Ah. The middle of May. The sun is shining, the students are swimming (in work left to do before their final exams). But there’s one thing that makes the middle of May great no matter what you’re procrastinating on in school, and that’s Food Allergy Awareness Week! This week is all about learning more about the causes and implications food allergies have on the lives of 15 million Americans every day, and how you can help them out. The initiative started in 1998, and has grown immensely over the past twenty years. This year, Food Allergy Awareness Week is being celebrated from May 13-19. FARE has made resources and activities for us to use to raise awareness not only during this week but also throughout the whole month of May and put these activities in a cute little action calendar.
FARE’s suggestions for this week on the “Action Calendar” are:
Monday: Know the Facts- help to dispel common food allergy myths
Tuesday: Donate $15 to FARE for the 15 million Americans with food allergies
Wednesday: Be a PAL- teach other how to be a good friend to those with allergies (I have some suggestions on how to do this, you know…)
Thursday: #TealTakeover- wear teal to support food allergies
Friday: Anaphylaxis Awareness Day- learn how to use epinephrine auto-injectors
Saturday: Watch FARE’s Food for Thought videos
I hope you all have a wonderful Food Allergy Awareness Week and have the opportunity to learn something new each day! Comment below about what you’ve learned or how you’ve spread the word.