Bringing food allergy management and awareness to your community

Risk Takers

Adolescents, teenagers and young adults are the highest risk group for food allergy related death. Data from registries documenting cases of fatal and near fatal food allergic reactions demonstrate that 3/4 of the cases were between age twelve and twenty-two. Other studies show that teens and young adults may be influenced by peers and social circumstances to compromise effective food allergy prevention and preparedness strategies.



Attempt to engage this high risk age group and try to drive home the importance of self respect as well as supporting peers.



AllergyHome Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Awareness Pop-culture Campaign. Free Food Allergy Awareness Posters

Anaphylaxis Canada: Why Risk It?

FARE Resources for Teens 

Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) Manual & Tool-Kit

Fatalities due to anaphylactic reactions to foods. Bock SA, Muñoz-Furlong A, Sampson HA. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2001; 107:191.

Further fatalities caused by anaphylactic reactions to food, 2001-2006. Bock SA, Muñoz-Furlong A, Sampson HA. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2007; 119:1016.

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