Food Allergy Week
Australia has one of the highest rates of food allergies in the world and the incidence is increasing at an alarming rate. One in 10 children born in Australia today will develop a life threatening food allergy.
Food Allergy Week is an initiative by Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) to help raise awareness of the prevalence of food allergies and best way communities can work together to support people with food allergy to minimise risk and help manage emergencies when they happen. A&AA is calling on Australians to join together for one week in May to Be Aware. Show You Care.
There are several ways that you can Show You Care during Food Allergy Week 2016.
Paint one nail to symbolise that one in 10 babies born in Australia today will develop a food allergy and post a pic on your social media channels using #allergyaware
Make a donation at www.foodallergyaware.com.au
Adopt an allergy for one day to better understand the challenges allergy sufferers face every single day. Set up an Everyday Hero fundraising page for friends and family to sponsor you
Download a badge from our website to use through your social media channels
Hold a local community event to raise awareness and/or funds