Help your kids learn about food allergies and asthma in a way they can easily understand. “Ally & Andy’s Awesome Asthma and Allergy Activities” book (available in English and Arabic) is a fun way for your child to learn about the basics of food allergies and asthma in a story format, with coloring pages, puzzles, and other activities. Your child can do the activities on their own, or you can do them together.
About 5.6 million children in the U.S. have food allergies.1 And children with food allergies are two to four times more likely to have asthma or other allergic disease.2 About 5.1 million children have asthma.3 It is the leading chronic disease in children.4
We created this book so children can know they aren’t alone. It shows them they can live a full, active life with food allergies and asthma. We offer this resource so children can learn more about the diseases that affect them.
You can download the book in PDF form for free. You can also share it with friends, family, and teachers to help raise awareness.
Updated May 2021
1. Gupta, R. S., Warren, C. M., Smith, B. M., Blumenstock, J. A., Jiang, J., Davis, M. M., & Nadeau, K. C. (2018). The Public Health Impact of Parent-Reported Childhood Food Allergies in the United States. Pediatrics, 142(6). https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-1235
2. Branum, A., & Lukacs, S. (2019). Food Allergy Among U.S. Children: Trends in Prevalence and Hospitalizations. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; National Center for Health Statistics. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db10.htm
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). 2019 National Health Interview Survey data. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Retrieved from: https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/nhis/2019/data.htm
4. Ferrante, G., & La Grutta, S. (2018). The Burden of Pediatric Asthma. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2018.00186