FAAN Teen Advisory Group

FAAN Teen Advisory Group FAAN's group of teen advisors FAAN™ (The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) was established in 1991 by Anne Muñoz-Furlong, at a time when information about food allergies was difficult to find.

Anne's daughter was diagnosed with milk and egg allergy, and founding FAAN was a way of providing education and support to the many other parents who needed help managing food allergy. FAAN is now the most trusted source of information, programs, and resources related to food allergy and anaphylaxis. Its membership now stands at approximately 25,000 worldwide and includes families, dietitians, nurses, physicians, school staff, and representatives from government agencies and the food and pharmaceutical industries. FAAN serves as the communication link between the patient and others. Located in Fairfax, VA, FAAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. FAAN is funded through membership dues, sale of materials, donations, and grants. This year, 2011, marks FAAN’s 20th anniversary in serving the food allergy community. We will continue to work diligently to educate the public about the severity of food allergy and provide the food allergy community with tools and programs that it deserves.

Mission: To raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis. Awareness FAAN works to build public awareness of food allergy through the media and through education, advocacy, and research efforts. Education FAAN staff conducts seminars and training sessions on food allergy and anaphylaxis for patients, school staff, government officials, health professionals, restaurant and industry leaders, and other policymakers. Advocacy FAAN works with policymakers on federal, state, and local initiatives in areas such as food labeling, epinephrine availability, and management of food allergies in schools, camps, airlines, and restaurants. Research FAAN supports and participates in research studies that lead us to a better understanding of, and a cure for, food allergy and anaphylaxis, and that improves the quality of life of individuals managing these conditions.

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FAAN’s Sixth Annual Teen Summit, co-sponsored by the Food Allergy Initiative, will be held Friday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Key Bridge Marriottin Arlington, VA. Teens and young adults with food allergies and their siblings, ages 11-22, are invited to register, along with their parents (young adults ages 18-22 do not need a parent to register). Registration will be available online soon. Registration fee is $75 per person, and hotel rooms are $109 a night plus taxes.


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