2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series HighlightsFeatured Content

OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT

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The mission of Kids With Food Allergies is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children. We strive to provide education and information in a variety of formats to meet the needs of all families.  One of the new and unique ways KFA provides help is through our online webinars. Our webinar series expands our current education and support services for families and covers a wide range of topics.  We're happy to announce that the live webinars as well as all archived webinar videos are available to all families at no cost.

KFA hosts these online educational meetings to help you and other families. A webinar attendee recently told us:

"The webinar was very well put together and very professional. I appreciate that information such as this is "out there" and given to the public free of charge. It is also nice to know that "allergy parents" are not alone...there are many, many of us out there!"


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WEBINAR ARCHIVES
The following is a summary of all webinars currently available as archived videos with a list of associated resources so you can get information from the experts at your convenience.

Anaphylaxis Diagnosis and Treatment Topics

Anaphylaxis in America (November 2013)
Dr. Robert Wood, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Wood reviewed the recent research study, Anaphylaxis in America, for parents and patients and answered questions from the audience about anaphylaxis.

Asthma and Food Allergy: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management (October 2013)
David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus reviewed the signs and symptoms of asthma and food allergy, the risks associated when a patient has both diseases, and how to determine if symptoms are asthma or anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction).

Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (April 2013)
AAFA's VP of Public Policy, Charlotte Collins, JD, and KFA's Medical Advisory Team Chair, Dr. Michael Pistiner explain why access to epinephrine in schools is important to children who are at risk for anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). The key issues surrounding stocking epinephrine in schools were presented.



Food Allergy Management and Treatment Topics

Asthma and Food Allergy: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management (October 2013)
David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus reviewed the signs and symptoms of asthma and food allergy, the risks associated when a patient has both diseases, and how to determine if symptoms are asthma or anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction).

Baking Without Allergens (November 2012)
Food allergy cookbook author, Colette Martin, shares tips on baking without milk, eggs, soy, wheat, gluten and nuts.

 

The Perfect Allergy-Friendly Cake and Raspberry Compote Recipe (with Video) (June 2013)
Food allergy cookbook author Colette Martin shares tips on baking the perfect cake without milk, eggs, soy, wheat, gluten and nuts. 

Dining Out with Food Allergies (March 2013)
Sloane Miller, MSW, of Allergic Girl Resources, and Dr. Michael Pistiner share tips on how to find a restaurant and how to communicate with staff so that you can feel confident in eating out despite your food allergies.

Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (August 2013)
School nutrition expert, author and speaker Dayle Hayes, MS, RD and KFA Nutrition Advisor Debra Indorato, RDN, discuss school meal regulations for students with food allergies; current thinking about food allergies in schools; the importance of establishing relationships with school food service directors, and more.

Money Saving Ideas for Families with Food Allergy (June 2012)
Sarah Roe, known as the Money Saving Queen, teaches families with food allergies how to save money on their grocery bills.


School Topics

Are Your Schools Safe? Review of State Policies for Those with Asthma and Allergies (September 2013)
AAFA's VP of Public Policy, Charlotte Collins, JD, and KFA's Medical Advisory Team Chair, Dr. Michael Pistiner reviewed the state policies and how you can use AAFA's 2013 State Honor Roll report to understand how your state is faring compared to others.

Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (April 2013)
AAFA's VP of Public Policy, Charlotte Collins, JD, and KFA's Medical Advisory Team Chair, Dr. Michael Pistiner explain why access to epinephrine in schools is important to children who are at risk for anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). The key issues surrounding stocking epinephrine in schools were presented.

Food Allergy in School Part 1: What Parents Need to Know (July 2012)
Dr. Michael Pistiner provides practical tips for managing food allergies in school settings.

Food Allergy in School Part 2: Ask the Experts (August 2012)
A panel of six experts (allergists and school nurses) from around the U.S. answered questions submitted by attendees. Topics covered included school staff training, where epinephrine should be located, cafeteria concerns, partnering with your school and more.

Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (August 2013)
School nutrition expert, author and speaker Dayle Hayes, MS, RD and KFA Nutrition Advisor Debra Indorato, RDN, discuss school meal regulations for students with food allergies; current thinking about food allergies in schools; the importance of establishing relationships with school food service directors, and more.

Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (July 2013)
Dr. Michael Pistiner of AllergyHome.org, and Sally Schoessler of the National Association of School Nurses, provide tips on how to work with your school nurse to set up a plan to keep your food-allergic child safe at school.


Parenting and Lifestyle Topics

Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies (February 2013)
Yael Weinstein, MA, inspires us on how to celebrate birthdays despite dietary restrictions. Dr. Megan Edison, a pediatrician and mother of children with food allergies shares her tips as well.

Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies (November 2012)
Two allergists share their own families' stories about dealing with food allergies during the holiday season. Learn new strategies and tips on how to keep your children safe from unsafe food from Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano and Dr. Michael Pistiner.

Parties, Playdates and Babysitters (May 2013)
Dr. Michael Pistiner and Dr. Sarah Boudrea-Romano answer questions on how to safely transition care for a child with food allergies to a play date, party or babysitter.

Taking Food Allergies in Stride (January 2013)
Food allergy author Linda Coss talks about the emotional and social impacts of food allergies and how you can raise your child to be well-adjusted.


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