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Does Your Child Suffer from a Food Allergy? There’s Help Nearby!

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Annual Food Allergy Conference is Saturday, March 25.

If your child suffers from a food allergy, you should know that there’s help out there for families. The Utah Food Allergy Network (UFAN) provides outreach to the newly diagnosed and the community at large, offering support, promoting education, building awareness of the severity of food allergies and anaphylaxis, and advocating for positive change. Founded a decade ago by a concerned group of moms, the organization has grown into a group over 1,000 members strong and includes parents, adults, physicians, school nurses, community agencies, and schools. The network has become a force for positive change, directing legislative agenda, providing recipe alternatives, and creating educational tools making parenting kids with allergies less worrisome for all of us.

A great place to get started with the UFAN is at the annual Food Allergy Conference coming up on Saturday, March 25 at the Doty Education Center at IMC in Murray (5121 S. Cottonwood Street.) Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. and activites start at 9 a.m. Classes include:

  • Food Allergy Research Updates
  • Recipe Substitutions
  • Coping with Anxiety
  • Research updates for Eosinophilic Disorders
  • Reading Labels
  • Feeding Therapy 101
  • Food Allergies at Work
  • Advocacy

If attending the conference isn’t a option, parents can become a member of UFAN for free by signing up at utahfoodallergy.org. By subscribing, parents receive their quarterly e-newsletter, event announcements, hear about educational opportunities and legislative updates, and access to more resources.

WHAT: Utah Food Allergy Network Annual Food Allergy Conference
WHEN: Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Doty Education Center at Intermountain Medical Center, 5121 S. Cottonwood Street in Murray

 

 

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Todd Posselli

Todd Posselli

Todd is the co-founder and Publisher of Utah Family Magazine. He's the father of four, with even teams of girls and boys ranging from elementary school to college.

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