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15 Easy Ways to Make a Difference and Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May 8-14, 2016 is Food Allergy Awareness Week! We know that the realities of living with food allergies are 24/7, year-round. This time of year always presents a special opportunity to educate others. Here are 15 ways to raise awareness and teach others about living with food allergies.
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Food Allergy Awareness Week - 7 Tweets to Raise Awareness

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This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. We hope you will join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the rise in food allergies . One in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Around 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy. Here are some quick awareness messages and food allergy facts you can Tweet to spread awareness for #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek: A food allergy = body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts against it. Symptoms can be...
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our third winner Krissy and her son Christian ! Christian asked his teacher to wear a teal ribbon this week for Food Allergy Awareness. She has worn it everyday and it makes him feel so special. Christian wanted to make her feel special too, so he got her a gift and wrote her a card. He even wanted the gift wrapped with teal ribbon. "Mrs. Newman, Thank you for supporting me. Having a food allergy is scary, but you make it better" - Christian
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Re: 15 Easy Ways to Make a Difference and Raise Food Allergy Awareness

um Ahmad ·
Please get the Middle East region involved ! I am a Jordanian seeking support to accompany me on my food allergy awareness journey !
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Re: 15 Easy Ways to Make a Difference and Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Jen ·
Hi Dana, Do you belong to a support group or work with others who are looking to spread food allergy awareness in the Middle East?
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Re: 15 Easy Ways to Make a Difference and Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Jen ·
@um Ahmad Have you found any local support?
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Re: 15 Easy Ways to Make a Difference and Raise Food Allergy Awareness

um Ahmad ·
hi! I actually got certified as a food allergy coach and have started a community awareness support group on social media and I am already implementing awareness sessions at schools (which I believe is the perfect place to start). there are no epi pens in Jordan! I am also trying to find a way to bring them in .. any kind of support is welcomed and appreciated together we are stronger !!
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Re: 15 Easy Ways to Make a Difference and Raise Food Allergy Awareness

um Ahmad ·
thank you yes! I have started my own )
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K8sMom2002 ·
That IS the perfect place to start! What food allergies does your family manage?
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Food Allergy Awareness: Outgrowing Food Allergies

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Did you know?Most children eventually outgrow milk, egg, soy, and wheat allergy. Fewer children outgrow peanut and tree nut allergy. Outgrowing a childhood allergy may occur as late as the teenage years. Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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Modern Family Star, Julie Bowen, Talks About Anaphylaxis

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Family Circle shares a Q&A with actress Julie Bowen who recently has been spreading awareness about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction. Julie Bowen's son is allergic to peanuts, walnuts and bees, and has partnered with Mylan Specialty to raise awareness through the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative. "As my son gets older, I cant be with him all the time, protecting him. So, I need to know that when I cant be with him, the people...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Before Leaving Emergency Care

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Did you know? Before leaving emergency medical care, your healthcare professional should provide the following:An epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for two doses and training on how to use the auto-injector A follow-up appointment or...
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10 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

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As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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#1in13 US Children Has a Food Allergy - Including Mine

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Kids with food allergies need to be careful about what they eat and touch. Foods that seem “safe” can have hidden allergens and cause a reaction. With careful planning, a parent can make sure their child has safe food to eat. They also...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Anaphylaxis

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Did you know?Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, can occur as:A single reaction that occurs immediately after exposure to the allergenic food and gets better with or without treatment within the first minutes to hours. Symptoms do not recur...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Avoidance is Safest

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Did you know? Not eating the allergenic food is currently the safest way to manage food allergy and prevent symptoms. Your healthcare professional should work with you to decide whether certain related foods also should be avoided. Source: NIH...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

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Did you know? The U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 requires food labels (on foods regulated by the FDA) to list which of the eight major food allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and crustacean...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Cooked vs Raw Foods

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Did you know? Most food allergens cause reactions even after they have been cooked or digested. Some allergens, most often from fruits and vegetables, cause allergic reactions only when eaten raw. Food oils, such as soy, corn, peanut, and sesame, may...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Disease Statistics

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Did you know? Food allergy affects 5% of children under the age of 5 and 4% of children aged 5 to 17 years and adults in the United States. Prevalence rates in the United States: • Peanut: 0.6% • Tree nuts: 0.4–0.5% •...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Common Related Diseases/Conditions

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Did you know? If someone has food allergy, he or she is more likely to have asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), or exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in...
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Food Allergy Awareness: About Epinephrine

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Did you know? Epinephrine should be given immediately to treat anaphylaxis. Delays in giving epinephrine to patients can result in rapid decline and death within 30 to 60 minutes. Epinephrine acts immediately, but it may be necessary to give repeat...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Asthma

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Did you know? Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Asthma:  Asthma and food allergy often coexist in children and adults. Food allergy is associated with severe asthma.  Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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Food Allergy Awareness: 50-90% of Presumed Food Allergies Are Not Allergies

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Did you know? Confirmation of food allergy diagnosis is important.  Parent and patient reports of food allergy must be confirmed by a workup from a healthcare professional because multiple studies show that 50-90% of presumed food allergies are...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Eczema

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Did you know?  Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Eczema:  Eczema and food allergy can occur together. When tolerance develops to a food, the reintroduction of that food in the diet will not result in recurrence or worsening...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy Symptoms Can Be Life-Threatening

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What is a food allergy? A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Foods that cause allergic reactions are allergens. Find out more on our...
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Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

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When Michelle O’Riordan’s daughter Ciara, a fifth-grade student at Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, Georgia, asked her school principal to meet with her to discuss food allergy issues and the need for more awareness, she had...
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Why Food Allergy Awareness Is Important and 3 Things You Can Do to Spread It

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Kids With Food Allergies introduces you to Tiffany Rogers of  Allergy Cookie , where she shares top-8 free cookie ideas and thoughts about parenting with food allergies. She is the mom of a child with multiple severe food allergies, wife of a...
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Re: Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

LSK ·
Thank you! I love all these great ideas!
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Re: Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Elmochicka ·
this was alot of help for me i will be speaking with my daughters school tomorrow
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Kathy P ·
Glad it was helpful and good luck tomorrow!
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

lucie ·
that makles me mad because i will travel to Miami from Montreal this summer and we buy our food and will not know about the may contain... plus my son has allergies to sesame.. and it is not labeled if I read this carefully. In Canada, sesame is always labeled....
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

normalmommy ·
Campbells and Gerber do not list food allergens that are in the 8 major allergens category. How is this legal?
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

Lynda ·
Are you referring to products that "may contain" traces of the top 8 food allergens due to shared equipment issues? The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) that went into effect in 2006 does not require manufacturers to list common allergenic ingredients resulting from shared equipment and cross contamination issues. It still remains the responsibility of consumers to read labels carefully and call manufacturers to be sure that each food is safe for their unique...
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AMommy2TwoBoys ·
This is why I love General Mills and some other companies that tell me they always label for may contains.
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Ways to Share What It Is Like to Live With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For children with food allergies, and everyone who cares for them, food allergy awareness is every day, all day long. It affects every aspect of our lives. Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 8 - 14, 2016. This week is dedicated to spreading awareness to help others understand what it is like to manage food allergies. Share our video about what we want others to understand about living with food allergies. Share our collection of 22 Things We Want You to Understand . More Awareness Images To...
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Outgrowing Food Allergies

josephine ·
Don't mean to be a downer but I am 48 years old and since the age of 4 years old have been waiting to outgrow my milk allergy. Milk makes my sneezy and conjested but not Ana., contact etc. I can have traces of milk and items that are made on shared equipment without too much problems. Stanford told us they don't think Christian will ever outgrow his cause it's so bad. The point that I'm trying to make is live your life happy. Know how to manage your allergies, hope for the best and if you...
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Asthma

nlar4 ·
That is for sure. I know because I have bad asthma! I didn't realize it was related to food allergies, though. Very interesting!
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