May 2020 Food Allergy Awareness Events
Connect with Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) in May. Food Allergy Awareness activities will look different this year without in-person events. KFA participates in the following virtual events to educate the public with the best asthma and allergy information available. You are not alone in your family’s journey with food allergies – whether you are newly diagnosed with a young child or raising a preteen. Share our awareness messages or come to an event! Be sure to follow us for Food Allergy Awareness on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube!
- May 1- 31: Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month- Asthma and allergic diseases impact over 60 million people in the U.S. This year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up to raise awareness about asthma and anaphylaxis. The goal of this partnership is to help you manage your conditions and prevent life-threatening medical emergencies.
- May 4: National FPIES Awareness Day – We honor those with food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome.
- May 5: World Asthma Day
- May 5, 4 pm ET: Special book reading from AAFA’s youngest ambassador, Javan Allison. He’s reading his book, The Adventures of Javan and the 3 A’s #AsthmaSucks, live on Instagram and Facebook. Javan became an asthma advocate and AAFA ambassador when he nearly lost his life to asthma two years ago.
- May 10-16: Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) – Nearly 6 million children and over 26 million adults in the U.S. have food allergies.
- May 11, noon ET: #foodallergy101 Twitter Chat co-hosted by @kfatweets and @AAAAI_org
- May 16, 11 am ET: Kyle Dine "At Home, Too!" Zoom Family Concert - Join AAFA's New England Chapter as Kyle Dine performs songs that empower, support and educate children with food allergies. Kyle Dine is an internationally known singer/songwriter and a food allergic individual who has turned his diagnosis into positive impacts for the food allergy community. Register at asthmaandallergies.org
- May 17-23: National Eosinophil Awareness Week – Learn more about eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
- May 21, noon ET: #asthmahealth Twitter Chat co-hosted by @AAFANational and @AAAAI_org
- May 30, 11 am ET: “No Biggie Bunch” Virtual Storytime - Presented by Heather Mehra, co-author of the "No Biggie Bunch" book series for pre-school and early elementary audiences. Heather Mehra is the mother of three "No Biggie Bunch" inspirations. She and co-creator, Kerry McManama, wrote these stories to act as springboards for food allergy conversations among children, parents, teachers, friends and family members. Heather will be joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, Director of Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Food Allergy Center. Presented by AAFA's New England Chapter. Register at asthmaandallergies.org