Paint one fingernail teal to show your support for food allergy awareness. It’s a great, simple way to start a conversation about food allergies and to create awareness.
Post your picture, share it with us, and tag it using #allergyaware! Our friends from Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia started this campaign, so let’s make it global to show support for everyone with food allergies.
AllergyAware.ca’s free 30-minute course teaches you the basics of food allergies, the signs and symptoms of a reaction, and what steps to take if a reaction occurs.
Share the Allergy Aware course with your child’s school, childcare facility, or other members of the community (like your child’s sports team, babysitter, grandparents, etc.). Upon successfully finishing the course, you’ll get a Certificate of Completion you can proudly display on your wall.
In schools, designate one day for an allergy-friendly food drive and ask students to bring in a product that doesn’t contain one of the top priority allergens. For example, everyone can bring in food with no milk, or no eggs, or no peanuts, or no tree nuts.
This is a great challenge where students learn how to properly read food labels, and it will also help them to develop a greater understanding of what it’s like to have food allergies.
The Allergy Awareness Challenge features two separate challenges – one for elementary schools and another for high school students.
The Challenge consists of free downloadable resources for educators, including lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, student worksheets, information sheets, posters, and more. It provides fun activities and engaging classroom discussions to help students take food allergies seriously while reinforcing school policies in an age-appropriate manner.
Spread the word – resources and videos to share
From our Think F.A.S.T. poster to our Food Allergy Facts and Statistics sheet and the Dos and Don’ts sheet – and so much more – there’s no shortage of helpful resources to help you raise awareness of food allergies. You can also refer your child’s teacher to our educator’s page for fun and informative more resources.
We rely on your donations to help raise awareness and education throughout your communities.
Learn more about the significant impact you can make through your generous donations.
You can also fundraise to support food allergy awareness. Last year, sisters Delaney and Danica promoted Food Allergy Awareness Month at their schools by making bracelets. It was a huge success in creating awareness in their school and their community. Read their story and get inspired to start your own fundraiser!
Share our food allergy do’s and dont’s videos, these are fun and quick videos that highlight easy ways for others to help.
Light it up!
Monuments across Canada will light up teal in support of Food Allergy Awareness Month! We’ll be adding more to the list, so stay tuned! If you live in one of these areas, please take photos, share them on social media using the tag #allergyaware, and share them with us too!
|City of Brampton Clock Tower, Brampton, ON||May 13, 2019|
|Welland Bridge, Welland, ON||May 16, 2019|
|High Level Bridge, Edmonton, AB||May 17, 2019|
|Mississauga Civic Clock Tower, Mississauga, ON||May 17, 2019|
|Riverwalk Commons and the Fred A. Lundy Bridge, Newmarket, ON||May 17, 2019|
|City of Markham Gateway Sign, Markham, ON||May 17-18, 2019|
|BC Place, Vancouver, BC||May 18, 2019|
|Dome at Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver, BC||May 18, 2019|
|Canada Place Sails of Light, Vancouver, BC||May 18, 2019|
|Calgary Tower, Calgary, AB||May 18, 2019|
|Telus Spark Science Centre, Calgary, AB||May 18, 2019|
|Reconciliation Bridge, Calgary, AB||May 18, 2019|
|Lethbridge City Hall, Lethbridge, AB||May 18, 2019|
|3D Toronto Sign, Toronto, ON||May 18, 2019|
|Toronto City Hall Towers, Toronto, ON||May 18, 2019|
|Oakville Town Hall, Oakville, ON||May 18, 2019|
|Brant Street Pier, Burlington, ON||May 18, 2019|
|Niagara Falls, ON||May 18, 2019|
|Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls, ON||May 18, 2019|
|Montreal City Hall, Montreal, QC||May 18, 2019|
|Charlottetown City Hall, Charlottetown, PEI||May 18, 2019|
|Halifax City Hall, Halifax, NS||May 18, 2019|
|CN Tower, Toronto, ON||May 20, 2019|
|Vancouver City Hall, Vancouver, BC||May 25, 2019|
|The Bastion, Nanaimo, BC||May 25, 2019|
|Fountain at the Forks, London, ON||May 28-30, 2019|
|JA Taylor Building, London, ON||May 28-30, 2019|
|London City Hall, London, ON||May 28-30, 2019|
|London Life Building, London, ON||May 28-30, 2019|
Show your support
Support food allergy awareness by purchasing our teal glow-in-the-dark Shine a light bracelets
Perfect for kids and adults to wear to spark the conversation of food allergy with neighbours and friends. Plus, by wearing this teal bracelet you are shining a light on your support of food allergy education and awareness.