Food Allergy, Celiac & Asthma Awareness Month Tool Kit 2018

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Published: May 14, 2018

May is Awareness Month for the trio of food allergy, celiac disease and asthma. We encourage you to educate others about these important and often misunderstood diseases. Following are articles, posters and resources to assist your advocating efforts.

Food Allergy Awareness Posters

Essential Info: Six That Save Lives
Managing: Talking Food Allergies: Snappy Comebacks
A Kid’s Viewpoint: I am a Child with Food Allergies

More Posters and Customize Your Own: here

Teal Lightings from Turn It Teal

In honor of Food Allergy Awareness, Turn It Teal has booked lighting of important buildings, working in concert with other advocacy groups in the United States and Canada to bring numerous lightings across North America. See the list and watch a lighting near you here.

Tools From FARE

2018 Food Allergy Awareness Poster
Food Allergy Awareness Week Resources: handouts, posters, activity sheets and more!

Key Dates

  • May 17: Show us your teal! Share photos of your teal gear by using hashtag #Tealtakeover.
  • May 18: Anaphlyaxis Awareness Day. Share your message about the seriousness of food allergies.
  • Full Allergy Action Month Calendar of Events

Tools From Beyond Celiac

Celiac Awareness Month Hub

Fast Facts about Celiac Disease
Celiac Disease: An Invisible Illness
How to be a CeliACTIVIST

Tools From AAFA / Kids with Food Allergies

Food Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month Social Media Tools
10 Things You Can do to Take a Stand for People with Allergies and Asthma
Asthma & Allergy Awareness Events Calendar
Faces of Food Allergies Awareness Campaign

Other Organizations

Red Sneakers for Oakley Day, May 20. Learn more
FAACT / Red Sneakers for Oakley: Dress Down Day. Learn more

Resources From Allergic Living

18 Things to You Need to Know About Food Allergy Reactions
The Hay Fever Handbook

Ask the Allergist
How Do I Know When to Use My Auto-Injector?
How Does Epinephrine Turn Off an Allergic Reaction?
Allergist Scott Sicherer Tackles the Crucial Food Allergy Questions

Food Labels
How to Read a Label When You Have Food Allergies
May Contains on Food Labels: What You Need to Know
How to Read a Label if You Have Celiac Disease

Seeking Food Allergy Accommodations for Preschool Children
7 Mistakes to Avoid at a 504 Meeting
Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – U.S.