The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is spreading the word about “Living and Learning With Food Allergies’ during the 11th Annual Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW), May 11-17, 2008. They urge people to get involved in a variety of ways, such as visit a local ambulance provider to learn about epinephrine, hang posters, have a fundraiser, or talk to legislators. As they state, everything helps. Visit the FAAW webpage for more ideas on how to get involved. According to the FAAN, there are approximately 12 million Americans with a food allergy. Allergic reactions result in 30,000 emergency room visits and 100 to 200 deaths each year.
Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.