Keeping food allergy issues at the forefront during awareness week

| May 13, 2024

Keeping food allergy issues at the forefront during awareness week

It’s Food Allergy Awareness Week! The College’s advocacy, partnerships and projects work to keep food allergy issues in the forefront.

Last week, College leaders met with legislators in Washington, DC for our annual Strike Force visits and participated in the Allergy and Asthma Network’s advocacy day. One of the important issues addressed was safe school environments for children with food allergies.

The College partners with patient-focused food allergy organizations to support programs that provide education and advocacy-based resources to those with food allergies. In 2023, the College provided funding to Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) for their mission-based education and advocacy programs, behavioral health resource program, and outreach initiatives, including Camp TAG (The Allergy Gang), Global Food Industry & Research Summit, and Teen Retreat.

Our grants to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) have enabled FARE to drive solutions that benefit food allergy families and practitioners. Many of the video blogs the College co-creates with Allergy and Asthma Network for Ask the Allergist focus on food allergies topics and best practices for those who suffer from food allergies.

The College has member resources you can use to enhance your food allergy knowledge.

Tools and Information

Peanut OIT Toolkit – prepare your practice for peanut OIT, have a shared decision-making discussion with patients, and bill for it correctly.

View sessions on demand from the 2023 Annual Scientific Meeting. There are several sessions on food allergy.  If you attended the ACAAI 2023 Annual Meeting – in Anaheim or via Livestream – you can access On Demand sessions at no charge.

Listen to our two-part AllergyTalk podcast on Omalizumab for Food Allergy. Part 1 reviews evidence behind the drug. Part 2 discusses considerations before implementing it.

Parents can use the peanut OIT shared decision-making tool to talk with you to decide if peanut OIT treatment might be a good option for their child. The College’s public website also has information on Palforzia®, the FDA-approved treatment for children. For more food allergy resources for patients, visit our food allergy web page. FAACT also has awareness, advocacy and education information allergists can share with their patients.

Don’t forget Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, for studies and perspectives on food allergy.

Try our MicroCME. We’ve just added four new modules focused on food allergy! MicroCME modules provide CME that you can complete in about 30 minutes. Some of the new modules include:


Implementing Peanut Allergy in Your Practice – learn key considerations before offering peanut OIT.

State of the Art Food Immunotherapy – experts evaluate merging therapies including OIT, EPIT and SLIT and biologics.

Moving Toward Equity: Disparities in Food Allergy – our experts address equitable allergy and asthma care for all patients and practitioners, in all communities – particularly communities of color. For more on food allergies and health disparities, visit the College’s Racial Disparities and Health Equity Resource Center. You’ll find webinars, articles from Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and more.