food allergy support group, FACTS, was started in March 2003
in Rochester, New York by Joy Leinenbach and Sandy Eckdahl.
They are two mothers who were coping with food allergic
children and knew that there were other families out there
who were feeling the same things they were. Their goal was
to create a group where families could give and receive
encouragement, coping strategies, and food allergy
information as well as educate the community (i.e. schools,
day cares, restaurants, summer camps) about food allergies.
At the first meeting, there were seven families represented.
To date, there are more than 200 families registered with
the group. A Board of Directors, comprised of FACTS members,
make decisions about programming, planning events and
FACTS is now a
registered support group with the Food Allergy and
FACTS Mission Statement:
We are dedicated to providing resources, support and
encouragement to families coping with food allergies as well
as raising awareness and educating the community regarding
the unique needs of these families.
by attending our
FACTS Meetings. Learn from other families and their
experiences or provide other families with your own
experiences in handling a food allergy.
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