FAACT is developing peer-to-peer education programs for youth and teens, with assistance from healthcare professionals along with youth/teens who want their voices to be heard. FAACT is also developing peer-to-peer education programs for key age demographics through Advisory Councils for College/Young Adults (ages 18-24) and Adults (ages 25+) with food allergies. FAACT provides support to all groups, as education and how to manage on a day-to-day basis is much needed throughout the community.
As teens, young adults, and adults continue to manage their food allergies, they also need the continuing education. Teens are at the highest risk for anaphylaxis because they don’t always carry their epinephrine auto-injectors, which need to be on their person at all times. Developing peer-to-peer education programs will help all those affected to learn, understand, and perform best practices in managing food allergies on a day-to-day basis.
If you are within these age groups, have been diagnosed with food allergies, and are interested in serving on an Advisory Council, please contact Eleanor Garrow-Holding for an application.
All education programs will be reviewed and approved by FAACT’s Medical Advisory Board. Once completed, the programs will be found in FAACT’s Education Resource Center.
FAACT is developing and implementing, in partnership with healthcare professionals and experienced adults managing food allergies on a daily basis, educational materials focused on helping spouses/partners manage the impact of food allergy on their marital/partnership relationship. Stay tuned, and until then, please contact Eleanor Garrow-Holding for more information.