It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 10, 2021

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week! More than 32 million Americans have a serious and potentially life-threatening food allergy, and many College members see patients with food allergies.

In a victory for the allergy community, President Biden recently signed the FASTER Act into law. The College’s Advocacy Council has concentrated recent efforts on the support of this initiative. The FASTER Act, which stands for Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research, adds sesame to the list of foods that manufacturers must identify on prepackaged labels, and requires reporting and a regulatory process for food allergens.

Food allergy is a part of the College’s educational and informational offerings. From webinars to Annals articles, check out our resources to enhance your food allergy knowledge.

Webinars from the College Learning Connection:
Oral Food Challenge: A Primer for the Practitioner
Peanut OIT: Getting Your Practice Ready

ACAAI AllergyTalk podcasts
Reintroduction Failure After Negative Food Challenges
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis, Plus Success of Peanut OIT
Changing Biologics, Mucus Viscosity, Pemphigus and Food Allergy
Food Allergy & Eczema

Tools and Information
Peanut OIT Toolkit
The Peanut OIT Shared Decision-making Tool is a downloadable PDF you can provide as a resource to parents of children with peanut allergy.
New OIT Coding Recommendations

Information for patients
Guide your patients to College resources to give them access to trusted food allergy information. The College has a web page dedicated to food allergy, with detailed information on specific types of food allergies, such as eggs, shellfish, wheat and more. The patient information includes symptoms, triggers, diagnoses and management/treatment.

Consider ordering food allergy informational brochures as a take-home resource for your patients. The brochure discusses symptoms, common allergy-causing foods, diagnoses, avoidance and handling emergencies. The brochure is part of our “Advice from Your Allergist” brochure series.

MicroCME: Explore topics in 15 or 30 minutes
Alterations in the Microbiome in Patients With Food Allergy
Beyond OIT: How Biologics Can Help Patients With Food Allergy
FDA-approved Oral Immunotherapy
FPIES – Prevalence, Diagnosis and Management Pearls
Ongoing Avoidance Without Treatment
Using Shared Decision-making to Guide Patients Through the Options

Annual Meeting Sessions
From the 2019 Annual Meeting, Implementing Food Allergy in Clinical Practice is a symposium to help practices become aligned with guidelines and therapeutic options to help patients manage their food allergies. Free for members!

Evolution of Food Allergy Therapies is a MOC module from the 2019 Annual Meeting that discusses new food allergy therapies under FDA review.

View more food allergy sessions OnDemand from the College’s 2020, 2019 and 2018 Annual Meetings.

Read food allergy-related research in recent issues of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Food allergy-related bullying and associated peer dynamics among Black and White children in the FORWARD study

Race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status effect on food allergy-related quality of life in children and caregivers

Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic difference in self-reported food allergy among food-sensitized children in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III

Parents of children with food allergy: A qualitative study describing needs and identifying solutions

Vitamin D and iron status in children with food allergy

Food allergy in at-risk adolescents with asthma: A key area for focus