To share information and experiences about food allergies with Richmond adults, caregivers and families.
The Richmond Food Allergy Support Group was founded in 2000 by Jeanette Katona to help local parents who have children with food allergies. Jeanette and her son both have food allergies. They have worked at local, state, and national levels to create safe environments for people with food allergies.
Amy Paner, Co-Leader
Family Allergens: peanuts, tree nuts and egg
Sara Kamencik, Co-Leader
Family Allergens: milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish and sesame
Maya Eckstein, Executive Committee Advisor
Anne-Marie Irani, M.D.
Professor of Pediatric & Medicine
Chair, Division of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond Food Allergy Support Group (RFASG) provides conversation opportunities for people of all ages and allergens. Adult support group meetings feature guest speakers, questions answered, advice and advocacy tips. Playgroup meetings offer informal family gatherings to share stories and resources.
RFASG Membership is free and voluntary, without registration, dues or obligation. You are invited to attend any upcoming event, and/or contact support group leaders with any related questions.
RFASG maintains a yahoo group email discussion board, with strict privacy controls and moderated conversation. RFASG reserves the right to allow, or revoke an individual's yahoo group privileges. To request access to the yahoo group, email email@example.com.
Current members are residents of Henrico County, Hanover County, Chesterfield County, Goochland County, Richmond City and New Kent County.
Current members include experience with the following allergens: Dairy, Egg, Peanuts, Tree nuts, Shellfish, Coconut, Sesame, Beef, Mustard, Legumes, Pineapple, Green beans, Green peas, Flounder, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds, Mangoes, Passion fruit, Kiwi, Peaches, Apricots, Prunes, Apples, Pears, Melons, Chick peas, Carrots, Corn, Oats, Soy, Tomato, Dogs, Cats, Dust, Dust mites, Strawberries, Cherries, Latex, and Seasonal allergies.
Tiffany Glass Ferreira
Allergens: milk, eggs, tree nuts