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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Awareness Week May 12-18. All through May, our focus is on raising awareness about how food allergies are more than just a physical condition and they impact every aspect of life.

Help us raise awareness about food allergies by changing your social media profile pictures and tweet food allergy facts.

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

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. #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek via @kfatweets Tweet This
  2. Nearly 6 million children and more than 26 million adults in the US have food allergies. Food allergies impact every aspect of life, but it doesn't have to define you. You are #morethafoodallergies via @kfatweets Tweet This
  3. Over-the-counter allergy medicine (antihistamines) will not stop anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. via @kfatweets Tweet This
  4. Hand sanitizers do not remove food proteins. Use soap and water or wipes to clean hands and surfaces. #morthanfoodallergies via @kfatweets Tweet This
  5. Managing food allergies means you have to carefully read all labels, every time, even on non-food items. Ingredients can and do change. #morethanfoodallergies via @kfatweets Tweet This
  6. 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. via @kfatweets Tweet This

Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 12-18, 2018. Follow us as we share resources and information all through May to raise awareness to improve care for families managing food allergies:

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