MedicAlert Foundation encourages all Americans to get involved and be proactive during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
Are you or someone you know one of the 15 million people impacted by food allergies today?
If so, certain foods may leave you feeling itchy, scratchy, swollen, or breathless. It isn’t always possible to anticipate these upcoming reactions when consuming foods that are not your friend, especially when hidden ingredients are involved.
Your health is important; and taking action to ensuring your health is safeguarded in the event of experiencing mild to severe anaphylaxis can be life-saving.
Left Breathless While Dining Out
If you have one or more food allergies, dining at a restaurant or attending a friend’s dinner party may leave you feeling anxious.
Making preparations prior to eating outside of your home may seem like a constant challenge, but is important in protecting yourself from anaphylactic shock.
When planning to eat at a restaurant, obtain a menu prior to dining, and make your server aware of your food allergies. Ask him or her how the food is prepared and what ingredients the dish consists of.
It may seem effortless at times to avoid your food allergens. However, hidden ingredients are often responsible for triggering allergic reactions,
In addition, the first step to being proactive in protecting your health is to always make your food allergies known by wearing medical ID jewelry.
MedicAlert Kid Smart Sports BandGives Peace of Mind for Food Allergy Families
Give yourself the peace of mind that both MedicAlert members and loved ones feel knowing our services work 24/7 to protect their healthcare needs.
Erin Lawyer, stay home mother of 4, purchased memberships for her young children due to the fact that 3 of them have medical conditions consisting of asthma, food allergies and diabetes.
The family loves to travel and be outdoors. All 4 kids are very active with swimming and riding bikes during the spring and summer months.
Her 6-year old son Logan has severe food allergies to nuts, dairy, and eggs, and also suffers from asthma. Erin says, “Knowing he has his MedicAlert bracelet when being away from me gives me a constant peace of mind.”
Although 10 year old Nolan is her only child with no medical conditions, he loves to wear his MedicAlert bracelet with the others as well.
The Importance of a Food Allergy Medical ID Bracelet
Wearing medical ID jewelry at all times allows your food allergies to be known immediately in an emergency situation. With the presence of a MedicAlert medical ID, first responders have the ability to connect with medical personnel to obtain your complete health history.
Through our valued partnership with FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), MedicAlert Foundation offers the MyVoice program to FARE supporters, which provides special discounts on our memberships.