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WHEREAS, as many as 32 million Americans have food allergies; nearly 6 million are children under the age of 18, on average about one in 13 children has food allergies, or approximately two children in every classroom; and

WHEREAS, research shows that the prevalence of food allergy is increasing among children and adults; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of a food allergy reaction can range from mild symptoms to anaphylaxis, a serious reaction that can occur rapidly and is potentially life threatening; and

WHEREAS, each year an estimated 200,000 Americans require emergency medical care for allergic reactions to food. Reactions typically occur when an individual unknowingly eats a food containing an ingredient to which they are allergic; and

WHEREAS, emergency medical treatment for severe allergic reactions to food has increased by 377 percent in only a decade; and

WHEREAS, national and State organizations along with healthcare providers are dedicated to improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and providing them hope through the promise of new treatments; and

WHEREAS, during Food Allergy Awareness Week we encourage Nevadans to increase their understanding and awareness of food allergies and anaphylaxis, and we call on restaurants, schools, and citizens of our State to spread the awareness;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of May 8 - 14, 2022, as

FOOD ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 21st day of April 2022.

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