Members of the School Action Group are available to help families navigate through the new LCPS food guidelines and to develop Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP)specific to the child’s needs.
LAN Walk Winners
Congratulations to the Walk for a Cure for Food Allergies raffle winners! Enjoy your prizes!
- The Thatai family won a SportBounce gift certificate
- The Duggar family won a pedicure at Tiffany Nail Spa
- The Haraburda family won a manicure at Tiffany Nail Spa
Our LAN group is growing and so are our efforts. In order to serve our members and community better, we need volunteers in the following areas:
- Schedule meetings with guest speakers
- Forum moderator (must be a current member)
- Establishing a non-profit status
- Chair for FAAN walks
- Chair for Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW)
- LAN holiday party
- Helping FAAN with state legislation-preferably with knowledge of our Local House of Representatives
- LAN Mom’s Group for Pre-K/K
News from the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
Maria Hardy has been invited to participate in FAAN's new Support Group Advisory Council that will comprise of 40 group leaders across the US to provide better communications from FAAN to support groups. This is great news as FAAN is beginning to tap into the great resources that we can provide on a grass roots level. Our own School Action Group have been contacted by Fairfax parents for assistance to gain better guidelines for students with food allergies. Between our School Action Group's efforts and FAAN's concerns with the Fairfax County Public School (FCPS) system, there's a push for FCPS to pass similar guidelines, just as we have here in Loudoun.
On the state level, the VP of marketing, Eleanor Garrow, was once a support group leader in Illinois and was a key player in getting the Illinois state guidelines passed. She wants to do the same here in VA!
FANN’s CAMP TAG - Pepsi Refresh Project
We need your help, currently FAAN is 34th of over 1,000 groups to get $250 for the CAMP TAG for food allergic kids and siblings to be able to attend camp safely in 2011 in 11 cities. Contest ends Sunday October 31, 2010!!! Please vote!!!!
Fairfax, VA is one of the 11 sites but they do not have a site confirmed and are looking for suggestions by Nov 30th! If they do not have a site by that date, they will have to skip NoVA this year and look for 2012. Please submit ideas to me at email@example.com or Eleanor Garrow at EGarrow@foodallergy.org. They want a site that can offer camp-like activities at least nearby but mostly importantly a hospital within a few miles. Some activities FAAN is interested to include is canoeing and/or horseback riding as a possibility. This is to be a day camp for kids between the ages of 3-12 but eventually would like to extend it as an overnight camp. More information on Camp TAG on the website - please help!!!