the undersigned members of the Food Allergy Collaborative appreciate the opportunity to submit the following comments toward the fall 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Food Allergy Awareness Week is this week and food allergy advocates are using the week to shine visibility on and educate others about this potentially life-threatening medical condition.
Elijah’s Law, the first of its kind in the United States, requires all daycare programs and public schools to implement guidelines to prevent, recognize, and respond to anaphylactic reactions.
Click here today to tell Congress to include child nutrition waiver authority in the omnibus bill before its final passage. It just takes a minute.
Schools are required to accommodate all levels of food allergy at lunch because this is widely interpreted as a disability which is protected by law from discrimination.
A common thought amongst the panelists during the conversation was the large, underlying presence of race inequality and healthcare disparities- especially with food allergies and asthma.
Although the FDA guidelines recommend the top 8 allergens and 5 priority allergens not be substituted, this creates unnecessary anxiety for the food allergy community, particularly those who suffer from uncommon food allergies.
FEI attended the Power of Procurement: Good Food for our Future summit.