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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Andrew got this really great news in our mailbox today....

Dear Andrew,

We did it!!

Five years after the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act (FAAMA) was introduced in the U.S. Congress, FAAMA has finally passed as part of the food safety bill and is expected to be signed into law by President Obama.

FAAMA will lead to the much-needed creation of national food allergy management guidelines for schools. While these guidelines are voluntary, they will provide schools without existing food allergy management policies with a valuable resource.

These policies are critical to help educate school officials about food allergy, a potentially life-threatening medical condition, and help them implement emergency plans in case a severe reaction occurs on school grounds. Studies have shown that up to 25% percent of reactions in school occur in children with previously undiagnosed food allergy.

Earlier this month, a fatal reaction occurred at a school in Chicago, allegedly due to food that was consumed at school.

The guidelines will also benefit parents of children with food allergies, who are looking for a vetted resource to help them safely manage their child’s food allergies in the school setting.

Written largely by FAAN, the national guidelines will not supersede existing or pending state laws or guidelines concerning schools and food allergies. The FAAMA guidelines should be seen as a complement to existing guidelines created as a result of other legislation.

This tremendous accomplishment was made possible by the thousands of individuals who advocated for this legislation and many elected representatives who co-sponsored FAAMA over the years, most notably Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.), whose daughter has a food allergy, and Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), who has a grandchild with a food allergy.

We celebrate the passage of FAAMA today, but our work is not done. FAAN will continue to work diligently to raise awareness, educate others, and advocate on behalf of the millions of Americans with food allergy and anaphylaxis.

Thank you all for your support!

Julia Bradsher
FAAN CEO

2 comments:

  1. شركة تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض
    شركة غسيل مكيفات بالرياض
    أفضل شركة تنظيف مكيفات بالرياض
    عندما يحين وقت الاعتناء بالمكيف وتنظيفة يجب الحرص عند اختيار من يقوم بهذه المهمة الصعبة فإذا أخطأنا ولجأنا لغير المحترفين قد ينتج عن ذلك المزيد من الإضرار فهم ليسوا علي دراية بنوع المكيف أو الطريقة الصحيحة للتعامل معه كما أنهم قد يستخدمون منظفات مجهولة المصدر وغير أمنة تماما علي الصحة العامة وقد تسبب في تأكل جسم المكيف وتراكم الصدأ علي جوانبه مما يشوه مظهره الخارجي وتقليل كفاءته حتي يتوقف عن العمل نهائيا نتيجة الإهمال واللجوء للهواة لذا يجب أن نختار من هم آهل للثقة فشركة تنظيف مكيفات اسبليت بالرياض من أفضل الشركات في هذا المجال فهي الأولي في مجال تنظيف المكيفات بكل أنواعها فطاقم عملها مدرب علي أعلي مستوي ويحصل بشكل دوري علي دورات تدريبية تنظمها الشركة لتحديث كفاءتهم وطلباتهم علي كل ما هو جديد

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