Be a Voice Against Food Allergy Bullying

Be a Voice Against Food Allergy Bullying

This website is intended for those ages 13 years and older that live in the United States

Percentage of parents of children with life-threatening allergies (LTAs) that believe children are bullied due to food allergies think their child has been bullied because of their allergies.

82

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kaléo commissioned an omnibus survey of 1,000 parents of children currently in elementary through high school, including 750 parents of children without life-threatening allergies (LTAs) and 250 parents of children with LTAs to unearth gaps in knowledge and perceptions that exist around food allergy bullying.

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Some bullies use words. Others use food.

While bullying in any form is unacceptable, when it’s targeted at children with food allergies it can escalate from emotional to physical bullying—even life-threatening. Food allergies affects 1 in every 13 children in the U.S.—or roughly two in every classroom—and is a serious, potentially fatal condition.

No Appetite for Bullying is an anti-food allergy bullying initiative that raises awareness of food-allergy bullying with the goal of creating solutions and encouraging food allergy acceptance. 

Developed by kaléo along with national food allergy advocacy organizations, Allergy & Asthma Network (the Network), Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), No Appetite for Bullying aims to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of children with food allergies, by encouraging them, their parents, teachers and peers to be voices against food allergy bullying.


Together, we can help put a stop to food allergy bullying.

Food Allergy Bullying by the Numbers

Percentage of parents of children without LTAs indicated that they don’t think food allergies are a reason children are bullied.

%

80

Percentage of parents who believe children are bullied due to food allergies think that if food allergy bullying happens, it takes place in school.

%

87

Percentage of parents that believe children are bullied due to food allergies think that if food allergy bullying happens, kids/classmates are participating in the bullying

%

87

Percentage of parents that believe children are bullied due to food allergies say school caretakers participate.

%

39

Percentage of parents that believe children are bullied due to food allergies say it’s because they can’t enjoy the same lunch and snacks as other children.

%

68

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Be a Voice Against Food Allergy Bullying

Many people do not understand the potentially life-threatening consequences of being exposed to an allergen when you live with food allergies. For those with life-threatening food allergies, consuming even a trace amount of an allergen, coming into contact with an allergen, or simply being exposed to an allergen can cause anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially fatal allergic reaction that can occur in susceptible individuals as a result of exposure to their allergens which can include foods such as peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, dairy, eggs, soy and wheat; insect stings or bites; latex and medication, among other allergens and causes. Children, teens and adults with life-threatening allergies can experience a dangerous and potentially deadly anaphylactic reaction when bullied, teased, threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic. To learn more about recognizing the symptoms of anaphylaxis, click here.

The Potential Danger of Food Allergy Bullying

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