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.

The Food Allergy Mama̵...

Kelly Rudnicki serves up fast, fantastic recipes for allergen–free meals in her new book, "The Food Allergy Mama's Easy, Fast Family Meals" For Kelly Rudnicki, busy mother of five young children, feeding her family got even more complicated when one of her sons was diagnosed with severe food allergies. Launching the Food Allergy Mama website, she struck a chord with parents and home...

Food Allergy Conference is...

2003 FARE Food Allergy Conference – Anaheim, CA The FARE Conference (previously FAAN) is returning to Anaheim this year on June 1, 2013.  The conference, held at the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is a full day program that allows teens and adults with food allergies, families, caregivers, and school personnel to gather to learn the latest in food allergy research, best...

Helping Your Child Overcom...

During our April 16, 2013, Dr. Kendra Klassen visited our Food Allergy Support Group to share some great information on the topic of anxiety.  Here is some of the importance information she was able to share with the group.   Helping Your Child Overcome Anxiety (with Food Allergies)   Understanding the Problem In times of stress, the body will become either over or under aroused. When our...

Food Allergy Mama, Kelly R...

Kelly Rudnicki of FoodAllergyMama.com will be Attending the August 21 Support Group Meeting Come learn what you need to know about the 504 Plans What exciting news we have for the month of August and just in time for back to school.  For those of you who have been attending for a while, everyone knows that you cannot talk about food allergy recipes without talking about Kelly Rudnicki’s book, The...

FAAN Food Allergy Walk 201...

  Not sure if you are aware but there are still two more FAAN Walk 2012 events that are fairly close for those of us living in Orange County.  There is still time to participate since the next events are in Long Beach (in October) and San Diego (in November).  Personally, I have never attended one of these events, but I am confident it is a great way to meet some other families that also are...

Essential Dining Tips from...

AllergyEats.com has some great links to dining tips to make your next dining experience a safe one.    You can visit their site at:  http://www.allergyeats.com Essential Dining Tips: Recommended: Paul Antico (founder of AllergyEats) via My Family Travels Paul Antico (founder of AllergyEats) via Richmond Family Magazine Consortium of Food Allergy Research Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America New...

Food Allergy Initiative an...

May 2012 - The two powerhouses of food allergy awareness and research are planning to join forces. Earlier this month, the Food Allergy Initiative (FAI) and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) announced their intent to merge, pending regulatory approvals. The merger appears to be a perfect marriage – blending FAAN’s expertise in spreading awareness via publicized information,...

Food Allergy Video: A Fami...

Wanted to share this video with you that I had run across YouTube.  Great video to explain the passion, fear and concern that comes with dealing with food allergies from the perspective of children and parents. The video is called "Food Allergy: A Family Perspective" and was provided by Food Allergy Initiative (FAIUSA.org).  In the video, Chicago families share their experiences of...