Has your child experienced severe episodes of vomiting after eating infant cereal and/or first foods; or drinking formula? Do you question whether or not a specific food or foods may be contributing to your infant’s worsening symptoms of periodic vomiting, chronic diarrhea, reflux and/or failure to thrive? These symptoms may indicate a need to speak with your child’s doctor about an FPIES evaluation.

Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (F-PIES) is a type of food allergy affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Classic symptoms of FPIES include profuse vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. These symptoms can lead to severe lethargy, change in body temperature and blood pressure. Unlike typical food allergies, symptoms may not be immediate and do not show up on standard allergy tests. Furthermore, a negative allergy evaluation may delay the diagnosis and take the focus off the causative food. Nonetheless, FPIES can present with severe symptoms following ingestion of a food trigger. Learn More….

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   Jan. 17, 2017: Introducing a new way to help The FPIES Foundation with Giving Assistant. Donate up to 30% of your purchase price to FPIES Foundation when you shop at 2,500+ popular online retailers using Giving Assistant! It’s easy. Giving Assistant pays you cash back, and you choose how much of it you’d like to donate to us. Try it now and find great deals like exclusive Dominos coupons, as well as savings at great places like Best Buy (1%) and Target (2%)! 
  Jan.6, 2017: West Virginia families! Our partners at Children’s Medical Nutrition Alliance and Children’s MAGIC U.S. will be conducting advocacy efforts in West Virginia in 2017! You can contact them directly on Facebook or at info@cmnua.org to help them making a difference in your state. 
Jan. 5 2017: Thank you to Melanie Potock & My Munch Bug for helping build FPIES awareness with this wonderfully written article featured on Ages & Stages blog. 
Dec. 31, 2016: Powerful voices! This story submitted by an FPIES family to The Mighty is one of their most-shared stories of the year! 
200px-hon_logo_08 Nov. 28, 2016: The FPIES Foundation has been granted renewal of our HON (Health on the Net) certification. Medical Information you can trust!
teal-mice-ac Nov. 22, 2016: ” My hope for these Awareness Critters is that they bring awareness to families and individuals struggling with Rare and hard issues” Learn the inspiration behind Awareness Critters!  
14947443_1294491177262292_8689101784089687537_n Nov. 21, 2016: AltaVoice (formally Patient Crossroads) shares insights gained through the Patient Insights Network (PIN) from the FPIES Registry.
14563456_10154613261466079_5942540769257987977_n Nov. 14, 2016: Global FPIES Day 2016 Impact: How we made a difference.  It’s been a month since we celebrated Global FPIES Day and we’d like to take a look back at all we shared and accomplished together!