Search For Tag: Food Allergy
9/3/15 11:51 AM
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...
5/13/13 3:54 PM
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,...
9/3/15 5:20 PM
Comment by Heidi B
And no, my child may not grow out of many of her food allergies - they're most probably with her for life.
9/10/15 3:32 PM
Comment by 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.
9/10/15 3:40 PM
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.
9/10/15 3:41 PM
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...
9/10/15 3:47 PM
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...
9/5/15 12:07 AM
Comment by 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...
9/5/15 8:12 AM
Comment by Jen
Good points Ninderella. Welcome to posting. . What food allergies do you manage?
9/3/15 9:44 PM
Comment by 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!
5/14/13 3:07 PM
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...
5/20/13 11:09 AM
"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...
5/15/13 9:08 PM
"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,...
5/15/13 7:30 AM
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...
5/17/13 11:24 AM
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...
5/12/15 7:30 PM
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...
10/21/13 3:47 PM
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...
5/5/15 11:01 AM
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...
6/26/13 5:09 PM
Comment by 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...
6/27/13 9:51 AM
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...
5/20/15 1:46 PM
Congratulations to our final winners!
5/13/15 4:04 PM
Comment by Florence's mum
we are in the uk but i just wanted to share her beautiful pic
5/13/15 9:23 PM
Comment by 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
5/19/15 12:02 PM
Congratulations to our fourth winner of Faces of Food Allergies! K won a Daiya prize package.
5/11/15 8:51 PM
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.)
5/12/15 4:45 PM
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!
5/12/15 5:20 PM
Comment by Jamie Maggiore- Reeves
Alex has food allergies but maintains an active fun life!!!!
5/13/15 7:11 AM
Comment by Sarah Hall Murray
These are my amazing boys! Jack and Chase. Both have peanut/tree nut allergy.
5/13/15 4:01 PM
Comment by Florence's mum
Florence wont let allergies hold her back.
5/11/15 7:07 AM
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...
8/6/14 3:35 PM
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...
5/8/13 7:30 AM
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...
5/15/15 11:34 AM
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...
3/10/13 11:23 PM
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...
4/20/12 2:58 PM
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...
6/5/12 4:33 PM
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...
5/18/12 6:51 PM
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...
6/25/15 1:33 PM
Blog Entry by 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...
2/5/13 3:33 PM
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
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...