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10 Tips for Getting Your Child Off to a New School Safely

Kids With Food Allergies ·
NEW TO SCHOOL OR NEW TO FOOD ALLERGIES? My son graduated from college last year. Kindergarten was a long time ago for us. But, I can still remember how worried I was to send him off to a new school. I wasn't sure if the school was familiar with food...
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2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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A Review of State School Policies for Protecting Kids with Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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About Section 504 Plans for Students with Food Allergy (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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As Schools Boost Access to EpiPens, Do Teachers Know How to Use Them?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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....
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Back-to-School: A Week of Egg-Free Lunch Box Ideas

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Check any lunch box and you will find egg-laden baked goods and mayo on sandwiches and salads. Avoiding eggs doesn't have to mean dry sandwiches! Don't pack another boring egg-free lunch until you check out our yummy ideas!   Photo credit:...
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Back-to-School: A Week of Milk-Free Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Milk products, especially yogurt, cheese and cream cheese, seem to be lunch box staples. Packing a fun and healthy lunch without them can be a challenge.  This week of milk-free lunch box alternatives is the answer to boring lunches.  ...
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Back-to-School: A Week of PB&J Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Kids want a fun and tasty lunch. Parents want a safe and healthy lunch their kids will actually eat. With peanut and other food allergies on the rise, more families are looking for alternatives to the traditional PB&J. This week of peanut-free lunch box options is sure to satisfy kids and their parents. Monday : Cheese and pear sandwich spread lightly toasted bread with a thin layer of honey mustard, top with a slice of cheese and thinly sliced pear. Pack...
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Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Sandwiches are often a go-to lunch option - unless you have to avoid wheat or gluten. Wheat-free does not have to mean the end of tasty lunches.  It just means you have to get a little more creative.  Try our wheat- and gluten-free twists on...
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Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

KFA Medical Advisory Team ·
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?   Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life and distress in children and their parents. Bullying victims can be at increased risk for suicide. In addition, bullying of children with food...
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New Law in New Jersey Will Save Children's Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Christie has officially signed New Jersey's epinephrine stocking bill into law! This law will REQUIRE schools in the state to keep a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. Thank you to all the advocates in New Jersey who worked so hard to...
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New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 –...
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Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  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...
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Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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First Day of School Photos for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Back-to-school season is here! Join Kids With Food Allergies and celebrate the beginning of another successful year. We'd love to see your child's first day of school photo. Let’s show children with food allergies living full and happy lives!...
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FL: Parents Want Schools to be Allowed to Stock Life-Saving EpiPens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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The Food Allergy Book - What School Employees Need to Know (English and Spanish)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2

Lynda ·
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...
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Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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,...
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Food Allergy To-Do Lists Before School Ends for Summer Break

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Around the U.S., school days are winding down, if they are not over already! As a parent of a child with food allergies, there are a few remaining items on your to-do list.    Is your child's class having an end-of-year party or field day...
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KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

melkorey ·
 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,...
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Mylan Kicks Off Second Year of Providing Free EpiPenĀ® (Epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to U.S. Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Free Food Allergy ToolKit Now Available as a Pilot for School Nurses

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Free Online Food Allergy Training for School Staff Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Free Toolkit for Schools: Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Free Webinar: Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  RSVP:     Reserve your seat by registering   WHEN:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015   TIME:    1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time   WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   If you have a child...
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Free Webinar: How Can the Food Allergy Management and Education Toolkit Help Your School?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Free Webinar: How to Partner with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies Join us to learn about Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies with award-winning author and school nutrition educator Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and KFA Nutrition...
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Mylan Specialty Offers Free EpiPenĀ® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to Schools Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
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FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School

melkorey ·
FREE Webinar: What Parents of Children with Food Allergies Need to Know About Food Allergy in School Many parents don't know where to start when they need to send their children off to school with food allergies. Attend this free webinar and you will...
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Georgia Training Its Teachers How to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Georgia is one of seven states that allows schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). During a severe allergic reaction, seconds count.  Georgia schools are now training...
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KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Kisses, Candies and Parties: Talk with Your Food-Allergic Child to Prevent Allergy Emergencies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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79% of Kids with Food Allergies Report Being Bullied

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergic to Peanuts? Here's a PB&J, Say Bullies Bullying 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 percent reported bullying, teasing, or harassment related to their food allergies. Of those bullied, 57 percent described events in which someone touched them with their allergen, waved it in front of them, or threw it at them." Read more as...
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Managing Food Allergies? Essential Back-to-School Tool Kit

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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. ...
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Maryland Passes Law Regarding Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 ...
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Canadian Researchers Talk To Teens with Food Allergies About Staying Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As parents of children with food allergies, we often come to the KFA Community when our kids are young. Someday, they will be teenagers and moving towards independent adulthood. But as teenagers, they are at a higher risk for fatal food allergy...
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How to Ensure No Schoolchild Dies from Allergy Attack

KFA News Team ·
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...
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Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Michelle O’Riordan’s daughter Ciara, a fifth-grade student at Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, Georgia, asked her school principal to meet with her to discuss food allergy issues and the need for more awareness, she had...
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Creating Wellness Policies That Are Safer for Students with Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 ...
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Does Your State Protect Students with Asthma and Food Allergies? Free Webinar

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Register Now August 12, 2014 at 1pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific   Food allergies, asthma, and environmental allergies at school present serious concerns. Some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these...
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Pennsylvania Considers Stocking Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Potential Food Allergens in Preschool, School, Camp Crafts & Activities

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Preparing for School with Food Allergies and Asthma (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on July 1, 2014 featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation below answers common...
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