One in 13 children has a food allergy. As part of Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 14-20, we are hosting a photo contest. Post a photo of your child with food allergies and you could win a Kids With Food Allergies prize package.
We want to work together to improve knowledge and understanding of food allergies. We hope raising awareness will help reduce bullying of children with food allergies. Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life and distress in children and their parents. About 35 percent of children older than 5 with food allergies1 say they have been bullied because of their allergies.
Oftentimes, kids are bullied when they are perceived as different from their peers. Living with food allergies differentiates children from the ‘norm’ and immediately puts kids at risk for being bullied. Please help us raise awareness and understanding of food allergies - that kids with food allergies are no different from other kids.
Share your photo capturing your child living life without letting their food allergies hold them back. (For safety reasons, we recommend that you do not post your child's full name with their photo.)
How Can I Participate?
- Snap a photo of your child with food allergies.
- Upload your photo between May 14-20 to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or our community photo page.
Post the photo to Kids With Food Allergies (@kidswithfoodallergies). Make sure your photo privacy is set to public*.
Tweet your photo, tag @kfatweets.
Post your photo, tag @KidsWithFoodAllergies. Make sure your account privacy is set to public*.
Upload your photo to one of our community photo albums. You will need to join or login to our community to add your photo to our #FacesOfFoodAllergies photo album. You will need to verify your email address after you join and before you can post. Click the “Post” button and select “File.” On mobile, click the menu (three bars) icon on the top left.
- Include a description of your photo. Tell us about your child and how you manage their food allergies.
- Include the hastags #FacesOfFoodAllergies #contest for your photo to be counted.
- Visit our photo stream on FacesOfFoodAllergies.org to see your photo along with others who manage asthma and allergies everyday. Winners will be announced on the photo stream and on our blog.
*Important: Make sure your social media account or photo posts are public during the contest. If they aren’t, we might not see your photo. If you don’t want to do that, you can always post your photo on our community photo pages.
We will select 5 winners during Food Allergy Awareness Week from all eligible photo entries. Winners will receive a Kids With Food Allergies prize package (approximate retail value - $140.50). Members outside of the United States may share their photos, but are not eligible to win. Up to 5 entries are permitted, however there is limit of one prize per person. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, US residents, 18+. Promotion begins 5/14/17 ends 5/20/17. Click here for official rules. KFA thanks kaléo for sponsoring the 2017 #FacesOfFoodAllergies Photo Contest.
 Bullying among pediatric patients with food allergy. Lieberman, Jay A. et al. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology , Volume 105 , Issue 4 , 282 – 286 (Retrieved April 25, 2017)