Many foods in addition to peanuts can cause a serious allergic reaction. When people come into contact with the foods to which they are allergic, they can develop symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Sometimes, these reactions can be severe and life-threatening. There is not yet a cure for food allergies.
Food allergies are on the rise, and no one knows why. Around 15 million people in the United States have a food allergy. The percentage of children with a food allergy has increased by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. One in 13 children in the U.S. now has a food allergy.
Keeping people with food allergies safe requires the cooperation of family, friends, food companies, schools and more.
What is #TurnItTeal?
We're partnering with TurnItTeal.org to raise food allergy awareness nationwide. Teal is the official awareness color for food allergies. We want to light up buildings, landmarks and popular attractions in the color teal during Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-20, 2017.
Join fellow supporters at a lighting near you:
As locations are confirmed, they will be added to the list of TurnItTeal Lightings. Mark your calendar and invite your family and friends.