The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer: it’s summertime once again.
To help the food allergy community stay safe for the summer, FARE’s Food Allergy Action Heroes are here!
FARE hopes you’ll bring along a Food Allergy Action Hero on your adventures this summer. To do so, download your favorite hero and a Safe for the Summer activity sheet as a playful way to practice food allergy preparedness CLICK HERE.
Parents can use this fun first step in a conversation with their children about how to safely manage food allergies all year round.
As you head out on your adventures, remember these important summer safety tips:
- Avoid the heat: Epinephrine is sensitive to light and should be stored at room temperature. Never leave your auto-injectors in a vehicle, where temperatures can rise to the triple digits.
- Prevent: Make sure you remain vigilant about reading labels and never take chances with foods you’re unsure are safe. Consider bringing along a chef card when dining out.
- Prepare: Careful preparation can help make your summer adventures safe and enjoyable. Great resources for planning ahead include a “Before You Leave the House Checklist” and “Road Trip Checklist for Food Allergies.”
- Practice: Using a trainer or expired auto-injector, practice how to use the device. Review your Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan with the entire family and all caregivers.
Visit FARE ’s Safe for the Summer Headquarters for additional resources for your Food Allergy Hero.
Enjoy your adventures!