You don’t want to miss dozens of families painting pumpkins teal for food allergy awareness and a Star Wars themed vehicle complete with star troopers and the bad guy himself while little ninjas and fairies prance around collecting safe non-food treats from spectacularly decorated trunks!!! It’s going to be SPOOKTACULAR!
A special THANK YOU to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), Urban Farm & Feed, and the 501st Legion for helping us make this the biggest and best event of the year benefiting kids with severe food allergies, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders, and PKU disorders.
Kids and families need your help! 1 in 10 Americans suffer from a Rare Disease…this includes Eosinophilic Disorders! Please sign this letter asking Utah Senator Orrin Hatch to lead the Senate Rare Disease Caucus via the link below. A few seconds of your time = Utah leading the nation on saving lives. THANK YOU!
We are excited to announce the stellar line-up for the 5th annual Utah Food Allergy Conference on Saturday, June 27, 2015 in the Doty Family Education Center at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. Check out these amazing sessions and speakers that are sure to provide an invaluable educational experience while you network with others and visit our exhibitor hall, packed with resources and free samples/coupons!
Three tracks are provided for food allergy, eosinophilic disorders, and teens (bring your siblings & friends ages 11-17)…you’ll have access to the most recent recommendations and research from experts in the field. We also have a practitioner track featuring eosinophilic disorders and pathology of EGID (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details).
This project was made possible through a community grant from Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
We had a hoppin’ good time at our 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt! Over 2,000 plastic eggs and toys for 150 kids, including a fun craft and the Easter bunny himself, brought joy and happiness on Saturday March 28th at Southwood Park in Murray. The event was sponsored in-part by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) and provided a fun and safe food-free environment for kids with food allergies and their families.
On our Facebook page Kamaile Anne posted, “Thanks for putting on the food free Easter egg hunt. My son said it was the best egg hunt ever :)” and Shauntel Acuna said, “Thank you so much for doing the food free Easter egg hunt! We had so much fun this is going to be a new family tradition!” Michelle Fogg said in her post, “We had a great morning at the 5th annual #UFAN Easter Egg Hunt! Love that my children could enjoy in a safe community event. Huge thanks to all the volunteers for making it a big success this year!”
We hope you enjoy some of the event photos below and give a big thanks to Lou Ann Donahue for volunteering her talents! Photo credit Lulabelle Photography & Design http://lmgdonahue.wix.com/lbphotoanddesign (unless otherwise noted).
SB147 Epinephrine Auto-Injector Use Expansion passes both legislative bodies today and is on it’s way to Governor Herbert!
Utah is the fourth state to expand epinephrine auto-injector access to entities such as recreation camps; an education facility, school, or university; a day care facility; youth sports leagues; amusement parks; food establishments; places of employment; and recreation areas. We applaud Senator Dayton and Representative Arent for sponsoring the bill and hope you will join us in thanking them personally by sending an email or making a phone call! You can also thank your respective individual representatives for voting in favor of the bill (to find who they are click here).
The Utah Food Allergy Network formed a committee of community stakeholders and advocated for the passing of this legislation that amends the Emergency Injection For Anaphylactic Reaction Act in the Utah Health Code. The highlighted provisions of the bill:
– a medical professional prescribing a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors;
– a person conducting training; and
– a qualified entity; and
Bravo Utah for passing legislation that benefits those affected by anaphylaxis and for setting the example for other states to follow suit!