By: Katie Burns Date: 5/10/10
As recent media reports have mentioned, food allergies appear to be on the rise in the U.S. While the cause for this increase is unknown, it is more important than ever for people to understand food allergies, to be aware of symptoms of a reaction, and to know how to properly respond in the event of a reaction. For those of you who have food allergies or know someone who does, it is important to understand how to manage food allergies to avoid a potentially deadly reaction. With this in mind, the International Food Information Council Foundation (the Foundation) is joining the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and popular food allergy bloggers Best Allergy Sites and Food Allergy Buzz for a live Twitter party to celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) and discuss all things food allergy on Tuesday, May 11 at 8pm ET.
Who will be participating in the Twitter party?
The Twitter party will include Dr. Julia Bradsher, the CEO of FAAN; Ms. Kerry Robinson, RD from the IFIC Foundation; people living with food allergies; parents; care givers and loved ones of food allergic individuals; and many more. A variety of topics will be addressed, with the ultimate goal of raising awareness of and spreading education about effective management of food allergies.
How do I join the Twitter party?
Please make plans to join the food allergy Twitter party by visiting Twitter and searching #FAAW, and please be sure to use the hash tag when you add your input to the discussion too. You can also follow the Foundation on Twitter at @IFICmedia and @FoodInsightOrg. We look forward to “Tweeting” with you on Tuesday at 8:00pm ET at #FAAW!
Are you planning to participate in the upcoming food allergy Twitter party? What do you hope to learn about food allergies? Do you have any questions about food allergies? Leave a comment to let us know.