The Oregonians’ West Bureau ran a story by Dana Tierney in their Thursday, October 16th, 2008, print Washington County Weekly insert, “Food allergy group is nothing to sneeze at.” There was an interesting local resource featured, as well as the usual national ones. (Newspaper handy-dandy little text boxes don’t always appear, or aren’t easy to find, in the online editions of the newspaper.)
The Oregon Food Allergy Group (this is a Yahoo Group):
“This group was created to provide food allergy support, education, and advocacy to those living in the greater Portland area and Willamette Valley.We invite you to join in our online discussion and join in our monthly support meetings. At present, Portland meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Salem meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of each month at 2pm. Our calendar and postings list food allergy related events and meetings in Portland and Salem area.”
Other association include some you probably know about and others less well known, including the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, U.S. FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, AllergicChild, Food Allergy Project, and many more (use your favorite Web search engine to find the others and more local ones as well).