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10 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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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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10 Years of Keeping Kids With Food Allergies Safe and Healthy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  It’s hard to believe that Kids With Food Allergies is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We opened our doors on February 28, 2005, offering online support, web-based education and recipe help for families.   Through a merger in...
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15 Easy Ways to Get Involved for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in educating others about the prevalence and seriousness of food allergies and anaphylaxis and related allergic...
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15 Ways to Get Involved for Food Allergy Awareness Month / Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is national Asthma and Allergy awareness month, and the week of May 12-18 is dedicated to raising awareness about food allergies. Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in educating others about...
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#1in13 US Children Has a Food Allergy - Including Mine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids with food allergies need to be careful about what they eat and touch. Foods that seem “safe” can have hidden allergens and cause a reaction. With careful planning, a parent can make sure their child has safe food to eat. They also...
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2012 Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo

Lynda ·
Strides for Safe Kids® Mall Walk and Expo (in Philadelphia) 4th Annual Food Allergy Fundraiser to Benefit Kids With Food Allergies Foundation September 9, 2012 10am-1pm (registration starts at 9) Plymouth Meeting Mall (indoors) Pre-register...
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2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There’s More to Asthma than Meets the Air (May 8, 2013) Nearly 25 million people right here in the U.S. are living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are...
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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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2013 Spring Pollen Capitals

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released the 2013 Spring Allergy Capitals report naming the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies during the spring. This year Jackson, MS came in at number one, followed by Knoxville,...
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2014 Faces of Food Allergies Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May 11 - 17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week The Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) fourth annual Faces of Food Allergies campaign is now officially open! Join our photo-sharing event to show that children with food allergies can live full and happy lives...
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2014 Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food allergies are the rise in the United States and no one knows the reasons why. Food allergies are often misunderstood by the public and used as punchlines in jokes. But food allergies are no laughing matter.   A food allergy occurs when the...
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5 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-17), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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A Child With Food Allergies Must Be Food Allergy Aware Every Single Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
While May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week, a child with food allergies must be food allergy aware every single day. During this week dedicated to raising awareness of food allergies, please help us continue to change lives. Thanks to your support...
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A Growing Food Allergy Epidemic: One in 13 U.S. Children Has a Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food allergies are on the rise, but no one knows why. The percentage of children with a food allergy has increased by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. One in 13 U.S. children now has a food allergy. Around 15 million people in the United States have a...
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AAAAI: Introducing Egg to Infants with Eczema

Kids With Food Allergies ·
http://www.aaaai.org/global/la...-infants-eczema.aspx Infants with eczema are much more likely to develop a food allergy than infants who do not have the condition.  Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in...
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AAFA Explains "Pollen Tsunami" to Daily Show's Jon Stewart

melkorey ·
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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AAFA Releases List of States That Shine in Allergy, Asthma Management for Schools

KFA News Team ·
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...
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AAFA Responds to FDA Cumin Warning

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to people with peanut allergies, advising them to consider staying away from all food products containing ground cumin or cumin powder after a wave of recalls. Ground cumin, apparently...
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ACAAI Says Children with Asthma Do Not Need to Be Routinely Tested for Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology​ disagrees with study findings that are circulating on the news and social media regarding asthma and peanut allergy. The ACAAI says children with asthma do not need to be routinely tested for...
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Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You cannot rely on antihistamines like Benadryl to treat anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. Epinephrine is safe and comes in an easy-to-use device called an...
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Can Early Childhood Allergies Predict Risks for Asthma?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Researchers identify children at risk for developing asthma by tracking their allergic patterns   Houston, TX – Researchers have been closely following children from the Cincinnati Childhood Allergy and Air Pollution Study birth cohort and...
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Can We Improve Peanut Allergy Diagnosis with New Laboratory Tests?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice investigated the usefulness of peanut-specific allergic antibody levels for the diagnosis of peanut allergy. The researchers analyzed the usefulness...
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New Food Find: Peanut-Free Seed Butters for Those with Peanut Allergy

KFA Food Bloggers ·
These #NewFoodFinds offer some exciting options for those who are managing peanut or tree nut allergies.   The number of alternatives to peanut butter is rising, keeping up with the increase in children with allergies. This growing number of food...
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New Food Find: Milk and Soy Free Cheese Wedges by Daiya

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Food Find for Milk and Soy Allergy:  Daiya has created three new "cheese substitutes" that are sold in block form, so you can slice, cube or grate them. The available flavors are Cheddar, Jack and Jalapeno Garlic Havarti. Daiya wedges...
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Nothing “Sneaky” About This Chef Chairing Annual Food Allergy Event

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Author, Chef, and Food Allergy Mom Missy Chase Lapine to Host 6 th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo   DOYLESTOWN, PA (August 25, 2014) – Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...
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Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges by Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MS Ed, RN Perhaps your child has had a known food allergy for some time, and now there's reason to believe that the allergy may have been outgrown. Maybe you're in the initial diagnosis...
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Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on July 28, 2015, called “Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect.”    Irene Mikhail, MD, an allergist immunologist at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Ohio, discussed: Why and...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Outgrowing Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?Most children eventually outgrow milk, egg, soy, and wheat allergy. Fewer children outgrow peanut and tree nut allergy. Outgrowing a childhood allergy may occur as late as the teenage years. Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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Pairing Xolair (Omalizumab) with Oral Immunotherapy Improves Outcome for Milk Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pairing Oral Immunotherapy with Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Reduces Dosing-Related Side Effects and Time Needed to Reach Maintenance Dose   SAN DIEGO, CA – Omalizumab is an immunomodulator medication, which means it acts...
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Peanut Allergic Teen Builds Business from Ground Up

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thirteen-year-old Lily Pinto, co-founder of Don’t Go Nuts , is proving that you don’t have to be an adult to be able to help others in a big way. Don’t Go Nuts makes foods that are completely nut-free, “from field to...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Best Foods Deer Cumin Powder 7 Ounce and 14 Ounce

KFA Recall Announcements ·
Best Foods Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Deer Cumin Powder 7 Ounce and Deer Cumin Powder 14 Ounce   Contact: Consumer: 1-732-650-1300 Ext 222   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 6, 2015 – Edison, NJ – Best...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Fannie May Heart Shaped Box of Chocolates

Lynda ·
Fannie May Issues A Voluntary Recall Of Its 4.0 Oz. Heart-shaped Box Of Assorted Chocolates Due To Undeclared Peanuts Contact: Consumer: 1-330-494-0833 Ext. 193   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2014 - Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. (...
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Hidden Names for "Milk" on Labels (Avoidance List for Milk Allergy)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hidden Names That Contain Milk Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has updated its free PDF guides on how to read a label for milk allergy. Foods covered by the FDA labeling laws that contain...
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How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Take and share our " How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You? " quiz! It is a quick way to find out how much you know about food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergic diseases. You'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card and earn bonus...
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If a Band of Pirates Can Do It, So Can You!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Ahoy mateys!  While pirate crews are typically known for plundering, this band is known for giving.  Sarah Prye discovered Kids With Food Allergies in the summer of 2012, just a few months after her cheerful son Jack was diagnosed with...
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Sublingual (Under-the-Tongue) Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Peanut Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut AllergyNIH-Funded Clinical Study is One of the First to Evaluate Sublingual Immunotherapy as a Peanut Allergy Treatment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 WHAT: A new study supported by the...
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Instant Hand Sanitizers Do Not Prevent Food Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children can react to an allergen (food protein) by eating a food they’re allergic to. They can also react by touching something that has traces of that food on it, such as peanut butter residue. Usually this will result in a local reaction like...
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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Launches iPhone App

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Got Food Allergies? Want to stay connected? There's an app for that available on the iPhone from Kids With Food Allergies! Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Launches iPhone AppNation’s Largest Online Support Community App Is Like Having...
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Is There Anything Parents Can Do to Prevent Their Babies from Developing Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Is there anything pregnant or nursing moms can to do delay or prevent the development of food allergies in their babies? If a baby is at risk for developing food allergies, is there anything parents can do to prevent their babies from developing...
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Itchy Mouth After Eating Fruits and Vegetables?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Do you or your child get an itchy mouth after eating fresh fruits? Dr. Vaishali  Mankad explains oral allergy syndrome, food allergy and pollen allergy cross-reactivity: CROSS-REACTIVITY BETWEEN POLLEN AND FOODS (POLLEN-FOOD SYNDROME OR ORAL...
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Jacob Had an Unexpected Biphasic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
    Becky is walking for Kids With Food Allergies on September 7 in Plymouth Meeting, PA. She describes her son Jacob's experience on their fundraising page: He is anaphylaxis-free for 8 years and counting! Unfortunately, that day in June...
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Jo Frost Talks About Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Jo Frost, also known as Supernanny, shared her insights with us about living with food allergies herself and tips for parents raising children with food allergies.   Childcare expert and child advocate Jo Frost, also known to many of her...
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Journalist, Philanthropist Lynn Doyle Named Honorary Chair for Annual Food Allergy Event

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Fifth Annual “Strides for Safe Kids” is More than a Walk, It’s an Event Doylestown, Pa. August 20, 2013 – Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the nation’s leading allergy and asthma charity, the Asthma and...
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FDA Gives Experimental Peanut Allergy Patch Special Status Designed to Speed Review

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Food and Drug Administration agreed to review a skin patch for peanut allergy on an expedited basis following positive results of recent clinical trials, the company said Thursday.   DBV Technologies said that the FDA granted its Viaskin...
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FDA Study Finds Milk in Most Dark Chocolate, No Matter What Label Says

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This FDA Consumer Update sheds further light on the results of an FDA study on milk in dark chocolate shared previously . For more detail,  read the study results .   In This Update: Read ‘May’ as ‘Likely’ Not Quite...
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Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children With Egg Allergies Can Safely Receive Flu Vaccine, Multi-Center Study Finds"The new study, published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, is good news for children who've had severe egg allergies, given the prevalence of the...
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Flying with Food Allergies (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 June 17, 2014 featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD. The...
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Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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