The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) launched on June 2012 its Food Allergy Campaign. The purpose of the campaign was to raise awareness of the sharp increase of anaphylaxis in children, an allergic reaction that is severe and potentially life-threatening. It aimed at educating the public to recognise the symptoms and its triggers, and to teach methods of how to react in case of emergency, e.g. by using an adrenaline pen.
The campaign went from June 2012 – June 2013 and produced the following documents:
- International Minimum Standards for the Allergic Child at School – ongoing
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Public Declaration, launched during the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Meting, FAAM 2013, in Nice, France
- Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines
The Food Allergy Campaign was also supported by the EAACI Patients Organisations Committee, with more than 25 country representatives from across Europe, North America, South America, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania.
Learn to recognise the symptoms and the triggers. Implement them in your daily life to improving your quality of life. And remember, if you are not sure about some food, just do not eat it!