Food Allergy News and Research
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You're Invited to an Important Food Allergy Research Meeting
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. August 20, 2015 3:35 PM
An important public workshop about food allergy is happening soon. You can attend in person or listen live from your computer.   Where: Keck Center in Washington, D.C. When: August 31 and September 1   The speakers include board-certified...
 
Visit KFA's School Planning Zone for Must-Have Food Allergy Management Tools
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. August 18, 2015 4:22 PM
Back-to-school season is here! Join Kids With Food Allergies and celebrate the beginning of another successful year.    Visit our  School Planning Zone  for many free resources for families and school staff for managing food...
 
AAFA Giving Educational Support Groups Copies of Kyle Dine's New Food Allergy DVD for Schools
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. August 17, 2015 4:38 PM
Thousands of families with food allergies know Kyle Dine as a talented musician. Now, the performer is bringing his food allergy education into the classroom.        Every  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)...
 
AAFA Releases List of States That Shine in Allergy, Asthma Management for Schools
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 12, 2015 3:52 PM
All children learn best in a safe, healthy school setting. It is even more important for children with conditions like asthma and food allergies.   Asthma is a leading cause of missed time from school. And students at risk for severe allergic...
 
AAFA Supports New Bill to Improve Safety for Airline Passengers with Severe Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. August 10, 2015 12:04 PM
  Families at risk for severe allergic reactions often find flying incredibly stressful.   There is no one national policy for airlines. Each company can set its own rules. And, families may be told one thing when they book a flight, and...
 
Milk Allergy Alert: McDonald's Fried Chicken Items
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 7, 2015 8:30 PM
New Menu Item Will Contain Milk and Will Use a Shared Fryer   McDonald’s USA announced a change that affects families with milk allergy.   The fast food chain will start offering Buttermilk Crispy Chicken on August 10, 2015.   The...
 
Wheat Allergy Alert: Burger King French Fries
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 7, 2015 8:25 PM
Burger King Starts Cooking French Fries in Fryer Shared with Wheat   A new Burger King® change affects families with a wheat allergy or celiac disease.    The company said the french fries are now cooked in the same fryer as...
 
Survey Shows Gaps in Primary Care Doctors’ Allergy Knowledge
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 3, 2015 4:30 PM
Two studies published in 2015 have shown gaps in physicians’ knowledge about allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) published a study in January 2015 . It found large differences in knowledge and attitudes about...
 
5 Most Popular Food Allergy Blog Posts So Far This Year
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. July 27, 2015 11:30 AM
  Which blog posts did our community members find the most popular in the first half of 2015? In case you missed one, or are a new member, here’s a recap! Our top five posts were roughly split between food and health-related articles. Cumin...
 
Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 15, 2015 11:52 AM · 8 comments
A recent media report said epinephrine auto-injectors are in short supply and/or not available nationwide. This report is incorrect. The report has led to panic among many living with food allergies.     Any such report is a gross...
 
Study Identifies Risk Factors for Biphasic Reactions in Children with Anaphylaxis
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 2, 2015 1:39 PM
Which children are at risk for a second, severe allergic reaction hours after the first? The largest study to date looked at these so-called biphasic anaphylactic reactions. It found 5 predictors to identify risk factors, a recent study reported....
 
5 Quick Tips for Staying Safe at Picnics with a Food Allergy
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. July 1, 2015 1:23 PM
In the summer, many people entertain and visit outdoors. For families with little ones with food allergies and other allergic diseases, this has many advantages. You are outside and away from other people’s kitchens or other triggers, such as...
 
AAFA Praises Supreme Court Decision on Health Care
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 28, 2015 4:52 PM
Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is Good News for Patients   Landover, MD (June 25, 2015) - The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds the Supreme Court’s decision that the Affordable Care Act...
 
Parents Give Variety of Reasons for Putting Off Food Challenges
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 25, 2015 1:33 PM
What causes parents to delay an oral food challenge for their children?   An oral food challenge (OFC) is the only way to determine whether a food allergy exists. Sometimes both the child and the parent can be nervous about eating a food they...
 
FDA Allows Peanut Immunotherapy Treatments to Advance
by KFA News Team KFA News Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 25, 2015 11:00 AM
  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agreed to expedite the review of a specially formulated peanut product. The peanut product, called AR101, is being studied as a potential allergy treatment. The status was granted after the company...
 
AAFA Co-Sponsoring Important National Study about Food Allergy
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 24, 2015 2:41 PM
  The  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  (AAFA) is co-sponsoring an important study about food allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. KFA hosts the largest support community serving families with...
 
Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 23, 2015 11:55 AM · 1 comment
Summer camp takes many forms: private day camps, sleep away camps, city recreation camps, or camps that focus on sports or art.   Many children enjoy and take part each year. For parents of children with food allergies, it is often another hurdle...
 
Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. June 15, 2015 4:06 PM · 8 comments
UPDATE:   We support a Congressional effort to improve airline safety for people with severe allergies . Join AAFA's Action Network and tell your senators you care about this issue today !   What happens if a passenger has an allergic...
 
New Guidelines: When to Feed Peanuts to Infants
by KFA Medical Advisory Team KFA Medical Advisory Team is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. June 4, 2015 1:16 PM · 5 comments
Since February, the food allergy community has been waiting to see how – or if -  a study hailed as a “landmark”  would change recommendations about feeding young infants at risk for developing a peanut allergy. This week,...
 
AAFA Explains
by melkorey melkorey is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. May 29, 2015 3:03 PM
Have you ever wondered why every year the news media appears to portray the springtime allergy season as “the worst allergy season ever?” Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, asked that same question. In classic Daily...
 
 
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