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The fact is food allergies are on the rise in the United States, and most of us know someone with an allergy. The most common food allergies are to nuts, milk, eggs, soy, and wheat. Seafood and shellfish can also cause serious allergic reactions.


Even foods without allergy-causing ingredients can become contaminated if they are accidentally touched by someone who has handled nuts, for example, or are prepared on equipment that also processes an allergy-triggering food. All of this makes it hard to watch out for foods that cause reactions.


That’s where friends and moms like you come in!


If someone you know has a food allergy, you can help make his or her life easier — without making the allergy the focus of all your time together. For someone with a food allergy, having supportive and accepting friends can make a big difference emotionally — we all want to feel understood. Having supportive friends may even turn out to be life saving.


This is one of the many reasons non-profit organization: E.A.T. (End Allergies Together), has launched a conversation to raise awareness of this growing epidemic via: