Become a Food Allergy Advocate
A Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) advocate is someone who stands up for people with food allergies. Many people, including our elected leaders, don’t know a lot about food allergies. We need people to help us fight for:
- Policies for better food allergy accommodations
- Polices for better food ingredient labeling
- Improved epinephrine access
- Access to high quality health care
- A cure
We need help to get the word out about critical issues. We can help raise awareness, increase education, improve diagnosis, and fund research. This can improve the lives of everyone affected by food allergies.
KFA is the food allergy division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
How Do I Advocate for People Living With Food Allergies?
There are a lot of ways to be a food allergy advocate.
- Join KFA’s Advocacy Action Network to become an KFA Advocate
- Text “AAFA” to 313131 to receive Advocacy Action Alerts and updates via text.
- Raise awareness by posting about food allergies on your Facebook page. You can also follow and link to the social media pages of both KFA and AAFA:
- Visit your representative at their district office.
- Write to your local media outlet about food allergies.
- Start a patient, family, or caregiver group in your area.
How Do I Join KFA's Action Network?
When you join KFA’s online community, you can become a part of our KFA’s Advocacy Action Network to advocate for asthma and allergies. The Advocacy Action Network is the basis of our advocacy strategy. It provides information on current law campaigns. It also offers simple ways to contact Congress. Visit the website to:
- Become a KFA advocate.
- Send pre-written letters to your representatives.
- Receive action alerts so you know when Congress is talking about food allergy legislation.
- Learn more about food legislation.
What Is an Advocacy Action Alert?
Advocacy Action Alerts notify advocates about pending federal or state asthma and allergy legislation. When you sign up as an KFA advocate, you will receive email alerts on national or state issues. When you receive an Advocacy Action Alert, you can click a link to learn more about the issue. You can see why it’s important to people living with food allergies. You will also be able to send a pre-written letter to your elected officials. You can add your own story to the letter or send it as is.
Depending on the Advocacy Action Alert, the website may give you the chance to send your letter to your senators, representatives, or other officials. Click on the link, fill out the form, review the letter, and click submit. It’s a simple way to stand up for the food allergy community.
Who Can I Contact About Advocacy?
We need help to get the word out about critical issues. We can help raise awareness, increase education, improve diagnosis and fund research. This can improve the lives of everyone affected by asthma and allergies. Do you have advocacy-related questions or comments? Contact us gro.afaa@ycacovda for help.