Resources

FARE_logo_acronym_vFood-Free Fun for Everyone is made possible through a community award from Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE).  FARE is the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to food allergy research, education, awareness, and advocacy. Their website is a treasure trove of resources. We are proud to be a FARE recognized support group. 

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Camp Blue Spruce is a worry-free overnight summer camp for kids with food allergies. Free from the top 8 allergens, sesame and all gluten, Camp Blue Spruce the only week long summer camp of its kind, and it’s located right here in Oregon. Food-Fun for Everyone is proud to be a program of Camp Blue Spruce.

Allergic Living Magazine  This website and magazine has a wealth of information regarding food allergies, respiratory allergies, asthma and celiac disease.

Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG)  GIG has been empowering the gluten-free community through consumer support, advocacy, and education for over four decades.  The local branch of GIG holds monthly support group meetings geared towards adults, but the information can be very useful for parents. 

Generation GF Portland provides support and activities for gluten-free kids and families in the Portland metro area. A program of the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), Generation GF is designed to build confidence in kids, teens and young adults, and help develop them into the future leaders of our gluten-free community.  Food-Free Fun’s Tracy Lehto is the Generation GF Portland group manager. 

Kids With Food Allergies  A division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, KFA offers a large online support  community and recipe database you can search by which foods you avoid.

Traveling with Food Allergies  Traveling with food allergies or restrictions is difficult, but not impossible. Food-Free Fun’s Elizabeth Moreno provides tips for traveling with food restrictions in this series of articles.

Vancouver Allergy Awareness Network (VAAN)  Lead by Food-Free Fun’s Joanne Smith, VAAN is an educational food allergy support group for families located in Vancouver, Washington. Their most popular annual event is the Whole Foods Tasting Event, which allows families to sample allergy-friendly foods without purchasing them first. Follow VAAN on Facebook to keep up to date on their meetings and events.