E-Greetings from the Allergy Advocacy Association

April 2021

Greetings! Spring is here and with that Summer can’t be far behind. In this issue you will learn about New York’s Elijah’s Law, and its new details and deadlines and guidelines. You will also meet Thomas Silvera and learn about his efforts to advocate for children with food allergies and asthma in remembrance of son Elijah. Here you will learn about critical new federal legislation, the Food Allergy, Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act, H.R. 1202/S. 578 that would help improve transparency, by having sesame be labeled as an allergen on packaged foods. Finding a way to administer epinephrine in an easier and possibly more effective method could be a game changer. Learn more about the work of Aquestive and its efforts on Sublingual Emergency Epinephrine. And with the warm weather’s arrival comes BEEs (and other insects) and that means stings. In this issue you will find “How do I know if I’m having an allergic reaction (5% of the population is allergic to insects), how do I prevent stings?”

The Allergy Advocacy Association will host Food Allergy Awareness virtual-Day NY on Monday, May 24th 2021. Stay tuned for registration information and zoom details for a day of presentations and meetings for activist advocates, lawmakers and their administrators. Please help our important program of AWARENESS, ALERTNESS and ACTION by joining us in our advocacy efforts on the world-wide web. See you then.

When allergic reactions happen, learn how to take action! Our Epi Near You NY anaphylaxis emergency training program is now VIRTUAL! Our cost-free seminars provide:

  • Free state approved training presentation
  • New York State recognized certification
  • Assistance for public entities to obtain a non-patient specific prescription for emergency epinephrine.

Upcoming training seminar dates will be regularly posted on our Website.

Stay healthy and safe!