Michigan children with food allergy and/or eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) may enter our COFAF Kids 1st Annual Poster and Writing Contest between now and April 30, 2008 when all entries are due. Based upon age, they may enter into three categories: Poster, Essay and Poetry. The winners will be announced during Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) which falls between May 11 and 17 this year. The prizes (books, DVDs and other fun food allergy related items) awarded in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each age category are funded by a support group grant awarded by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network. We hope you'll get involved.
A local producer, Kevin Lindenmuth, is in the process of producing a documentary about food allergies, entitled "I'm Not Nuts: Living with Severe Allergies". Kevin has two nieces with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. Please check out this article from The Livingston Community News. Kevin was out to interview my family for the documentary. In addition to interviewing other local families, he's also interviewed Dr. Harvey Leo, our medical director, and he's been to Virginia to interview Anne Munoz-Furlong of The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. We are planning to work with Kevin to have him gain some footage from one of our meetings or events between now and July. This way he will have some support group footage for the documentary. Check out Kevin's website for more information about the documentary and his previous works.
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