Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies and can cause severe, life-threatening allergic reactions. It currently impacts an estimated 1.5 million children in the United States, of which 80% will never outgrow. To help raise awareness of this growing issue, Allergy & Asthma Network is partnering with the Talking Peanut Allergy campaign, sponsored by DBV Technologies.
Talking Peanut Allergy is an educational awareness campaign to ignite a national dialogue around the challenges of living with peanut allergy, challenges that this community knows all too well.
Tia Mowry, actress, online influencer and peanut allergy mom, is working with the Talking Peanut Allergy campaign to help shed light on the hidden emotional tolls that this life-threatening chronic condition has on families.
“Unless you are a parent living with this situation every day, you don’t realize how difficult it is to avoid peanuts in foods, as even the slightest risk of cross-contact can lead to life-threatening reactions,” Tia says. “Normal activities – such as going to school, playdates, eating out at restaurants, or leaving a child with a sitter for date night – present added complications and anxiety for families with a child with peanut allergy.
“I am proud to join the Talking Peanut Allergy campaign and share my story with hope that parents with children with peanut allergy realize they are not alone, and create a community where people can inspire, educate and support each other.”
Allergy & Asthma Network is committed to educating and advocating for all affected by food allergies. That’s why we’re proud to support the Talking Peanut Allergy campaign and DBV Technologies.
To learn more and to sign up for additional resources, check out TalkingPeanutAllergy.com.