Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 11-17, 2008.
Teach your child to be a PAL…Protect A Life from food allergies!
No one knows exactly why, but more and more kids are becoming allergic to certain foods. Especially peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. Sometimes, if they eat even a tiny amount of the food they’re allergic to, they can become very ill ... even die! That’s why kids who have food allergies need all of us to help keep them safe. Here are some of the ways YOU can be a PAL to friends who have food allergies:
· Never take food allergies lightly.
· Don’t share food with friends who have food allergies.
· Wash hands after eating.
· Ask what your friends are allergic to and help them avoid it.
· If a friend who has food allergies becomes ill, get help immediately!
For more information about food allergies, please visit The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network website at www.foodallergy.org.