May is National Food Allergy Awareness Month

“React with Respect”

A food allergy reaction sends someone to the ER every 3 minutes. Your friends, family and coworkers can experience severe reactions to every day foods like eggs, milk, shellfish or nuts. Symptoms can include trouble breathing and low blood pressure; the most severe reactions can result in death.

We’ve seen food allergies mocked or made light of in the media and in real life. The goal of Food Allergy Awareness Week is to help inform the public about the serious consequences of food allergy reactions, as well as how to identify symptoms and respond in case of an emergency.

As FARE continues to advance research toward future treatments for food allergies, this awareness campaign is critical to supporting the ability of individuals with food allergies to live safe, productive lives with the respect of others.

We encourage you to “react with respect” the next time someone tells you about their food allergies or the allergies of someone they love. Please take a few minutes to learn the facts about food allergies and anaphylaxis, and then help bring understanding and education to others.

What Can You Do to Help?  First, pledge to react with respect to food allergies. Then consider ways you can help educate in a school, online, or in your community. See this website for more info:

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