In 1998, the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, now FARE, created Food Allergy Awareness Week to educate the public about food allergies, a potentially life-threatening medical condition. While we work to increase awareness and action on behalf of the food allergy community year-round, Food Allergy Awareness Week provides a special opportunity to shine a spotlight on food allergies and anaphylaxis. There are many easy ways you can get involved in raising awareness, educating others and inspiring action.
We have many exciting resources and announcements coming up - stay tuned to this page for updates!
Plan ahead for Food Allergy Awareness Week by thinking about what you can do to raise awareness, educate others and inspire action to support the food allergy community. Whether it's in a school, online, or in your community, we encourage everyone to get involved! Here are three things you can do right now to get involved:
- Check out our new materials for kids! Our Be a PAL: Protect a Life From Food Allergies education program can help teach kids how to be a good friend to children with food allergies and our new activity/coloring sheet helps kids learn about "The Different Ways that People Eat."
- The official 2014 food allergy awareness T-shirts are now available! Order today and have the shirts delivered in time for the occasion.
- Check our state-by-state map to see if your state governor or a local official has make a proclamation declaring that May 11-17, 2014 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. If they haven't, request that they do so by using the template available in our Advocacy Action Center!
- Stay connected with FARE for the latest updates on our exciting events! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms to make sure you get all of the latest news.
2014 Awareness Week Poster is Now Available!
Print this 8.5x11 poster and hang it to help raise awareness about the prevalence of food allergies among children. A premium 11x17 version of the poster is available for purchase in our online store and is designed to be used throughout the year.