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Monday, May 14, 2018

Get Involved in Food Allergy Awareness Week

According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), food allergies affect as many as 15 million Americans. And, it is estimated, that one in every thirteen children has a food allergy. Reactions to food allergies can range from hives or an itchy throat to life-threatening anaphylaxis. That is why it is important to understand what food allergies are and how we can all help to make our communities safe spaces for those diagnosed with them.

Today marks the start of Food Allergy Awareness Week. This week, organizations like FARE, as well as schools, medical centers, and local groups will hold events and publish materials to educate the public about food allergies.

Keep reading to learn more FARE and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, two highly-rated organizations working to raise awareness of and combat food allergies, as well as ways to get involved in Food Allergy Awareness Week.

Show your support for Food Allergy Awareness Week by using #TealTakeover to update your social profiles and share information and articles about food allergy awareness.

You can find great educational resources and materials through FARE and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to share with your friends and family and your community.

Another great way to participate in Food Allergy Awareness Week is by supporting one of these highly-rated organizations with a donation. Both charities work diligently in May and throughout the year to raise awareness of food allergies, educate the public on how to create safe spaces for those diagnosed with them, and work to find a cure for them. 

Finding a cure for food allergies

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States - or roughly two in every classroom. FARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies. AAFA provides practical information, community-based services, and support through a network of regional chapters, educations support groups and other local partners. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures. The AAFA has a national network of nine regional chapters that provide a variety of services, educational programs, and support.

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