About FAAN

Founded in 1991, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the world leader in information about food allergy, a potentially fatal condition that afflicts as many as 15 million Americans, including approximately 6 million children, and is rapidly increasing in prevalence.

A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN has 30,000 members in the U.S., Canada, and 58 other countries. It is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to educating people about the condition, to advocating on behalf of all those affected by it, and to advancing research into its causes, prevalence, cure, and prevention.

FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials.

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
11781 Lee Jackson Hwy, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22033
(800) 929-4040

Medical and Scientific Accuracy

All of the information on our website is checked for scientific accuracy by members of our 14-member Medical Advisory Board, comprised of leaders in food allergy research. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between patients and their existing physicians.

The material on this website was written to provide a guideline for care. The authors and the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network disclaim any responsibility for any adverse effects resulting from the information presented on this website. The information on this website is not designed to take the place of a doctor's instructions. Patients are urged to contact a doctor for specific information regarding guidelines for care. The inclusion of brand name medications or medical devices does not imply endorsement by The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

Privacy Policy

We collect no personal information from children under the age of 13 without their parent’s consent. To this end, the only information we collect on this website is a parent’s email address for further communication. We do not give or sell the email addresses to any third party. We store the e-mail addresses only for communication regarding children and food allergies (advice, stories, etc.). No cookies are used on this website.