January 23-29, 2012 is Food Allergy and Intolerance Week (not to be confused with FAAN's Food Allergy Awareness Week, scheduled May 13-19, 2012). Many people say they have a food allergy when they actually have a much more common condition- a food intolerance. Here is a list of seven things to do this week to learn more about the differences between food allergy and food intolerance:
Monday, January 23- Check out this quiz to see what you know about the differences between food allergy and food intolerances.
Tuesday, January 24- Watch this HealthWatch MD video. Send the video to someone you think may benefit from learning more.
Wednesday, January 25- Take a look at Living Without, the magazine for people with food allergies and intolerances.
Thursday, January 26- Catch the Food Allergy Blog Carnival at The Allergic Kid.
Friday, January 27- Learn more about lactose intolerance, which is something many people refer to as a food allergy.
Saturday, January 28- Read the Food Allergy and Intolerances Resource List for Consumers.
Sunday, January 29- Seek support if you need it. FAAN offers a support group look-up tool and the Food Intolerance Network has a list of free e-mail support groups.
Invest some time this week educating yourself and others on the topics of food allergy and intolerances.
Have a great week!