This May, What Will You Do To Raise Food Allergy Awareness?

It is estimated that up to 250 million people may suffer from food allergies worldwide. To date, there is no cure for food allergies, and no definitive answer as to what causes them. What is agreed, however, is that raising awareness is crucial.

Don’t know where to start? Here are some options:

  • Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction. This small amount of knowledge could save lives!
  • Change Your Profile Picture to a teal ribbon, or any other food allergy awareness symbol. This starts a conversation, as well as encouraging others to do the same.
  • Light It Teal For Food Allergy Awareness. During May, many buildings and bridges around the world will ‘Light it Teal’ to raise awareness. To find out the landmarks near you, head to
  • TRIGGER Food Allergy Awareness partnered with ‘Light It Teal’  to light up Australia. This year will see Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Launceston take part. If you’re in the area, go take photos of this year’s teal buildings and share on your socials using the tags #foodallergyawarenessmonth #lightitteal #triggerawareness
  • Research the facts. Food allergies are on the rise worldwide, and knowing the facts helps you spread the word to your family, friends and community, as well as informing others how to help those living with the disease. Why not contact a media outlet and tell your own personal story?
  • Share awareness information on social media platforms. Take the issue of allergies to a greater audience. Spread the word, and encourage your followers to do the same. Use the awareness tags #foodallergyawarenessmonth #foodallergyawareness #triggerawareness
  • Start a petition for clearer labeling, more accessible medication, or any other thing that helps families struggling with this lifelong condition.

Any form of awareness helps the community, so get started today!  

Thank you!

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