Brought to you by our friends at FARE, Food Allergy Research & Education:
Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About a third of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies.
FARE’s “It’s Not a Joke” Campaign can help you learn more about food allergies and how you can prevent food allergy bullying. Watch our PSA below and scroll down to learn more about how you can help make a difference.
Nearly half the time, kids with food allergies do not tell their parents they have been bullied. If you’re a teen experiencing bullying, we encourage you to talk to your parents about what’s happening. You can also connect with other teens with food allergies for support.
Please visit the FARE Press Room page for a media kit and contact information.
The “It’s Not a Joke” PSA is intended to help raise awareness about the serious, potentially life-threatening nature of food allergies, and the dangers of food allergy bullying. Unfortunately, because many people do not understand the potentially deadly nature of this disease, what can be seen as a prank is actually very harmful and potentially very dangerous. The PSA voiceover was provided by teen actor and former Shake It Up star Kenton Duty, who has publicly shared his own story of living with food allergies and being bullied because of his allergies. We hope this PSA will help raise awareness of food allergies and anaphylaxis, and help adults and teens across the country know that they can play an important role in preventing food allergy bullying.
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