With an eye on the food allergy community as a unique group of consumers since 2008, we're on a quest to find and share ways to continue enjoying the good things in life.


10 June 2009

A Look at Some of the Food Allergy Research Funded by FAAN

An estimated 12 million Americans are living with food allergies, and the number is growing. Jennifer Trammell takes a look at how the condition impacts one local family, and how research at Northwestern University could be the answer to finding a cure. Dr. Daocheng Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Northwestern featured in the video, is one of the six leading scientists receiving funding from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)'s latest research grants.

3 comments:

Jules said...

Thank you for sharing your story with the blogging world. It’s so great to have found support. I am new to this world of “kid allergies” and am having a hard time dealing with it emotionally. Any advice or kind words would be much appreciated at this time.

Jennifer B said...

Welcome, Jules. Sorry you're now part of the "allergy club", but don't worry, you have plenty of good company. Two websites you should familiarize yourself with are www.foodallergy.org and www.kidswithfoodallergies.org. There is a wealth of good info there and the forums on KFA are a great help to many food allergy families. There are two additional online support boards which you may find useful: www.foodallergysupport.org and www.peanutallergy.com. There is good info on each site and each has its own "culture" and loyal following. Feel free to email if you need any additional info or have specific questions--jenniferATfoodallergybuzz.com. I'll do my best to give some helpful answers or point you toward others you can. Take care!

traci said...

Another great food allergy friendly site available is www.foodfacts.com.
Food Facts whole mission is to make it easy to identify and use the ingredients you want, stay informed, and eliminate all of the confusion. It helped me educate my family about healthy eating through tracking and sharing recipes and meal plans - and since my own sensitivities are based around food colorings and unknown adverse reactions to caramel, butterscotch and other similar products - its been truly a lifesaver when it comes to the dessert table! Check it out! http://www.foodfacts.com.

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