Food Allergy Parents’ Advisory Group
What is an Allergy?
Allergy is when your body reacts to something that is normally harmless like pollen, dust or foods such as egg, milk or nuts. The symptoms can be mild, but for some people they can be very serious.
Allergic conditions are becoming increasingly common worldwide and numbers of children with food allergy, allergic rhinitis and asthma have grown in recent years.
Almost any food can cause an allergic reaction. Egg and milk allergies are particularly common in young children and the most common cause for life-threatening reactions in babies and toddlers.
Why is Allergy research important?
Although most children will grow out of these allergies before they reach school age it can be a significant source of worry and anxiety for parents and caregivers, as well as uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous symptoms for children.
To prevent milk and egg allergies from becoming a life-long condition, significant developments have been made in the past decade. Our research looks at new and innovative strategies to help children overcome their milk or egg allergy in a safe and effective manner.
Who can join our Food Allergy PAG?
If you’re a parent or guardian who has experience caring for a child with food allergies, particularly egg and/or milk allergy, we invite you to join the Parent Advisory Group (PAG).
This group aims to represent the voices of parents who have firsthand knowledge and experience as caregivers and users of services for children with egg or milk allergy. By being part of the Food allergy-PAG, you can make a valuable contribution to research in areas that directly relate to your own experiences. Your input is not limited to determining which research studies are conducted; you can also provide advice on every step of the research process, from initial ideas to sharing the final results and beyond.
Your perspective is highly valued and will help ensure that the research is meaningful and relevant to families like yours.
Interested to find out more? Email us today!