We are excited to announce that the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has resolved to recognize May 11-17, 2014 as Loudoun County Food Allergy Awareness Week! This is a time to raise awareness about food allergies in order to build a safer community for individuals who live with this potentially life-threatening health impairment. LAN would like to thank the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, especially Supervisor Ralph Buona who sponsored the proclamation, and all of the individuals who were an integral participant that allowed us this opportunity.
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Parents who have children with food allergies must stay vigilant. They must be aware of their surroundings and keep balance between safety and normalcy. In this past year (and recent months), the food allergy community has mourned over the loss of several children as a result of anaphylaxis to food. Therefore, our message today is to always carry epinephrine, whether it's Auvi-Q, EpiPen or other. In some of these tragic cases, administration of the epinephrine was delayed because it was not readily available or were not given at all. Gwen Smith, Owner and Editor of Allergic Living Magazine, recently wrote an article discussing this:
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We would like to thank everyone for their efforts to help bring awareness to food induced anaphylaxis. While Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW) is celebrated for only one week, families living with food and other anaphylactic allergies manage their health disability everyday. Please keep up the efforts of bringing awareness and helping others. Thank you!
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