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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



Network with other food allergy families and learn from guest speakers.  More details and dates to be announced.

See Google Calendar below for map.

Contact: Jen Faust, Leader, at for further information.  

The Wausau Chapter is also seeking a Wausau Co-Leader(s) to assist in planning meetings, securing guest speakers, and creating programs/committees to increase awareness and education in the Wausau/Central areas.  Contact Jen Faust at if you are interested lending your talents for any of these areas. 


Upcoming  Events:


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Past Events

October Chapter Meeting
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013

Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm

Place: Aspirus Wausau Hospital in the Medallion Room
Topic: Bullying and Food Allergies

Presented by Ruth Sazama of Wausau, based off of the Bullying is NEVER Cool! program

"Research shows that about 1/3 of kids with food allergies are bullied by
other kids because of their allergies,
which can be a life-threatening situation. Ruth Sazama of the Bullying is NEVER Cool!
program presents how to cope when a food-allergic child is faced with bullying.
Bring your children!"

Greenheck Health Fair

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time: 11:am to 5:00 pm

What: Informational Booth

Location: Greenheck Product Center
1000 Greenheck Drive, Schofield,WI

Community Fest

Time: 9:30 - 3:00
Date: Saturday, Sept 21, 2013

What:  Informational Booth

Marathon Park Exhibition Building and Eastgate Hall
Wausau, WI


 Food Allergy Resource Fair

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2013

Place: Medallion Room

Aspirus Wausau Hospital

 Learn from local ENT allergists
- Correctly Identifying Peanuts and Tree Nuts with Dr. Todd Hostetler, MD
- "Ask the Doctor" with Dr. David Edmondson, DO
- Learn from reps of Auvi-Q, EpiPen, Elecare, Neocate

- Epipen savings cards and patient resources
- Auvi-Q savings cards and patient resources

- Elecare Elemental Formula

- Necote Elemental Formula

- Medical Jewelry

- 504 plans for school

Food Samples from various companies



Past Meeting Topics

  • A typical Symptoms of Food Allergy – Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Eczema
  • Food Allergies: A review of the literature

  • Eating with Food Allergies

  • The Controversial, Unproven, Ridiculous, and Expensive aka CURE

  • Make Sense of Diagnostic Tests

  • School Food Allergy Action Plan Discussion

  • Highlights of the FAAN Conference

  • “How Parents, Foodservice, School Nurses and Administration Can Work Together”

  • “Living with Food Allergies”

  • “The Benefits of Living with Food Allergies”

  • “Peanut Allergy”

  • “Natural History of Food Allergy”
  • "Back to School Tips"
  • "Food Allergies and Bullying"


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