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Easy Ways to Raise Awareness About Food Allergies

 

Help us raise awareness about food allergies during Food Allergy Awareness Week in May. Around 26 million American adults and 5.6 million children have food allergies.

Anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, causes 30,000 emergency department visits each year. With the right education and treatment, we can help people manage food allergies to reduce medical emergencies.

You can help raise awareness during May using our social tools below. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)

Change Your Profile Picture

Change your profile image to one of our awareness ribbons or add a Facebook Frame or Twibbon to show you support food allergy awareness.


Share Awareness Images

Share facts about food allergies with our awareness images. To share, click an image below. Then click one of the social sharing buttons to post the image on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Reddit.

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Ready-to-Tweet Food Allergy Facts

Here are some quick awareness messages and food allergy facts you can tweet to spread awareness for #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek:

  1. A food allergy is when the body's immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts against it. Symptoms can be life-threatening. https://ctt.ec/zTa9b+ #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek via @kfatweets Tweet This

  2. Over-the-counter allergy medicine (antihistamines) will not stop anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. https://ctt.ec/JxecU+ via @kfatweets Tweet This

  3. Hand sanitizers do not remove food proteins. Use soap and water or wipes to clean hands and surfaces. https://ctt.ec/Hbl2E+ via @kfatweets Tweet This

  4. Managing food allergies means you have to carefully read all labels, every time, even on non-food items. Ingredients can and do change. https://ctt.ec/cLQEW+ via @kfatweets Tweet This

  5. The FDA requires the top 8 allergens - milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, crustacean shellfish and fish - in the US to be declared by common name on food labels. https://ctt.ec/HeucR+ via @kfatweets Tweet This

  6. Read food labels every time you buy a product, even if you've used that product before. Ingredients can and do change: https://ctt.ec/txp6h+ #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek via @kfatweets Tweet This

Follow us as we share resources and information all month long to raise awareness to improve the lives of families managing food allergies:

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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A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
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