Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It’s peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate about these diseases, as well as those that are non-seasonal related.
This month is close to my heart has my daughter is one of the 15 million Americans affected with food allergies and part of the #1in13 U.S. kids with food allergies.
AAFA has provided a wide range of social media awareness tools to educate family, friends, school and work about food allergies, asthma, and related conditions. Here is a link to those related to food allergies, and those related to asthma and allergies. There are many ways to get involved to raise awareness for food allergies and asthma and allergies.
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If you have a child with food allergies you can take part in the Faces of Food Allergies photo contest. All you have to do is post a photo of your child with food allergies and you could win a Kids With Food Allergies prize package. On the asthma side, you can take part in the Tackle Asthma and Tackle Allergies photo contest, and post a picture showing how you live with asthma or allergies every day.
FARE encourages everyone to participate, take action and make an impact on behalf of those with food allergies. Below is a calendar to guide you to take each day of the month and make a difference with the week of May 14-20 considered Food Allergy Awareness Week.
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This week I’ll be wearing my teal ribbon jewelry and hope to share some new allergy-friendly recipes with you! We’ll also be “painting it teal,” in our home this week and sharing our teal allergy awareness projects with you on my Instagram page.
How will you be spreading awareness this month and week?