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New Jersey Epinephrine Bill Will Save Children's Lives
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. December 8, 2014 4:56 PM
Dear Advocate, The New Jersey Senate is currently considering a bill (S801) that would require schools in the state to keep a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies. If a student experiences a severe allergic...
 
Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue
by Cary Sennett Cary Sennett is offline. Click for Member Snapshot. November 29, 2014 12:38 PM · 2 comments
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in response to my letter to the President of the Clawson, MI Board of Education on Wednesday. I have been following this conversation closely, and greatly appreciate the time you have taken to share your comments...
 
AAFA Responds to Clawson Board of Education Member's Shameful Remarks About Kids with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 25, 2014 6:50 PM · 1 comment
This open letter to the President of the Clawson, Michigan Board of Education is in response to remarks made about children with food allergies by a board member at a recent board meeting .     November 25, 2014   Kevin A. Turner...
 
Tips to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 24, 2014 6:29 PM
CELEBRATING AT HOME Thanksgiving is an important time to connect with friends and family and to reflect on all you have to be thankful for. You will need to plan in advance to ensure everyone is safe since the holiday itself centers on the traditional...
 
Keep Kids with Food Allergies Safe During the Holidays
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 24, 2014 11:50 AM
Keep the holidays happy this season! Educate your loved ones about your child's food allergies before holiday events to help keep them safe and happy. Today more than 6-million kids and their families are managing a food allergy. Holiday time can be...
 
How Your Holiday Shopping Can Help Kids with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 17, 2014 12:53 PM
If you'll be shopping on Amazon.com for Cyber Monday (or anytime, really), bookmark this link to use and you'll be supporting Kids With Food Allergies (KFA):  http://www.amazon.com/ ?tag=kidswithfooda-20 When you enter the Amazon site using this...
 
The Balancing Act® Focuses on Kids with Food Allergies
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. Click for Member Snapshot. November 17, 2014 12:04 PM
As part of its programming dedicated to help raise awareness and offer resources for kids with food allergies, The Balancing Act® will feature the non-profit organization Kids With Food Allergies in the show airing on Thursday, November 20 at...
 
Kids With Food Allergies Named 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
by Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies is online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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 online. 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...
 
 
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