May 11-17th is Food Allergy Awareness Week! For those of us who are Food Allergy parents, it feels like we raise awareness about food allergies everyday, doesn’t it?! But by joining forces with parents, patients, and food allergy organizations from around the world, we can gain attention from key decision-makers and continue to educate our communities.
So, what can you do to raise awareness? Here are a few examples:
- Use this week to sign up for a Food Allergy Walk in your area.
- Speak to faculty/staff/students at your school or a local daycare and educate them about food allergies (See Empowering Elementary Schoolers).
- Share your food allergy story with your local congressman and urge them to support laws that encourage access to emergency epinephrine, emergency medications, food labeling, etc.
Share what you’re doing for Food Allergy Awareness this week with me on Twitter using @shmallergy #FAAwareness. I look forward to hearing from you!