Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
A Good Idea
Established in 1991, when information about food allergies was scarce, Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is a nonprofit organization that serves as a source of information, programs, and resources on food allergy and anaphylaxis. FAAN hosts a number of events annually such as Food Allergy Awareness Week and food allergy conferences. FAAN also funds research through its Research Grant Program and acts as an advocate in national and state legislation. It is funded by membership dues, donations, grants, and sale of materials.
Goal / Mission
FAAN aims to increase public awareness, promote advocacy and education, and advance research for those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Results / Accomplishments
In its 20-year history, FAAN has been involved in historic legislation regarding food labeling and created the Food Allergy Awareness Week initiative. As well, its educational programs and resources are used in schools across the country. Its membership includes nearly 22,000 members worldwide.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- 11781 Lee Jackson Hwy, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
Health / Exercise, Nutrition, & Weight
Health / Children's Health
- Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
- Date of implementation
- Fairfax, VA
- Target Audience
- Children, Teens, Adults, Families