Food Allergy Awareness Week - 7 Tweets to Raise Awareness


This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. We hope you will join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the rise in food allergies. One in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Around 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy.

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

  1. A food allergy = body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts against it. Symptoms can be life-threatening. @kfatweets Tweet This
  2. Food allergies among children increased ~50% between 1997 and 2011 and now affect 6 million or #1in13 US children. @kfatweets Tweet This
  3. Antihistamines will not reverse anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. @kfatweets Tweet This
  4. There is no cure for food allergies yet. Some studies have shown promising results. #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek Tweet This
  5. Food allergies are on the rise, but no one knows why. #1in13 US children now has a #foodallergy. @kfatweets #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek Tweet This
  6. Read food labels every time you buy a product, even if you’ve used that product before. @kfatweets #foodallergy Tweet This
  7. Hand sanitizers do not remove food proteins. Use soap and water or wipes instead. #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek #1in13 @kfatweets Tweet This

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