#TealTakeover! Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 8-14

Get involved by taking part in events, advocacy and a social media takeover

By Kara Murphy May 5, 2022

Get Ready for #TealTakeover!

Did you know more than 32 million Americans are living with potentially life-threatening food allergies?

The organization Food Allergy Research & Education — or FARE — is marking Food Allergy Awareness Week May 8-14 by celebrating with the whole food allergy community through a social media takeover they're calling #TealTakeover.

FARE is also asking all friends in the food allergy community to learn, love and connect through food, education, advocacy and more during the week. FARE has a whole week of events planned, ranging from cooking demos with Food Network star David Rose to a discussion about advocacy with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy.

See the full list of Food Allergy Awareness Week events.

How can you take part and honor the 32 million Americans living with food allergies?

Take part in FARE's #TealTakeover!

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FARE is asking you to paint your world teal, the color of food allergy awareness. Make sure to tag your social posts with #TealTakeover and @foodallergy to spread awareness, empathy, education and love for those with food allergies. 

Enter the #TealTakeover Fundraising Challenge!

While you’re rocking your teal, you can also enter the #TealTakeover Fundraiser Challenge for a chance to win individual or team prizes. Or donate and double your impact up to $25,000 through a generous matching gift from FARE Board of Directors member Robert L Rich.

Find creative ideas on how to support those affected by food allergies during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
Make sure to tag related images on social media with the hashtag #TealTakeover.
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FARE is also raising awareness of Food Allergy Awareness Week by hosting events May 8-14.

Food Allergy Awareness events include: 

  • Kick-Off Sunday
    May 8 

To kick off Food Allergy Awareness Week May 8 — which also happens to be Mother's Day — FARE is celebrating Moms, particularly the food allergy Moms of our community who help keep their families safe and healthy all year round. 

  • Menu Monday
    May 9

Learn about diet nutrition and label safety with experts, then attend a cooking demo with Food Network star David Rose!

Click here for more information and to take part in FARE's lineup of events during Food Allergy Awareness Week.

  • Grati-Tuesday
    May 10

Join FARE in a day of giving, plus join in MOCHA Talk online with Denise Bunning and Anne Thompson, mothers of children with food allergies. Denise and Anne started a support group in 1997 and still always find time to encourage parents who face the challenges of raising children with life threatening food allergies.

  • Breakthrough Wednesday
    May 11

Join FARE for a day filled with some of the brightest minds in the food allergy research community and find out about the research and innovative work being done to find a cure.

  • Take Action Thursday
    May 12

Take Action Thursday is a day to drive new grassroots advocates to do step up and show out to help blaze a trail – join FARE to learn how you can be the change. Speakers include experts, advocates and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut.

  • Friday Funday
    May 13

Enjoy the day full of content from FARE's Teen Advisory Group, plus join in the evening for a Food Allergy Quiz and a chance to win some great prizes!

  • Wrap Up Saturday
    May 14

Miss anything from the week? Fear not, come back on Saturday for Food Allergy Awareness Weeks' greatest hits!

Get more information and take part in FARE's lineup of events during Food Allergy Awareness Week.