Who We AreUtah Food Allergy Network (UFAN) is a local, non-profit, food allergy resource with a Medical Advisory Board. If you’re not familiar with us, take a moment to learn who we are, see what we’ve accomplished in our nine years, and peruse the many services we can offer. UFAN’s mission is to provide outreach to the newly diagnosed and the community at large, offering support,promoting education, building awareness of the severity of food allergies and anaphylaxis, and advocating for positive change.
What We’ve DoneFounded in 2007 by a concerned group of moms, UFAN has flourished into a mighty force for good with well over 500 members including parents, adults, physicians, school nurses, community agencies, and schools. UFAN advocated for the passing of HB 101 Emergency Injection for Anaphylactic Reaction Act in 2008. Our former President and Pediatric Residents at PCMC created A Shot to Live (ashottolive.org), an online epinephrine training program approved by the Utah Department of Health and being used statewide.
UFAN recently opened a new Division of Eosinophilic Support (DOES) for those suffering from eosinophilic disorders as well. We have been invited to speak at numerous conferences and trainings including the Utah School Nurses Association annual conference and the Utah School Nurses Tele Health network.
What We Can Offer Your Friends and FamilyUFAN provides several online forums for patients to share support, recipes/substitutions, and tips for handling social situations. We host the annual Utah Food Allergy Conference and offer free or low-cost community activities like a food-free Easter egg hunt, a kid’s summer day-camp, and a food-free trunk-or- treat.
How You Can Partner With UsHelp us spread the word. We constantly hear from new members that they wish they would have heard of us sooner! We are always looking for volunteers too! Join our mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so you can stay informed of our latest activities and initiatives. Visit us online at utahfoodallergy.org or facebook.com/utahfoodallergy.
We’ve loved working with the Utah Department of Health, the Utah Society of Allergy & Asthma, Utah School Nurses Association, Food Allergy Research & Educate (FARE—formerly known as FAAN) and many other professional organizations and businesses. We are grateful for the wonderful families and communities in Utah that has helped us to grow and we look forward to serving Utah kids and families further.