The Food Allergy Support Group of Minnesota encourages you to SHARE… BE AWARE… PREPARE! These three reminders can help you with important daily food allergy management.
- SHARE…Share information about your allergies with your friends, family members, co-workers (adults), and schools (kids). The more that people around you know, the better they can support your efforts to avoid allergens, and the better prepared they can be to help you in the case of a reaction.
- BE AWARE… Be aware of your environment and its possible dangers. Read ingredients carefully, and be aware of the possibility of cross contamination when you or others are preparing your food. Stay informed on advancements in food allergy research, and communicate with your allergist.
- PREPARE…Prepare yourself to always have safe food choices available. Be ready at all times for a possible allergic reaction. Always have your emergency medication with you. Be knowledgeable about your personalized action plan and doctor’s instructions.
This Resources section contains many things to help you share, be aware, and prepare!