If you do not live with the daily responsibility of managing food allergies, Food Allergy Awareness Week may not seem like a big deal. It is for the food allergy community because it provides a special opportunity to highlight facts to the public with the hope of educating and increasing empathy for a subject that many know little about until it becomes a part of their personal lives.
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Food Allergy Awareness Week's 20th Anniversary is next week, May 14-20, 2017. This is the perfect time to share food allergy facts with friends and family on social media, print handouts for teachers and administrators at school, and raise awareness at your community center or place of worship. It is also a great time to celebrate YOU - the young adult managing food allergies at college, the parent or teacher of an allergic child, the grandparent caring for an allergic grandbaby. Food allergies may be challenging at times, but you are doing a great job managing them and living a full life! Go ahead, take a moment to pat yourself on the back!
Food for Thought is the blog for the Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth. FAAM's mission is to provide food allergy support, education, advocacy, fellowship & fun for Memphis, TN and surrounding areas.
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