Created in 1998 by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, Food Allergy Awareness Week is honored each May to shine a spotlight on the seriousness of food allergies. By increasing awareness, we can encourage respect, promote safety, and improve the quality of life for the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis.
To see the 2019 proclamation recognizing Food Allergy Awareness Week from the office of Governor Kate Brown, click here.
Here’s what we’re doing… Will you join us?
EDUCATE – We are reaching out to our local schools and asking to read a children’s book about food allergies to students in their classrooms or during their library time. Will you ask to read a book at your children’s school or ask the school librarian to read the book to children that week?
Books we recommend can also be found in our lending library. Click here for information on those titles.
SPREAD AWARENESS – You can spread awareness in lots of ways. Here’s an easy idea everyone can do:
- Wear teal (the official color for food allergy awareness) and post a photo on social media stating why you’re wearing it. Use the hashtags #tealtakeover and #foodallergyawarenessweek and don’t forget to tag us!
SHARE – We want to serve more families who manage dietary restrictions and keep growing our community. You can help:
- Tell someone whose children have diet restrictions about Food-Free Fun for Everyone and invite them to our next event.
- Ask your allergist if they will keep a stack of Food-Free Fun for Everyone postcards for their patients to take home. If they say yes, let us know and we’ll provide the materials.