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Food allergy rates are on the rise in the U.S. and beyond. But much is still not understood about this condition and how it impacts the diagnosed person, their family and community. Food allergy, much like asthma, is a condition that requires the cooperation of people around you to help keep you safe from harm.

It is World Allergy Week and this year’s theme is The Global Problem of Food Allergy.

To help us take action on food allergies, we are seeking 1,000 individuals to fill out a survey that may take 15-30 minutes to complete (the length of the survey depends on your answers).

My Life With Food Allergies Research Study

Who: We are looking for people with food allergies ages 13 and older or parents of children with food allergies to participate. Your answers will remain anonymous.

What: Advance food allergy research by addressing quality of life issues and potential food allergy treatment preferences.

When: Please complete the survey by April 17, 2019 (it will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT).

How: Take this online survey (internet access is required).

Why: The results of this study will help us take action in various ways including:

  • Providing updated quality of life information to researchers
  • Identifying additional burdens broken down by demographics
  • Improving our education content
  • Advocating policymakers to improve the care and quality of life for people with food allergies

The potential benefits to you for participating may include:

  • The satisfaction that you have contributed to food allergy research that may benefit society or the food allergy community as a whole
  • You may learn more about food allergy management as you take the survey
  • The first 1,000 participants to complete the survey may opt-in to receive a $5 gift card – your contact information will be captured separately from the survey, so your identity will be not be revealed in the survey data

There are no foreseeable risks to participation.

 Kids With Food Allergies is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is dedicated to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease for people with asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education and research. Our core values include being patient-centric, compassionate, trustworthy and for advocating for the people we serve. This research study will help us with our mission.

As part of our commitment to being patient-centric, we included teens and adults with food allergies, as well as parents of children with food allergies in the development and review of this research survey.

Transparency notice: we received funding from a pharmaceutical company to help us conduct this research study. We retain full, independent control of the development of the research and the ownership of the data. We will provide data summaries to our contributing sponsor and researchers. None of the information we share will include any identifying data of the participants. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Dr. Deidre Washington, AAFA's Research Project Director at

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