An estimated 15 million people in the U.S. have food allergies, including 1 in 13 children. Food allergy is a complex and often misunderstood disease. A food allergy happens when your immune system overreacts to what should be a harmless food protein – an allergen.
Food allergies are potentially life-threatening and life-altering.
Learn more about food allergies and how you can support those living with life-threatening food allergies.
“In a Matter of Minutes – The Severity of Food Allergy with Steve Carell” was produced to raise awareness about food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease that has a profound impact on millions of families, yet is widely misunderstood.
Food allergies are not a trend or a lifestyle choice. Families and adults living with this disease must be vigilant at all times, because in a matter of minutes, an allergic reaction can send someone to the emergency room with anaphylaxis.