Food Allergy Awareness Week is Finally Here!


Posted 5.10.11 | Sarah O'Brien

Food Allergy Awareness WeekFood Allergy Awareness Week is Finally Here!

Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) May 8-14, has finally arrived and we wanted to remind you about all the ways you can get involved and educate others about the serious nature of food allergies. 

Here are some easy ways that you can celebrate and help raise awareness:

At School

As we all know schools and food allergies are major hot topics and this week is the perfect time to volunteer to give a presentation about food allergies to your child's class or school.  The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has some great presentations for elementary schools, teenagers and even corporate environments that you can download.

In Your Community

As we've mentioned before one idea to spread the word and raise money for allergies is to host an allergy-friendly bake sale!  Another idea is to create or print flyers about food allergies and hand them out at your local grocery store or mall food court.  Also, if you aren't already a part of a local advocacy organization, join one!  They are likely to be hosting their own events this week so it's a great opportunity to get involved.  But, if there isn't an organization in your town, now is the perfect time to start one!

Online

If you're on Facebook or Twitter be sure to post about FAAW.  Or, if there are any events in your area you plan to attend be sure to invite friends.  Also, don't forget to follow Neocate on Facebook and Twitter, where you will find more information about food allergies.

What are you doing to celebrate FAAW this year?  We'd love to hear about your plans!

- Sarah

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