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Parent Education Resources: Allergy Information

Group Name: F.E.A.S.T. (Food and Environmental Allergy Support Team)
Area: Main Line area of suburban Philadelphia
Audience: parents of allergic children
Focus: Support group
Location: Memorial Library of Radnor Township, Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, PA
Meetings: Meets monthly
Coordinator: Jean K.
Phone Number: n/a
Email: Jmk226@cornell.edu
Website: n/a
Group has Medical Advisor: yes
Affilated with AAFA: no
Group on FAAN List: yes
Description: F.E.A.S.T. meets monthly and shares information via email between meetings. Topics of discussion include dealing with allergies in schools, sharing recipes and product suggestions, allergy testing, and handling different situations including restaurants, parties, etc. Past guest speakers have addressed new medications, alternative therapies, psychological effects, allergy testing, and nutrition.

Group Name: Penn State Children
Area: Hershey, Pennsylvania
Audience: Parents and Caregivers of Children With Food Allergies
Focus: Education, Social and Emotional Support
Location: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Meetings: Meets 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Coordinator: Tracy B. Fausnight M.D. - Medical Advisor; Andrea Levan ; Alicia Breidenstine
Phone Number:
Email: FoodAllergySupport@hmc.psu.edu
Website:
Group has Medical Advisor: yes
Affilated with AAFA: no
Group on FAAN List: yes
Description: We are focusing on building a network of parents who educate and support each other through monthly meetings, mentoring, speakers and social events for children with food allergies and their families.

Group Name: P.H.A.C.T. (Parents Having Allergic Children Team)
Area: Downingtown/Chester County
Audience: Parents of children with food allergies
Focus: Education, Social and Emotional Support
Location: Varies
Meetings: Varies
Coordinator: Jenine Lawton
Phone Number:
Email: ParentsHavingAllergicChildren@yahoo.com
Website:
Group has Medical Advisor: yes
Affilated with AAFA: no
Group on FAAN List: yes
Description: Our group was founded to provide emotional/social support for families, spread awareness, and knowledge regarding food allergies.

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Page last updated 8/20/2008

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