Food Allergy Awareness Week Starts

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2023 DateMay 14, 2023
Food Allergy Awareness Week Starts

Food Allergy Awareness Week History

Food Allergy Awareness week is a weeklong informative campaign used to bring awareness to different types of food allergies and misconceptions. The campaign was created in 1998 by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education), It is estimated that over 32 million Americans are living with potentially life-threatening food allergies.

Food Allergy Awareness Week Facts

  • There are about seven different types of allergies. The most common type of allergen is Shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts.
  • According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million people in the U.S. experience various types of allergies each year.
  • Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States.

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