Welcome to the Orange County Saddleback Church Parents of Kids
with Food Allergies Support Group

We are a Christian-based support group that is designed to support parents of kids who suffer from food allergies. Food allergies in children can come in many forms. Children can be allergic to one or more of the following: eggs, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, fish, wheat and other types of foods. This support group is designed to be a safe place where you can come and share your fears with other parents that understand what you are going through.

Having two children that suffer from life-threatening (anaphylactic response) food allergies can be very challenging. However, having a safe place to meet with other parents that also are dealing with the same daily challenges is comforting. Although we are not a "medical" group, we do share practical tips (recipes, eating out, school, family, restaurants, etc.) and resources that can be very helpful to parents of kids with food allergies. The group also encourages guest speakers occasionally that come and can educate the group on new information relating to food allergies.

If you are a parent that lives in Orange County, CA, we hope that you will come and join our next meeting. We do not offer childcare and the group is designed for adults.

We every other month on the third Tuesday every month. Meetings begin at 6:30 PM and are held at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA.

Great Orange County Ice Cr...

So the family decided to check out Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogart in Laguna Niguel, CA this evening.  Our oldest has a life threatening food allergy to milk, so our typical options when going out for after dinner treats usually involve those in the sorbet variety.  But tonight was different. The good news is that this place really paid special attention to our food allergy.  Additionally, they use...

Allergy Cards Help Spread ...

Recently a great article appeared in the Wall Street Journal on Allergy Cards for birthdays, events, coaches, etc.  It is a quick way to spread the word about a food allergy, while giving all of the relevant and essential contact information for your child. I can definitely see the benefit to having these in your wallet, a purse, a car or briefcase.  Having these can quickly tell the story about your...

Los Angeles Walk for Food ...

The FARE Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people who are seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans living with food allergies. The Walk is a family-friendly event that takes place in communities nationwide to raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. This special day will include fun activities for the entire family. Register today as an...

2014 FAACT Annual Conferen...

In September 2014 , the FAACT (Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team) will be holding their first event at the Disneyland Hotel.  The conference is designed for those with food allergies as full day of food allergy education.  The conference covers all aspects of food allergies, from food allergy management, food diet, best selling food allergy authors and food allergy research....

FARE Walk for Food Allergy...

​ If you live in the San Diego area (or even Orange County), the FARE Walk San Diego will be on Sunday, June 29, 2014.    The FARE Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people who are seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans living with food allergies.  The funds from the walk go to raise money for food allergy research, education, advocacy and awareness. Walk...

Food Allergy & Anaphy...

Looks like there is a new Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis program launching.  Eleanor Garrow-Holding, who was once a part of FARE, is now the CEO of Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team or FAACT. FAACT's goal is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for families and individuals affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. Garrow-Holding...

Come Learn about 504 Plans...

No August Food Allergy Support Group Meeting However…we will be going to Sensitive Sweets to learn about 504 Plans Sorry for the cancellation of this month's support group meeting…but an important opportunity has come up and space is extremely limited.  Please read on…. At Sensitive Sweets next week (Thursday, August 15th at 5:30PM to 7:00 PM) Kelly...

Dear Orange County, Food A...

Orange County, Food Allergy Awareness Week is upon us.  In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (now FARE), started Food Allergy Awareness Week to help educate families, schools, about the dangers of food allergies and how important it is keep our children safe. Food Allergy is a real medical condition that impacts 1 in 13 kids.  If you think about this in terms of Orange...