FOOD ALLERGY ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN, INC.

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     The Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin, Southeast Wisconsin Chapter was first formed
     in November 2010 and officially became a chapter of the Food Allergy Association of
   Wisconsin in April 2011. The volunteer group is made up of families who are living
  with severe and life threatening food allergies.  We hope to connect families and adults
 living with food allergies in Southeast Wisconsin, raise awareness and provide support
and educational resources for parents, caregivers, peers and educators about safely caring for children with food allergies.

 

Welcome to the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter in Waukesha

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
 

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

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.

 

Blog

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

Magazines

Allergic Living
A bi-monthly magazine.  New - a US version is now available.

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 Action 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

 

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.  Pace an order and use the code FAAW for a 10% discount.

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

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

Dr. Lucy's Cookies -  Allergen friendly cookies.

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 and pancake mixes for the food allergic and vegan.

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

Redmond's Peanut Free Facility & Foods - Almond Butter

Spandler 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 Academy of Allergy Asthma and 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. 

Food Allergy Research and 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.

 

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