Safe for dishwasher and microwave use.  Place an order and use the code FAAW for a 10% discount.

GIFTS - Allergic Living - List of Allergy Friendly Gifts and Items - such as food and crafts.

MedicAlert® Foundation   
Medical Alert Bracelets, KidSmart Program, Necklaces, and ID Cards. 

Planesheets
Add style, comfort and value to airline travel! PlaneSheets™ are an innovative and practical way to personalize your travel space. These cozy, machine-washable fabric seat covers fit securely over the headrest, allowing easy seat belt access. Great designer prints and plush fabrics to choose from. For the traveler wishing to simplify, PlaneSheets™ also offers an inexpensive, recyclable product that may either be disposed of after the flight or washed and reused, if desired. Add flair to flying with PlaneSheets™ Great for those with food allergies.

Stuck On You - Labels That Stay Stuck - Personalized labels, name dots, clothing transfers, bag tags, etc.  Use the FAAW affiliate fundraiser site.

Food Product Vendors

Allergic Living - Lists of candy/snacks for all the holidays.

Snack Safely - list of candy/snacks

List of manufacturers of Allergy Friendly foods - listed by specific food allergy.

Cherrybrook Kitchens - Cake, cookie, and breakfest mixes and frostings.

Divvies  -  Diary-free, peanut-free, nut-free, and egg-free sweat treats and snacks.

Dove® Chocolate - Allergy information for specific peanut/nut free products.

Dr. Lucy's Cookies -  Allergen-free cookies and snacks.

Enjoy Life Foods - Allergen-free cookies, cereals, snacks bars, baking chips, etc.

Gimbal's Fine Candies - Allergen-free jelly beans and other candies.  See Allergen Information.

Ian's Natural Foods® - Breakfest, main entrees, snacks, and fries.

Meraby's Allergy Family Foods - Muffin,pancake, cake, and brownie mixes and vanilla extract

Peanut Free Planet - Purchase peanut free and tree nut free items.

Redmond's Peanut Free Facility & Foods - Almond Butter

Spangler Candy - Home of Dum Dums, Candy Canes and other candy.  See Allergen Information.

Vermont Nut Free Chocolates® - Peanut and nut free chocolate and snack products.

Other Organizations and Support Groups

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Founded in 1985, AANMA is a national nonprofit network of families whose desire is to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma.

American Academny of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Food Allergic Children Education & Support  (FACES) - A volunteer parent-run support group that serves families with children who suffer from food allergies in the Green Bay, Wisconsin area. 

Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin (FAAW) 

Food Allergy and Research Education (FARE) 

Kid’s Allergies

OnCall + Allergy -ABC News Medical Unit site.

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation - A Division of  Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Kids With Food Allergies is here to enhance the quality of life for children with food allergies by providing peer support, news, tips and practical resources for families. Online Support Group.

Peanut Allergy -Peanut Allergy Information.

U.S. Food And Drug Administration -Information about Food Allergens, guides, laws, and labeling requirements.

Other Services

EpiPen® - Mylan Specialty L.P.
Site allows you to register your EpiPen® expiration dates and they will notify you one month prior to let you know to replace your EpiPens.  Online video for EpiPen training.

Auvi- Q-  Please see information regarding recall.


 

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