Kids With Food Allergies celebrates Food Allergy Awareness Week every May. This year, it is May 10-16. And each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s a peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, school staff, coaches and others about these diseases.
More than 32 million people in the U.S. have food allergies (about 6 million are children).
Many families are managing their children’s food allergies, along with other related conditions. They have a great impact on caregivers, day care staff, school staff and activity leaders. Yet, food allergies are still widely misunderstood. With rising numbers, the effects will continue to increase.
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.
This is more important now more than ever in light of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus). With many health care providers stressed, the best thing you can do is to keep your asthma and allergies under control to avoid a trip to the emergency department. Both AAFA and MedicAlert want to give you the resources to manage your conditions.
We invite you to use our resources and tools below to spread awareness throughout Food Allergy Awareness Week. Here are just a few ways you can be a part of Food Allergy Awareness Week and National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month:
Watch this site and social media during Food Allergy Awareness Week and our AAFA site throughout May for ways you can participate.