Atlanta Allergy & Asthma News

FARE Food Allergy Awareness Week: May 13-19

Updated on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects one in every 13 children in the U.S. That’s roughly two in every classroom. According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between 1997 and 2011.

The national organization, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), established Food Allergy Awareness Week in 1998 to educate the public and raise awareness of food allergies. A food allergy affects not only the whole family, but also schools, businesses, and lawmakers.

Thanks to past awareness efforts, promising food allergy research continues to be done. Atlanta Allergy & Asthma’s Research Department continues to participate in important studies, yielding promising advancements. But until there is a cure, we are dedicated to raising awareness and providing our patients with access to the most current and cutting-edge information available.

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