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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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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Re: Show Us Your #FacesOfFoodAllergies to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

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

K8sMom2002 ·
That IS the perfect place to start! What food allergies does your family manage?
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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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Re: Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Kathy P ·
Glad it was helpful and good luck tomorrow!
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Re: Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

Abigail's Mommy ·
Miss America has an America's Choice vote, and you can vote every day for Miss Delaware. If she wins, she can help shine the spotlight on food allergy awareness. It's very easy to vote. All you have to do is click on the link, select Miss Delaware and vote. No registration is required, and you can vote every day. America's Choice 2017
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Re: Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

kandicejo ·
It appears to be requiring a FB login to vote
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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: Ways to Share What It Is Like to Live With Food Allergies

Katie D ·
Love these images and Things We Want You to Know About Food Allergies video is spot on!
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Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...
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Modern Family Star, Julie Bowen, Talks About Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Tackles Epidemic to Educate Public

Kids With Food Allergies ·
LANDOVER, Md. May 2, 2017 - For over 30 years, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) proclaims the month of May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. In the U.S., asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies or food allergies affect over 60 million people.
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Food Allergy Awareness: Outgrowing Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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Middleschooler Invents Game to Teach Other Students About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During Food Allergy Awareness Week, there are many ways to educate others about food allergies and what it’s like to live with them. We offer several tools and ideas to help you get involved. But we also encourage you to be creative and spread awareness in your own way. As part of this year’s focus, More Than Food Allergies, we want to highlight Dana Kagan. She has used her food allergies as inspiration to help other children better understand food allergies.
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Food Allergy Awareness: About Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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: Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During Food Allergy Awareness Week, KFA will be sharing food allergy facts on our blog as well as on our Facebook page . Help us spread awareness and food allergy education! (Use the social media share buttons to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Blogger, email, etc.) To add a clip to our Faces of Food Allergies food allergy awareness event, you must be logged in and then click "UPLOAD CLIP" on the upper right column of this page.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Privacy tips for members who would like to add photos: Keep in mind that media (photos, videos, etc) added to our CLIPS area and posts on those CLIPS are open to the public to see. In the menu bar above that starts with "Home Community Forums"... you will find "Manage" (when you are logged in). Click Manage and then select Your Personal Settings to update the following: Keep My Online Status Private Don't Display My Birthday (Note: year is never shown) Prevent New Dialogs From Being Sent To...
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Jen2 ·
I made a daughter showing my daughter before, during, and after a reaction to share with family & friends on FB (to help them 'get it'). Would it be appropriate to upload it here, or is this mainly for pictures focusing on children when they are well PS. It wasn't a veryserious reaction, but provides a good visual of a reaction
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Jen2 ·
*made a 'collage' I meant to say!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Lynda ·
Is it a series of photos? We could create an album for you (called a clip set) where you could upload it if you'd like to do that. For this FAAW event, I'd suggest you post something to show your daughter is able to enjoy life regardless of her food allergies!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Jen2 ·
Thanks, I'll do that. Regarding the collage, it's just one photo, with about 6 photos edited onto it, along with captions saying what's happening in each shot, so where/how can I upload that one? Thanks again, Jen
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Lynda ·
Jen - I am thinking maybe I'll start a photo album (clip gallery) for allergic reactions in case other parents want to post pictures there as well. Thank you for participating in our photo sharing campaign!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Lynda ·
Jen - here is a link to an empty photo album for allergic reactions . Yours will be the first!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Jen2 ·
Oh that's great, thanks! Will upload the pic shortly. As I said, the initial reason I made up the pic was to show family & friends that her allergy is real, and that I'm not just being mean or overprotective when I don't allow her to have certain foods. I don't even think my husband believed me until he witnessed it for himself. Also, when I was new to the allergy game (still relatively new as my daughter is only 2 and a bit), I searched everywhere for images of allergic reactions...
 
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