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FREE Webinar: Are Your Schools Safe? State Policies on Food Allergy, Asthma and Allergies
9/10/13 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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My First Day of School Photo-Sharing Event
September 10, 2012 - September 14, 2012
 
 
Take Strides for Safe Kids to Raise Funds for Kids With Food Allergies
9/8/13 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Plymouth Meeting, PA
 
Peaches n' cream cupcakes
7/8/13 6:43 PM
 
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youngest of 3, only one with food allergies
5/9/13 10:02 PM
 
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Kinley's skin test 11/12 9 months old
5/13/13 4:53 PM
 
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Kinley's skin test 4/13 15 months old
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7/23/13 1:07 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Download this free quick guide to essential information for parenting a food-allergic child written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, chair of the medical advisory team of Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...
 
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...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers
5/7/12 3:09 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
New Food Find: Qrunch Burgers are Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free and Vegan These quinoa veggie burgers are soy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, corn-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, meat-free and are made from organic...
 
5/18/12 2:08 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Did you know? There is not enough evidence to recommend routine food allergy testing before introducing highly allergenic foods (such as milk, egg, and peanut) to children who are at a high risk of reacting to these foods. Children at high risk are...
 
10/9/12 4:21 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Family Circle shares a Q&A with actress Julie Bowen who recently has been spreading awareness about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction. Julie Bowen's son is allergic to peanuts, walnuts and bees, and has partnered with...
 
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 Food Find: Be Free Bakers (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan)
10/12/12 2:37 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Be Free Bakers: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Baking Mixes and Baked Goods I recently interviewed Jennifer Ward, owner of Be Free Bakers, and was touched by her enthusiasm for offering allergy-friendly goods. Her family-run business...
 
New Allergy-Friendly Snack Bars and Cereal from Enjoy Life Foods
3/7/13 1:18 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
This week, Enjoy Life Foods has made two big announcements.   The first is that due to popular demand, they are bringing back Perky's Crunchy Rice cereal (originally called Nutty Rice).  It is gluten-free, free of the top 8 allergens (milk,...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
4/20/12 2:58 PM
 
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New Food Find for Multiple Food Allergies: Cybele's Free-to-Eat CookiesCybele Pascal revealed a new line of allergy-friendly, certified gluten-free, vegan and Kosher cookies at the Natural Products Expo West last month. The cookies come in three...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Spice Coatings from Namaste Foods
6/5/12 4:33 PM
 
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New Food Find: Namaste Foods Spice Coatings Free of Multiple Allergens Namaste Foods introduces four new gluten-free coating mixes made with flax meal and whole grain flours:Italian HerbHot 'n SpicyHomestyleBarbecueThese spice coatings can be used on...
 
4/16/12 2:21 PM
 
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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...
 
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges
12/5/13 11:53 AM
 
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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...
 
5/18/12 6:51 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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...
 
5/15/12 5:40 PM
 
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Did you know? Epinephrine should be given immediately to treat anaphylaxis. Delays in giving epinephrine to patients can result in rapid decline and death within 30 to 60 minutes. Epinephrine acts immediately, but it may be necessary to give repeat...
 
Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
10/28/13 5:29 PM
 
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Share a picture of your costumed child safely celebrating Halloween with food allergies and you could win a dairy-free, soy-free gift pack from Go Veggie plus a t-shirt from Kids With Food Allergies. Two grand prize winners will receive $100 gift card...
 
2/5/13 3:33 PM
 
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FDA: Foods Must Contain What Label SaysFebruary 4, 2013 As someone who cares about what your family eats, you make it a practice when shopping to read the labels on food packages.  And you have the right to expect that the information on the...
 
5/13/13 7:30 AM
 
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Did you know? Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Asthma:  Asthma and food allergy often coexist in children and adults. Food allergy is associated with severe asthma.  Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
 
5/16/13 7:30 AM
 
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Did you know? Confirmation of food allergy diagnosis is important.  Parent and patient reports of food allergy must be confirmed by a workup from a healthcare professional because multiple studies show that 50-90% of presumed food allergies are...
 
5/15/13 7:30 AM
 
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Did you know?  Both unintentional and intentional exposures to food allergens can be life-threatening.  However, there is no evidence that unintentional or intentional exposures to food allergens alter the natural history of food...
 
5/14/13 7:30 AM
 
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Did you know?  Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Eczema:  Eczema and food allergy can occur together. When tolerance develops to a food, the reintroduction of that food in the diet will not result in recurrence or worsening...
 
5/17/13 11:24 AM
 
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Did you know?  The experts recommend using oral food challenges under physician supervision for diagnosing food allergy.  The double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge is the “gold standard.”  However, a...
 
5/14/13 1:30 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Did you know?  Family history of allergic diseases and the presence of eczema are risk factors for the development of both sensitization to food and confirmed food allergy.  Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
 
5/13/13 1:00 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Did you know?  The severity of allergic reactions to foods is due to many factors and is variable.  The severity of a reaction cannot be accurately predicted by the degree of severity of past reactions, nor by the level of blood levels for...
 
8/21/12 7:50 AM
 
Blog Entry by Lynda offline
Support our efforts to educate families and save children's lives, and you can earn some nice incentives as our way of saying, "thank you!" Now through the end of 2012, if you hold a fundraiser as part of our Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and...
 
5/14/12 2:59 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Did you know?Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, can occur as:A single reaction that occurs immediately after exposure to the allergenic food and gets better with or without treatment within the first minutes to hours. Symptoms do not recur...
 
5/14/12 6:18 PM
 
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Did you know? Not eating the allergenic food is currently the safest way to manage food allergy and prevent symptoms. Your healthcare professional should work with you to decide whether certain related foods also should be avoided. Source: NIH...
 
5/16/12 4:30 PM
 
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Did you know? The U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 requires food labels (on foods regulated by the FDA) to list which of the eight major food allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and crustacean...
 
5/17/12 7:12 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Did you know? Most food allergens cause reactions even after they have been cooked or digested. Some allergens, most often from fruits and vegetables, cause allergic reactions only when eaten raw. Food oils, such as soy, corn, peanut, and sesame, may...
 
5/15/12 1:03 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Did you know? Food allergy affects 5% of children under the age of 5 and 4% of children aged 5 to 17 years and adults in the United States. Prevalence rates in the United States: • Peanut: 0.6% • Tree nuts: 0.4–0.5% •...
 
5/17/12 1:21 PM
 
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Did you know? If someone has food allergy, he or she is more likely to have asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), or exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in...
 
6/25/13 1:09 PM
 
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Kids With Food Allergies gives a big thank you to Cassie Hagler, a fourth grade New Jersey student who answered our call for allergy-friendly food donations for those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes. Cassie, who has food allergies herself,...
 
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...
 
Organic, Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
3/9/13 6:53 PM
 
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HomeFree is now offering a single-serve pack of their gluten-free Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies.  They are also peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free and dairy-free.   Ingredients  Allergen information from HomeFree: "Made on shared lines...
 
Glutino's New Pretzel Chips and Toaster Pastries
3/11/13 1:00 PM
 
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At the Natural Products Expo West, Glutino debuted their newest product: Gluten-Free Pretzel Chips. They are free of gluten and milk.  They contain SOY.  Glutino has also recently unveiled their new gluten-free toaster pastries (Apple...
 
Helping Allergy Families Affected by the Illinois Storms
11/20/13 8:00 AM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is asking you to help our fellow families in Illinois who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to severe storms and tornadoes. Families who have...
 
6/14/13 1:46 PM
 
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When Kids With Food Allergies created the disaster relief committee, made up of volunteers throughout the country, it included some of our food allergy parents and members with asthma who had been through the Colorado wild fires of 2012. They had...
 
5/23/13 11:53 AM
 
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How to Help Food Allergy Families in Oklahoma Monday, May 20, Moore, Oklahoma experienced a tornado. The tornado caused vast devastation, including many fatalities and injuries. As Food Allergy parents, some of us survivors of the recent Hurricane...
 
If a Band of Pirates Can Do It, So Can You!
8/16/13 1:47 PM
 
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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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