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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
On May 1, 2014, the Houston Food Allergy Network held its first meeting. What a great way to celebrate Food Allergy Awareness month. The founding members created the group's name and mission statement. We discussed SafeFARE and presented the restaurant (Candelari's) with a flyer on how to get involved. We identified upcoming events in our community: Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-17th, 2014) and the Houston FARE walk (September 6, 2014). We are excited to begin this group and will plan to meet monthly. The next meetings are scheduled for July 14, 2014 and August 4, 2014. All meetings will begin at 6:30p and will be held in the Fellowship Hall located at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Memorial Park.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
As a mom to two young kids diagnosed with food allergies (tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and sesame), I have been searching for a support group to meet others facing the same daily challenges as my family. After years of searching and praying, I have finally met another dedicated mom who understands and shares my passion for raising awareness about food allergies in the community. We soon recognized that it was time to start a support group in the Houston area. We have worked together over the past few months preparing this group and aligning ourselves with a great support team. It is our hope that this group can touch the lives of many. As we have both felt in our food allergy journeys, a food allergy diagnosis can be very isolating and stressful. Cynthia and I hope that this group can provide the emotional, spiritual and educational support needed to make life better and safer for all of those with food allergies in our community. Please drop in anytime for a meeting.
Food Allergy Awareness month is upon us. Be vocal, wear teal and check out some of these local events. A raffle drawing will be held...