May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in educating others about the prevalence and seriousness of food allergies and anaphylaxis and related allergic diseases:
1) Take and share our "How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You?" Quiz. It is a quick way to find out how much you know about food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergic diseases. You'll be entered to win a $100 gift card and earn bonus entries if your friends take the quiz as well.
2) Participate in KFA's annual Faces of Food Allergies photo-sharing event. We had 1,000 photos shared last year. Can we top that this year? Add your child's photo and you'll be entered to win one of four gift packs valued at $150.
3) Offer inspiration, support, understanding and hope by sending invitations to join KFA's community.
4) Sign up to receive free printed newsletters from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
5) Sign up for KFA's bimonthly e-newsletters. Receive news, recipes, food ideas and upcoming webinar and event announcements.
6) Become an AAFA and KFA Advocate by joining our Advocacy Network.
7) "Like" KFA on Facebook!
8) Tag yourself on KFA's Facebook timeline cover.
9) Save and upload KFA's Facebook cover to your own timeline.
10) Use KFA's "proud supporter" image as your profile picture on your social networks.
11) Share food allergy facts posted on KFA's blog and Facebook page May 11-17.
12) Watch an archived webinar from KFA and share the video with your teachers, caregivers, family and friends.
13) Honor your child by making a donation to KFA to support our efforts to improve the daily lives of families managing food allergies and help them create a safe and healthy future for their children.
14) Create a disaster preparedness plan for your family and send shelf-stable allergy-friendly foods to your child's school or caregivers to be stored in their emergency kits.
15) Share the handout, "Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know" with families and caregivers.
About AAFA and KFA
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. KFA educates families on practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions. AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters and support groups. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures.