AAFA New England Support Group Meeting Tonight

For those of you that live in New England, the Asthma Allergy Foundation of American Nashoba Valley Chapter is having their first meeting of the season tonight. All meetings are always free.


This is a support group that I volunteer co-team lead with another food allergy mom. I’ll be there tonight so stop in and say hi and learn about IHCP’s from local school nurses.

Details are as follows:

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Meets at:
Nashoba Valley Medical Center
200 Groton Road
Ayer, MA

Food Allergies at School: How to Work with Your Child’s School Nurse to Develop an Individual Health Care Plan
Learn about various policies and procedures for managing food allergies in school, and the components of an effective individualized written plan to address the prevention and treatment of allergy exposures and reactions.

Panel: Jenny Gormley, RN, Acton-Boxborough School Nurse Leader; Phyllis Lang, RN, Groton-Dunstable School Nursing Coordinator; Lee Waingortin, RN, Regional Consultant, Hudson Public School District.

If you live in New England and are not an AAFA-NE member, I encourage you to sign up. AAFA-NE is offering a fantastic book free with new membership while supplies last.

On the Nature of Food Allergy by Paul Hannaway, M.D.
A Complete Handbook on Food Allergy for Patients, Parents, Restaurant Personnel, Child-Care Providers, Educators, School Nurses, Dieticians and Health Care Providers (286 pages; cover price: $19.95)

The ABC’s of ASTHMA by Kim Gossselin
This illustrated alphabet book matches each letter of the alphabet with corresponding words that are associated with asthma. This fun and educational book explains asthma, things that trigger asthma episodes, items used in treatment, and general words that provide encouragement to children that have asthma.

To become a member click here.