Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), a nonprofit organization formed in 2012, announced that May is the organization’s Food Allergy Action Month. This is an expansion of the Food Allergy Awareness Week campaign the organization created. This year’s Food Allergy Awareness Week is from May 10-16. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies.
In observance of Food Allergy Action Month, FARE is encouraging Americans to recognize food allergy as a serious public health issue and to take action during the month of May. FARE has a number of activities that supporters, such as families, schools and corporations can participate in.
For instance, FARE has a calendar which provides one action individuals can take each day to support the food allergy community, such as learning how to use an EpiPen, watching FARE’s anti-bullying PSA and learning tips on how to prevent and address food allergy bullying. Click here to see the full calendar.
FARE is also pushing the Teal Takeover campaign, which encourages individuals, organizations and schools to paint their community teal, the official food allergy awareness color.
In observance of May Food Allergy Action Month, we will be posting resources and news alerts about food allergies on our website this month. To start, here’s a poster from FARE we are sharing with our readers. You can download and print this poster and post it at your school, office, etc. You can also simply share this post with people you know to help increase awareness of food allergies.
There are more people with food allergies today than there were 10 or 15 years ago. Many individuals have severe food allergies that are life-threatening. Therefore, restaurants, schools and individuals have to know the risks. An allergic reaction is not just a rash or an itch behind the throat. It can be fatal, especially when an individual goes into an anaphylactic shock.
Restaurants have to make sure that a dish for a customer with a peanut allergy is not cross-contaminated with peanuts. A school should have food allergy policies such as no sharing of foods. When parents bring cupcakes to school for their child’s birthday, they need to make sure that the cupcakes do not contain any food allergen kids in the class are allergic to.
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