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8/21/13 2:22 PM
 
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This is a favorite topic that we start each year to help us all come up with creative, healthy, allergy-friendly lunch ideas. If you'd like to view past suggestions (there are hundreds!), view our previous years' topics: What's in your...
 
8/9/13 3:44 PM
 
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Hi all.  First time posting.  My apologies beforehand for my frantic post, but I'm very worried at the moment.  My son (about to turn 4) is about to start preschool on the Aug 20, and they are fighting me on having his epi pen follow...
 
Isaiah, 7 with multilple food allergies
5/14/13 8:19 PM
 
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First Day of Pre-K
9/13/12 11:40 AM
 
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First grader with peanut allergy
9/6/12 8:21 PM
 
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2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights
12/4/13 4:34 PM
 
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OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT 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...
 
A Review of State School Policies for Protecting Kids with Allergies and Asthma
9/11/13 4:09 PM
 
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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on September 10, 2013 featuring guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, VP of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, co-founder of...
 
1/7/14 7:44 PM
 
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Link to video Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at Nationwide Children's Children's Hospital, and a medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies, is featured in this video and article supporting increased access to epinephrine in schools....
 
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help
2/18/13 10:00 AM
 
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help   by Karen Stickler , PsyD, MA   If nearly 35 percent of children aged 5 and older with food allergies are bullied [1] , how can we prepare our children and keep them safe?...
 
Creating Wellness Policies That Are Safer for Students with Food Allergy
5/9/14 12:52 PM
 
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We are looking out for children with food allergies in schools!  We recently filed a formal comment on the federal government's proposal to improve wellness at school. Our bottom line:  Schools should develop policies that make schools...
 
Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?
1/4/14 2:49 PM
 
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FREE Webinar: School Section 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans for Food Allergy  Register to reserve your online seat -- HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED!  RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: January 14, 2014 ...
 
9/13/12 12:57 PM
 
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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation supports legislation that would provide undesignated epinephrine in schools to help staff treat any student (including those suffering a reaction for the first time) suffering a severe allergic reaction."A Prince...
 
4/23/13 2:07 PM
 
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Thank you to Erin Bohacek, a KFA member, for speaking up on the issue of stocking epinephrine in Florida schools. Her story can be found in the Tampa Bay Times: "Thousands of kids with undiagnosed allergies to food and insect bites aren't able to...
 
12/4/12 6:10 PM
 
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Holiday treats, birthday parties, lunchtime and snack time can pose risks for students across the nation. Dr. Ruchi Gupta wrote an opinion piece for CNN on why Congress should pass the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act: How to...
 
My First Day of School with Food Allergies
9/10/12 2:51 PM
 
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My First Day of School with Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Event: At the end of each day this week, we will select a random winner to receive a gift package from our event sponsor, Applegate. To participate, you must login or register for our online...
 
New Federal Law Encourages Schools to Stock Undesignated Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies
11/13/13 4:27 PM
 
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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Has Been Signed into Law President Obama has signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into federal law.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one...
 
New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies
7/30/13 12:08 PM
 
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New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health “Honor Roll” as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, DC – PRNewswire-USNewswire –...
 
Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea
8/21/12 7:02 PM
 
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Earlier this week, Zarah Slay shared a Juice Box Robot picture on KFA's Facebook page.  We shared it with our fans and Marcella Rolwes took the idea, altered it to be safe for her daughter and shared it with us today.  Introducing Perry the...
 
Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)
8/21/13 2:59 PM
 
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Free webinar hosted by Kids With Food Allergies on August 20, 2013 featuring guest speakers Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and Deb Indorato, RD, LDN.  The following is the video recording and a list of resources to help you with nutrition and food safety...
 
Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride
1/16/13 2:09 PM
 
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  1/15/2013 -- This free online class was presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program. Our guest speaker was food allergy author Linda Coss. Dr. Michael Pistiner was our representative from...
 
Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)
8/2/13 1:31 PM
 
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Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies on July 30, 2013 with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN:    Video is one hour long. Please wait a moment to allow the video to buffer before...
 
10/24/13 4:25 PM
 
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A bill in the Pennsylvania Senate (SB 898) would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to require schools in the state to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for use in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Approximately 20-25% of...
 
Potential Food Allergens in Preschool,  School, Camp Crafts & Activities
9/17/13 8:00 PM
 
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According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “Food used in lesson plans for math or science, crafts, and cooking classes may need to be substituted depending on the allergies of the students.” The guide below...
 
9/7/12 5:20 PM
 
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Press Release: Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Announces its 4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt Kids With Food...
 
5/7/13 1:27 AM
 
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National campaign works to put life-saving epinephrine in all schools to combat the dangerous effects of food allergies. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.
 
2/13/13 5:55 PM
 
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Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease.  (The school has a mandatory meal...
 
5/29/12 6:44 PM
 
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School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life Three Rochester school staff members were honored for quickly assessing an allergic reaction and promptly treating a student for anaphylaxis.The parents of a 4-year old Rochester girl say they're...
 
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Awaits President Obama's Signature
11/5/13 3:25 PM
 
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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act  Congress has passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one step closer to becoming law!  It...
 
504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans
1/15/14 6:09 PM
 
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School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
 
School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies
11/13/13 1:07 PM
 
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School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies  by Lynda Mitchell When it comes to creating a safe school environment for food-allergic students, some schools are more cooperative and informed than others. In an effort to keep students with...
 
8/23/12 10:51 PM
 
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Dr. Green has written a special opinion piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette advocating for more awareness and safety protocols for schoolchildren with food allergies.Despite growing awareness of food allergy among the public and medical...
 
KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803
6/9/14 11:16 AM
 
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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803 Last week, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Education Committee successfully reported a bill, HB 803 that would...
 
Kisses, Candies and Parties: Talk with Your Food-Allergic Child to Prevent Allergy Emergencies
2/11/14 6:58 PM
 
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Valentine's Day can bring kisses, cards with candy attached and party treats - Will you be talking with your child or teen with food allergies about how to stay safe for Valentine's Day? Open communication about avoiding allergic triggers and being...
 
9/18/12 1:30 PM
 
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Allergic to Peanuts? Here's a PB&J, Say BulliesBullying goes beyond name calling when it comes to food-allergic kids. "In a survey of 353 food-allergic kids and teens conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), 79...
 
Managing Food Allergies? Essential Back-to-School Tool Kit
8/6/13 5:27 PM
 
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Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has many free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to use to prepare for the upcoming school year and keep students with food allergies safe. ...
 
5/29/12 5:45 PM
 
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Maryland passes law regarding epinephrine in schoolsMaryland has passed a law requiring schools to set up a policy addressing the use of undesignated epinephrine for emergency use. Bill summary and senate version of the ...
 
11/13/12 7:00 PM
 
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Unfortunately food allergy bullying is relatively common.  Hopefully as awareness and education continue to permeate our school communities, understanding and support will make bullying less common. Around 35% of food-allergic children...
 
The Food Allergy Book - What School Employees Need to Know (English and Spanish)
2/5/13 2:08 PM
 
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The National Education Association Health Information Network and the U.S. Department of Agriculture partnered to publish  The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know.  It is available as a free download: Download the...
 
8/21/12 1:36 PM
 
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What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2 We had more than 500 parents, educators, school nurses and physicians attend our informatve back-to-school webinar last week featuring presenters Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, and Nancy...
 
Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP (Video and Resources)
1/16/14 2:19 PM
 
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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA)  , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on January 14, 2014 featuring guest speaker Laurel Francoeur, Esq,  co-founder of Greenlaurel Solutions,...
 
8/2/12 2:01 PM
 
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 KFA's Webinar on Food Allergies in SchoolWe had a very large turnout for our recent webinar on Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know and we received hundreds of questions. We will be addressing these questions in future webinars,...
 
8/20/13 2:06 PM
 
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This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty...
 
Free Food Allergy ToolKit Now Available as a Pilot for School Nurses
6/5/13 12:32 PM
 
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For School Nurses: The Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) School Based Food Allergy Manual/Toolkit for schools are ready to pilot.  School nurses and school(s) are invited to participate at no charge. Materials from the National FAME...
 
8/23/12 10:14 PM
 
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AllergyHome.org Releases a Free Online Food Allergy Training Module for School Staff Nation-WideAllergyHome.org releases a free 30 minute food allergy training module consistent with food allergy guidance documents to help school nurses and health...
 
7/16/13 12:00 PM
 
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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc,  will give you their expert insights about how you can partner with your child's school nurse for a safe school year managing food allergy. This webinar...