Today’s special post is all about FARE: FOOD ALLERGY RESEARCH & EDUCATION. While FARE is all about food allergies (not celiac disease or food intolerances), we’re so similar – we have to be SO focused on our food, and have to educate the community about the importance of what’s in our food, what we eat, and have the same stressors of dining out, events like birthday parties and BBQ’s, etc. We can really understand each other – even though I don’t need an EpiPen when I dine out. I also know that many of us have other food sensitivities (and/or actual food allergies requiring immediate medical attention) on top of our celiac.
For their great website, please visit WWW.FOODALLERGY.ORG,
Here’s a little bit more about FARE from their website:
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was formed in 2012 as the result of a merger between the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and the Food Allergy Initiative.
FARE’s mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of individuals with food allergies while relentlessly seeking a cure.
FARE does this by:
- Providing evidence-based education and resources,
- Undertaking advocacy at all levels of government,
- Increasing awareness of food allergies as a serious public health issue, and
- Funding world-class research that advances treatment and understanding of the disease.
Although having a “WHEAT ALLERGY” is different than celiac disease or gluten sensitivity (see why here), I still love supporting FARE and believe that the food intolerance and food allergy community need to be close!We all understand what it’s like to watch our food like a hawk, and always think about food – the good, the bad, and the ugly. Consider taking a moment to education yourself about food allergies if you’re not up to speed. Fight the good fight for food awareness in general with FARE.
We’ve added an option on the Rafflecopter to gain another entry into the contest by liking FARE on Facebook! You could win two of their “Say Farewell To Food Allergies” bracelets.
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