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Kids With Food Allergies Named 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. November 14, 2014 8:00 AM
My son has multiple food allergies and this group has been very helpful and supportive. I joined when he was an infant and now he is 15. I recommend it to anyone dealing with food allergies. The doctors are great but the advice from parents is the...
 
Pennsylvania Schools to Protect Children from Life-Threatening Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. November 13, 2014 1:40 PM
Governor Signs House Bill 803, which Permits Schools to Store Epinephrine for Emergency Use & Train Employees to Administer Medication   (Doylestown, PA) – The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today applauded Pennsylvania...
 
Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. November 5, 2014 12:27 PM · 1 comment
Dear Advocates, Thank you to all who took action to support epinephrine stocking in Pennsylvania schools! The bill HB 803, which allows schools to keep a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies, has been approved by...
 
How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 1:30 PM
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween   Halloween candy can present risks for children with food allergies. Some parents choose to trade their child's candy for safe candy or for non-food treats and prizes. (The...
 
2014 Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 12:46 PM · 1 comment
Much has changed about the perceived safety of influenza vaccine in egg allergic individuals. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Allergy and College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology no longer...
 
Food Allergy Nonprofit Featured on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 27, 2014 12:37 PM
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, was featured on The Balancing Act ® airing on Lifetime Television ® . The first episode in a series dedicated to spreading food allergies awareness...
 
Allergy Foundation Says Pennsylvania Schools Should Stock Life-Saving Allergy Medications
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 23, 2014 4:21 PM
ALLERGY FOUNDATION SAYS PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS SHOULD STOCK LIFE-SAVING ALLERGY MEDICATIONS National Patient Organization Urges Governor Corbett to Sign Important Bill   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today called on...
 
Virtual Halloween Contest for Kids with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 20, 2014 2:29 PM · 1 comment
You're invited to participate in our 8th annual Halloween costume parade! Show us how you safely celebrate Halloween -  add photos of your costumes, your teal pumpkins or your Halloween parties . You could win one of five fantastic...
 
Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 17, 2014 3:42 PM · 1 comment
Two years ago when Becky Basalone and her two young sons first painted a pumpkin teal, she had no idea where that little pumpkin would lead. Becky had recently started FACET (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee), an AAFA-affiliated support group....
 
Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 9, 2014 12:37 PM · 16 comments
The CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs recommends the “use of non-food incentives for prizes, gifts, and awards.” This practice is also recommended...
 
Tips to Safely Celebrate Halloween at Home and at School (New Handout)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 9, 2014 12:30 PM
Halloween can be a fun and exciting holiday for children, but it is not without risk for those with food allergies. Families raising children with food allergies need to take extra precautions in order to keep their children safe....
 
Food Allergies and Your Child – What Now?
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 9, 2014 12:19 PM · 2 comments
Pompano Beach, FL. October 8, 2014 –  Getting a diagnosis that your child has a food allergy is life changing – for you, your child and your entire family. Allergic reactions to food can be serious and life-threatening. Did you...
 
Free Webinar: How Parents Can Change Laws to Protect Students with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 9, 2014 12:10 PM
RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   Because of strong efforts by food allergy parent advocates in the last 3...
 
Free Webinar: Pioneering Medical Perspectives on Childhood Asthma
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 6, 2014 6:28 PM
Pioneering Medical Perspectives on Childhood Asthma Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the American Thoracic Society for a Webinar on October 8. 2014   Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: ...
 
Sephora in Brooklyn Hosting Event to Benefit Kids With Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. October 2, 2014 12:03 PM
SEPHORA IN BROOKLYN FUNDRAISER WILL BENEFIT KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES The Event Caps a Months-Long Awareness Effort to Reach New Families (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – October 1, 2014) Food allergies affect 1 in 13 school children in the U.S. In an effort...
 
Founder of KFA Honored as Pioneer for Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. September 29, 2014 3:33 PM · 7 comments
Congratulations to our very own Lynda Mitchell for receiving recognition for being a pioneer for those with food allergy. She received this award this past weekend at the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference. Lynda is the founder of Kids With Food...
 
Asthma & Allergy Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. September 26, 2014 1:00 PM
Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and...
 
Free Toolkit for Schools: Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. September 25, 2014 11:49 AM
Kathleen McDarby, RN, MPH and program manager of the Food Allergy Management and Education toolkit shares the toolkit and how to use it to protect students with food allergies at your school. She is joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, a board...
 
Free Webinar: How Can the Food Allergy Management and Education Toolkit Help Your School?
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. September 16, 2014 9:00 AM
FREE WEBINAR:   How Can the Food Allergy Management And Education (FAME) Toolkit Help Your Child and Your Child's School? RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time...
 
About Section 504 Plans for Students with Food Allergy (Video and Resources)
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. August 29, 2014 7:33 PM
Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. This webinar was presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America...
 
 
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