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

Share Your Story and You May Be Featured

Kaléo commissioned a 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 perception that exist around food allergy bullying.

Not all survey respondents answered all questions. The data represented below is taken from subsegments of the total 
survey population.

Supporters in the Cause 

Some bullies use words. Others use food.

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

While bullying in any form is unacceptable, when it’s targeted at children and teenagers with food 
allergies it can escalate from emotional to physical bullying- even becoming life- threatening. Food allergies affect 1 in every 13 children in the U.S.—or roughly 2 in every classroom1- 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.

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

Food Allergy Bullying by the Numbers

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

234 out of 268 people are 
represented in this portion of the data.

%

87

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.

187 out of 268 people are 
represented in this portion of the data.

%

70

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

58 out of 268 people are 
represented in this portion of the data.

%

22

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.

183 out of 268 people are 
represented in this portion of the data.

%

68

Founding Partners

Join the Cause

Help us put a stop to food allergy bullying by partnering with us! No Appetite for Bullying was founded by kaléo, along with Allergy & Asthma Network (the Network), Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA). Show your support, and add your organization’s name to the growing list of partners who have joined this important effort. Simply complete this form, providing background about your group and/or blog and your logo, and someone from our team will be in touch.

We Want to Hear From You!
Share Your Stories With Us.

Supporters In the Cause

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 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 causes2. 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

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

Downloadable Resources

Check out these No Appetite for Bullying materials which you can download, email or print to share with your community.

NAFB Fact Sheet
The first step in combatting food allergy bullying is knowing the facts – learn more about food allergies and impact of food allergy bullying.

Future for Food Allergies
Students with life-threatening food allergies have the right to a safe school environment. Download and print this high-resolution poster for your school today.

Expert Q&A
Dr. Cash, Ph.D., ABPP, a psychologist, answers important questions about food allergy bullying.

Show You Have No Appetite for Bullying

Let everyone know that you’re an advocate against food allergy bullying by downloading the No Appetite for Bullying badge and sharing it on your social media. Help spread the word today!

No Appetite for Bullying Logo

Facebook Cover Image

Twitter Cover Image

Additional Partner

VIEW OUR PRIVACY STATEMENT

Founding Partners

Have you been bullied for having a food allergy? Do you know someone who has? If you’ve experienced food allergy bullying, witnessed a friend, classmate, student, teenager or child being bullied with food or simply have something to say about this important topic, we want to hear your story.

Your story could make a difference in the lives of children with food allergies by helping to bring attention to food 
allergy bullying and promoting greater acceptance of those living with severe allergies.

To submit a story, you must be 13 years of age or older. If you are under the age of 13, you will not be able to share your story.

To learn more about how No Appetite for Bullying uses your information, please view our Privacy Statement.

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

590 out of 750 people are represented in this portion of the data.

%

80

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

89 out of 108 people are represented in this portion of the data.

%

82

Founding Partners

Additional Partner

References:
1. Facts and Statistics. Facts and Statistics – Food Allergy Research & Education. https://www.foodallergy.org/facts-and-stats. Accessed September 20, 2018.

2. Lieberman, P. (2015). Anaphylaxis After Cystoscopy. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice, 3(3), 469-470. doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2014.05.007

Start a Conversation

Fill out my online form