FOOD ALLERGY ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN, INC.

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     The Food Allergy Association of Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin Chapter was first
     established in September 2006 under the name Wausau Area Food Allergy Support
    Team (WAFAST). In 2009, we officially became a chapter of the Food Allergy
  Association of Wisconsin. Our mission is to connect families and adults living with
food allergies in central Wisconsin. FAAW-CWC seeks to realize this mission through
awareness raising, training and support. We are operated entirely by volunteers.  

 

Welcome to the Central Wisconsin Chapter in Wausau

Resources

Tips and Hints

What are the Symptoms of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis?

Symptoms can include:

  • a tingling sensation in the mouth
  • swelling of the tongue and throat
  • rash
  • eczema
  • hives and swelling
  • vomiting
  • abdominal cramps
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing
  • drop in blood pressure
  • loss of consciousness
  • and (very rarely) death

 

Classroom / Educational Materials

Wausau Chapter Lending Library - We have cookbooks, Epipen and Twinject Training Materials, DVD's, Video's, kid's books and other books to help you manage and understand allergies.

Managing Food Allergies In School by FARE and other resources by FARE

 

Blog

Visit our blog at:  http://foodallergywisconsin.blogspot.com/
 

Facebook

Visit the Wausau Chapter Facebook Page 

 

Magazines

Allergic Living
A by-monthly magazine.

Living Without's Gluten Free & More®
A magazine published four times a year.
 

Wisconsin State Statutes
 

Wisconsin State Statutes 
- Asthmatic pupils; possession and use of inhalers - Statute 118.291.
- Possession and use of epinephrine auto-injectors - Statute 118.292. 
-Life-threatening allergies in schools; use of epinephrine auto-injectors  - Statute 118.2925
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Type in the number in the search box.
 


Action Plans

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergeny Action Plan by FARE 

Asthma Action Plan by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

Asthma Action Plan by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - National Institutes of Health

Asthma Action Plan by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 

Speakers Bureau Committee

This committee aims to address the growing concerns of safe management of food allergies in our schools. This committee prepares educational seminars to support teachers and other staff in learning how to prevent food allergy reactions, and recognize and treat them should they occur.  Please contact Jen Faust at jen@foodallergywis.org to join this committee or to book a presentation for your organization.

Products:

Activeaide
Manufacturer of Auto Injector Pouches and Epipen Holders and other aides for anaphylaxis sufferers worldwide.

Beyond A Peanut (Flash Cards)
Flashcards to teach children with peanut and tree nut allergies and those individuals caring for them now to stay safe. Can be used in the schools or at home.  Also, other products available at this site.

Discount School Supply  - Great resource for allergen-free paints, glue, crayons, paint, and other craft materials.  Click here for coupons.

EpiPen and Inhaler Carriers -See a list of links to a variety of carriers at FAAW's Blog.

Epinephrine Auto Injectors - Always carry two auto injectors. Click here for a list.  http://www.foodallergy.org/treating-an-allergic-reaction/epinephrine

Food Allergies For Dummies (Book)
Food Allergies For Dummies is a practical guide to diagnosing food allergies, preventing reactions, and administering effective emergency care in the event of a severe food allergy reaction. World renowned food allergist Dr. Robert A. Wood, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has lived with his own peanut allergy his entire life. He now treats thousands of food allergy patients annually and guides parents, school administrators, and others in the proper management of food allergies.

Food and Travel Translation Cards by Select Wisely - For communicating food allergies and other health conditions in many languages.

Food Chef Card - Download a FAAW Chef card to inform restaurant staff about your food allergies.  For a list of other Chef cards see FAAW's Blog.

Label It or Lose It
Personalized allergy labels custom printed with a person's name and allergies.  Safe for dishwasher and microwave use.  Place and order and use the code FAAW for a 10% discount.

MedicAlert Foundation
Medical Alert Bracelets, KidSmart Program, Necklaces, and ID Cards. 

Planesheets
Add style, comfort and value to airline travel! PlaneSheets™ are an innovative and practical way to personalize your travel space. These cozy, machine-washable fabric seat covers fit securely over the headrest, allowing easy seat belt access. Great designer prints and plush fabrics to choose from. For the traveler wishing to simplify, PlaneSheets™ also offers an inexpensive, recyclable product that may either be disposed of after the flight or washed and reused, if desired. Add flair to flying with PlaneSheets™ Great for those with food allergies.

Stuck on You - Labels That Stay Stuck - Personalized labels, name dots, clothing transfers, bag tags, etc.  Use the FAAW affiliate fundraiser site.

Food Product Vendors

Divvies
Peanut free, tree nut free, egg free & dairy free cookies & popcorn.

Meraby's Allergy Family Foods
Muffin and pancake mixes for the food allergic and vegan.

Peanut Free Planet
Purchase peanut free, tree nut free items.

Redmond's Peanut Free Facility & Foods
Almond Butter

Other Organizations and Support Groups

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Founded in 1985, AANMA is a national nonprofit network of families whose desire is to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)

Kid’s Allergies

OnCall + Allergy
ABC News Medical Unit site.

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation - Division of  the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAFA)
Kids With Food Allergies is here to enhance the quality of life for children with food allergies by providing peer support, news, tips and practical resources for families. Online Support Group.

Peanut Allergy
Peanut Allergy Information.

U.S. Food And Drug Administration
Information about Food Allergens, guides, laws, and labeling requirements.

Other Services

EpiPen® - Mylan Specialty L.P.
Site allows you to register your EpiPen® Expiration dates and they will notify you one month prior to let you know to replace your EpiPens.  Online video for how to administer the EpiPen.

 

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