Welcome to Food Allergy Support Durham

Food allergyWelcome! Food Allergy Support Durham is a local learning and support group for individuals and parents of children living with life threatening allergies who live in Durham, Ontario.

Our 1st meeting is set for Sunday, October 16 from 7-9pm at the South Oshawa Community Centre (1455 Cedar St). Please join us and meet fellow food allergy families in your local community! Looking forward to meeting you 🙂

About Food Allergy Support Durham:

My name is Adele and I started this group in January 2016. My 4 year old son has severe allergies to peanuts, dairy, egg, sesame and banana. Our journey started when he was just 4 weeks old with extreme eczema and irritability related to ingesting breast milk. We had our first visit to the Allergist at 6 months old and almost 3 years later we’re still learning as we go.

A huge difference in my life as a mom of a food allergic kid was the discovery of the Toronto Food Allergy Support Group. By attending those meetings I have met friends going through similar experiences who I can chat with and know that they truly get it. These friendships have been invaluable to me this year.

The Toronto Group meets 5 times a year and they are amazing. They have guest speakers like nutritionists, allergists, chefs and discuss many helpful topics. I’m excited to have our first meeting set for October 16 at the South Oshawa Community Centre. Our first meeting will be just getting to know one another and choosing topics to focus our future meetings on to help me plan guest speakers. If you can’t make it out to the meeting, I will post notes from our meeting on this site and on our facebook group page.

Topics I love to hear from others are allergy friendly products and where to find them in our area, allergy friendly recipes, where you shop for allergy friendly groceries and what products you couldn’t live without, daycare/school, traveling with allergies…I could go on. Check out Categories to Browse for more information on these topics. If you have any suggestions for topics you’d like to hear more from others about, please email me and I will add it.

I’m looking forward to chatting with you!