May 8-14, 2022, is Food Allergy Awareness Week. This time each year, the food allergy community comes together to raise awareness. This year, we’re working to help people with food allergies increase their confidence in using epinephrine auto-injectors.
Food Allergy Awareness Week starts on Mother’s Day. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) recognizes the diligence that goes into managing food allergies. Label reading, cooking safe foods, doctor’s appointments, and working with schools on care plans are just some of the many things you do. Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate all the moms and caregivers who do so much to help keep our children safe and included!
Food allergies can have social, emotional, and financial impacts on families. Greater awareness drives better care, better laws, and more research to help improve the quality of life of families managing food allergies. We hope you’ll join us during Food Allergy Awareness Week to share food allergy facts, as well as your personal experiences so we can improve knowledge and understanding of food allergies. Food allergy education saves lives.
Here are two ways you can support KFA and families who manage food allergies during Food Allergy Awareness Week:
- Donate to KFA – Your gift helps us save lives and reduce the burden of food allergies through support, advocacy, education, and research.
- Share our food allergy facts and education – Use the power of social media to spread food allergy facts. Share our awareness images throughout the month to help people gain a better understanding of food allergies.
A few examples include:
You can also participate in these events:
- May 8-14: Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) – Help up spread awareness all month long:
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and Pinterest
- Download our food allergy fact sheet (PDF).
- Share our images and videos on social media. Update your profile picture or cover image and share awareness messages.
- Share our newly diagnosed resources with a friend whose child was just diagnosed with a food allergy.
- May 10, 8 p.m. ET: Join our #AllergyCare Twitter chat to gain more confidence on when and how to use asthma and allergy medicines, including injections. Follow @AAFANational and @KFATweets.
- May 12: Improve your confidence to know when and how to use epinephrine. Watch the training video for your/your child’s epinephrine device and practice injecting using a training device.
- May 16-22: National Eosinophil Awareness Week – Learn more about eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
- May 16: Advocacy Day – Ask your elected officials to support the Elijah E. Cummings Family Asthma Act and the Medical Nutrition Equity Act to help improve the lives of people with asthma and food allergies.