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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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The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During Food Allergy Awareness Week, KFA will be sharing food allergy facts on our blog as well as on our Facebook page. Help us spread awareness and food allergy education! (Use our social media share buttons to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,...
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Heidi B ·
And no, my child may not grow out of many of her food allergies - they're most probably with her for life.
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leetles ·
My child's food allergy reaction may scare your child when my child cannot breath, has to get a big shot, have CPR done, and has to be taken away in an ambulance.
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briheller ·
We have to read labels.  It's not just a matter of whether it visible contains nuts (or has visible sesame seeds, etc.).  Trace amounts from the same equipment are enough to kill. 
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briheller ·
Don't be offended if you said you read the label and we ask to see it anyway.  Unless you've been an allergy parent for years, you'd be surprised how confusing allergy disclosures can be.  For example, for some allergens, they might be listed under pseudonyms or scientific names that you might not recognize.  
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briheller ·
Sorry for the plug, but if you have sesame allergies, see this petition to the FDA:  https://www.change.org/p/fda-a...ed-on-us-food-labels and more about it here:  http://www.cspinet.org/new/201411181.html  If you want to send your comments to the FDA directly, you can do so here:  http://www.regulations.gov/#!s...FDA-2014-P-2035-0001
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ninderella ·
Yes, I know your hamburger buns, crackers, cereal, etc do not contain pieces of peanuts that are visible to the naked eye, so please don't roll your eyes at me when I ask if there is a label I can read or if I can speak  with a restaurant manager about possible cross-contamination.  That and other parents please learn to read food labels!  Again, if the allergen is not visible it might still be there hence the "processed on the same equipment" or "processed in the same...
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Jen ·
Good points Ninderella. Welcome to posting. . What food allergies do you manage?
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Inès Puentes ·
A little empathy can go a long way!  My child is aware of his allergies and he knows what to do and not to do. But his safety is the responsibility of the adults around him not his! 
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Sam , winner of the blue Allermates.com package above!     Tomorrow we will be giving away more prizes from Applegate and Dr. Lucy's.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Jacob, winner of a gift basket from Lucy's !     Our next prize is a package from  Allermates.com  that includes: Blue "I have allergies" lunch bag Blue "I have allergies" snack bag Multi-allergy wristband kit with 6 charms (shellfish,nut, peanut, dairy, egg, and wheat/gluten) I Have Allergies wristband Black/grey epi case   If you haven't already added a photo, now's the time! Upload now: http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/addClips  ...
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Miss Kaea , winner of a gift package from Applegate!  
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
We will be drawing for our first winner at 5 pm Pacific and today's prize package comes from Applegate .   Login and enter: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013    
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Gracie , who has won the Applegate prize package above!  
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Spunky Camy has won a gift basket from Lucy's!     Congratulations!  
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Proud to be me!" Congratulations to this little man who has won the final prize, a gift package from AllerMates.com.     Thank you to everyone who participated in Faces of Food Allergies this year.  It was a tremendous success and we received nearly 1000 photos of the cutest, brightest, spunkiest kids, who just happen to have food allergies.   We also thank this year's event sponsors: Lucy's, AllerMates, and Applegate.   The month of May is National Asthma and...
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Luke  (allergic to eggs), who has been drawn as a winner of a package from Applegate!    
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Food allergies don't stop me from having fun at the lake!" #FAAW Congrats to our latest winner in Faces of Food Allergies. This young dude has won the Lucy's gift basket. If you haven't added a picture yet to our Food Allergy Awareness Week contest, don't worry, there is still time as we will be giving away two prizes daily. If you have already entered, your name will still be included in future drawings: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013 (Login via computer or iOS app...
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to  Ava ! Ava is six years old. She loves animals, gymnastics, reading, and anything to do with Fairies. She also has a peanut allergy.  She's won the pink/purple gift pack from Allermates!    
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
Hi aboreem1969 - it is definitely scary to send them off to school. It sounds like your son reacts to airborne proteins which makes it even more challenging. There are a number of treatment options being researched. I don't know of anything new specifically geared toward milk - many are for peanut, but they have not branched out to other allergens.
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aboreem1969 ·
my son has milk allergy and I find it very difficult to think now about joining kindergarten. The problem is that allergy is very high -even the around smell of cheese can cause big allergy. I am living in Kuwait and awareness in schools is still low. Is there  new promising ways to treat? Thanks
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Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Oral Food Challenges Diagnose Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Love a Child with Food Allergies? Honor Them for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Zofina, allergic to milk. Photo submitted by KFA member kortni for Faces of Food Allergies 2015.   Honor Your Child or Grandchild A child with food allergies must be food allergy aware every single day. During this week dedicated to raising...
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From Confusion to Confidence: Taking Control of Your Child’s Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 In this video, Heidi Bayer, a parent whose teenage daughter has a severe food allergy, shares her experiences and how she found the right resources when she first learned that her baby had a severe food allergy. Heidi Bayer is a board member of...
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Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What does a child with food allergies look like?   Well, consider this: what does your child's classroom look like? One in thirteen children has a food allergy. That's an average of two children per classroom.   Take a look at our sixth...
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Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Faces of Food Allergies
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Heddi ·
Thanks for providing this information. By the way, the link you've shared appears to be incorrect. I found the guideline listed above in: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Summary of the NIAID-sponsored Expert Panel Report (p. 9, 3.7).
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Heddi, thanks for posting the link to the expert panel report. That is the report published in the clinical literature ( Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ), which is the primary resource on this topic written for the clinician. The link we posted above is the NIH publication that is based on the Expert Panel Report and is written in plain language for patients, families and caregivers.  Both are accurate references for the NIH Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of...
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our final winners!  
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Florence's mum ·
we are in the uk but i just wanted to share her beautiful pic 
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Kathy P ·
Well, she's adorable!  I'm going to add her pic to the Faces of Food Allergies collection.   BTW - I've also added the rest that have been posted here
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our fourth winner of Faces of Food Allergies!     K won a Daiya prize package.
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our first winner!  We're randomly selecting winners every day of Food Allergy Awareness Week, so be sure to add your photo! (Instructions above.)  
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our second winner!  We're randomly selecting winners every day of Food Allergy Awareness Week, so be sure to add your photo! (Instructions above.)     Audree Rose has won a box filled with candy from Surf Sweets!
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Jamie Maggiore- Reeves ·
Alex has food allergies but maintains an active fun life!!!! 
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Sarah Hall Murray ·
These are my amazing boys! Jack and Chase. Both have peanut/tree nut allergy. 
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Florence's mum ·
Florence wont let allergies hold her back. 
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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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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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Ready-to-Spread Frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dairy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting From Cherrybrook Kitchen:"All ready-to-spread frostings are prepared in a peanut-free and tree-nut free facility. The frostings are prepared on dedicated equipment that does not...
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New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Spice Coatings from Namaste Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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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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Parents Give Variety of Reasons for Putting Off Food Challenges

KFA News Team ·
What causes parents to delay an oral food challenge for their children?   An oral food challenge (OFC) is the only way to determine whether a food allergy exists. Sometimes both the child and the parent can be nervous about eating a food they...
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