Happy Food Allergy Awareness Week

Today begins Food Allergy Awareness Week!  Some will celebrate their family or friend living with food allergies and pay acknowledgement to the struggles they face each day.  Some will fundraise for their local FARE walk so there will be more funding for education, advocacy, and research.  Some will simply use this opportunity to educate others about food allergies.

For my family, we are celebrating my son and his success at not letting food allergies define him!  He lives every day with a smile and seldom, if ever, complains about his diagnosis.

To kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week, The Food Allergy Mom Team registered for the Houston FARE walk.  Want to support us?  Visit our fundraising page here.

What will you do this Food Allergy Awareness Week?  Need a few ideas? 

  • Register for your local FARE walk
  • Make a donation to support a friend walking for FARE
  • Make a new allergy-friendly recipe for your loved one
  • Write your state representatives to let them know you need their support with food allergy legislation
  • Give your family/friend with food allergies a hug and tell them they are loved

Want to educate others with some fast food allergy facts?  Check out the below statistics and visit FARE for some fantastic resources and tools for food allergy awareness to share with others.

  • 1 in every 13 children has a food allergy. That’s two in every classroom.
  • Every 3 min, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER – that’s more than 200,000 visits per year
  • Eight foods account for the majority of all reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish
  • Food allergies can begin at any age and affect children and adults of all races and ethnicity. Learn more: www.foodallergy.org
  • The number of people with food allergies is growing, increasing 50% among children between 1997-2011

How are you participating in Food Allergy Awareness Week?  Please comment below and on our Facebook and Twitter pages to share.

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