The Food Allergy Fund is dedicated to funding food allergy research focused on the underlying causes of food allergies and improved treatments for people with food allergies. The Food Allergy Fund enlists celebrity ambassadors, industry partners, and individuals to raise public awareness and to support scientific research.
Food allergies are an emerging public health crisis. In recent years, life-threatening food allergies have become increasingly common, especially among children, and impose significant costs on American families.
Food allergies in children increased 50% between 1997 and 2011
Food allergy care costs American families $25 billion annually
Food allergies send someone to the emergency room every three minutes
About 30% of children with food allergies are allergic to more than one food
Peanut or tree nut allergy hastripled in children between 1997 and 2008
In 40% of cases allergic reactions to food is considered severe or life-threatening