Support, Workshops, & Playdates

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Personal Support

Have you or your child been newly diagnosed with a food allergy, or are you struggling with new food allergy-related challenges? Contact me at to set up one-on-one coaching* to help you make a plan to thrive with food allergies! Plans include one-time help, monthly packages, and custom packages. Get help with:

Emergency Plans & Practice
Grocery Shopping, Label Reading, and Recipe Customization
Social and Family Relationship Challenges
Travel with Young Children
Communicating with Daycares and Schools
Financial Management of Food Allergies

*Initial support session of one hour is $40

Workshop Dates

Food Allergy Support & Workshop for Parents
@ Center City Pediatrics
Friday, January 19th at 9:30am CLICK HERE for info & to register
Saturday, March 17 at 9:30 am CLICK HERE for info & to register
@ Ali's Wagon
Thank you for great workshops in June! More to come
@ Nesting House
Thank you for great workshops in June! More to come

Anna Fry Bechtel, MPH, BSN, RN

Anna is a Public Health Nurse with seven years of Nursing experience working with families to improve their health outcomes. As a food allergy parent, she advocates daily for her family in their community and is now working to improve the lives of all food allergy families in the Philadelphia area. In addition, Anna has food industry experience both working in restaurants and owning her own catering business. An experimental chef at home, she enjoys finding delicious solutions to the food allergy needs of her friends and family.

School is starting soon! Having a discussion about school policy, the law, social and emotional support for food allergy students can improve your child's safety at school and school experience.

If you are interested in having Anna speak at your organization or school, please email her at

More Information

Coming soon...a community of support for food allergy families in Philadelphia! See above for the locations of upcoming Workshops and Top8Playdates!

Online Support:

Looking to talk to other food allergy families in the Philadelphia Area? Join the Philadelphia Food Allergy Group on Facebook here. Follow @allergyphilly on Twitter for announcements and to be the first to hear about Workshops & Top8Playdate Events, or follow us on Facebook.


Each workshop will cover a topic of interest to food allergy families. The workshop will begin with introductions and end with time to socialize! Workshops are intended to help food allergy families build their network of support and problem solve shared challenges. See the specific event posting for more details. Please contact me at if you feel your child's allergies would prevent you from attending or if you have any allergy requests you would like to share in advance. It is Allergy-Friendly Philadelphia’s goal to make sure any family who wants to attend can do so as safely as possible.


Want to enjoy a fun day out with your food-allergic child, but not sure what activities might be safe for him? Come discover some of Philadelphia's food allergy friendly spaces and attractions with other food allergy families! Though the focus will be on spaces friendly to the top eight food allergens (dairy, egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, gluten, fish, & shellfish) and sesame, every attempt will be made to make the playdate as allergy-friendly as possible for all who wish to attend.

All activities planned by Allergy Friendly Philadelphia are done so with the safety of food allergy families in mind, however, ultimately you are responsible for deciding if you and your family can safely attend Allergy Friendly Philadelphia events. Always inform Allergy Friendly Philadelphia of your allergies in advance if you have additional concerns, and always carry your emergency medication.