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Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 12 - May 18

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We set aside this week during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month to focus on food allergy awareness.

A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing allergic symptoms. Foods that cause allergic reactions are allergens.

More than 20 million American adults and children have food allergies. We commonly hear about children with food allergies. But people can develop a food allergy at any age. Many adults develop food allergies even without a prior history of allergies.

There is no cure for food allergies. The only way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the food you are allergic to. The good news is with the right steps, you can manage your food allergies and live a full life.

Find food allergy awareness information and social media tools on our Kids with Food Allergies website.

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Start:
May 12
End:
May 18
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