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Ask Congress to Support People With Food Allergies and Asthma


Advocating for children with food allergies and asthma is a great way to spread awareness during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. We invite you to help us take action on Advocacy Action Day!

When creating policies, Congress needs to consider what families managing food allergies and asthma need to live full, healthy lives. Around 5.6 million children and 26 million adults in the U.S. have food allergies. About 25 million people have asthma. And because these are related conditions, many children may have both.

These numbers show us how many people in the U.S. are managing food allergies and asthma. But they don’t show the impact these diseases have on families, their quality of life, and their communities.

We need more than just health care policies. We need Congress to consider the health of children with food allergies and asthma in all policies. They need the following to live healthy and full lives:

  • Safe food
  • Affordable, accessible, quality health care
  • Clean air
  • Healthy homes
  • Financial stability
  • Education

Let Congress know about the impact of food allergies and asthma and how the policies they create can make a difference. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and our food allergy division, Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), have a simple way to help you contact your representatives.

Using our tool below, you can add your personal story, send a tweet, and even record a short video message.

Sign up to receive AAFA’s Advocacy Action Alerts!

Would you like to help us advocate on future issues that affect people with food allergies and asthma? We have two ways you can sign up to receive Advocacy Action Alerts.

  • Text “AAFA” to 313131 to receive Advocacy Action Alerts and updates via text.

  • Join our online community. Not only will you receive Advocacy Action Alerts, but you’ll also be able to talk with other people managing food allergies and asthma on our support forums. You’ll also get alerts about other news about managing your conditions, research, and news.

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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