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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...
 
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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...
 
5/14/13 7:30 AM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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...
 
5/14/12 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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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...
 
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5/11/12 6:51 PM
 
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New Allergy-Friendly, Vegan Baking Mixes from Zema's Madhouse Foods
3/8/13 2:14 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
There is a new option on the market for making allergy-friendly baked goods. Zema's Madhouse Foods is certified gluten-free, Kosher, vegan, non-GMO and their facility is free of the top 8 allergens (milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish,...
 
New Vegan Dairy-Free Bleu Cheese Salad Dressing
3/17/13 7:56 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Kids With Food Allergies traveled to the Natural Products Expo West in search of new allergy-friendly foods.  We will continue to share our New Food Finds on our blog in the coming weeks. Follow Your Heart now offers a dairy-free bleu cheese...
 
5/16/12 12:47 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
Did you know? Before leaving emergency medical care, your healthcare professional should provide the following:An epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for two doses and training on how to use the auto-injector A follow-up appointment or...
 
15 Ways to Get Involved for Food Allergy Awareness Month / Week
5/8/13 7:30 AM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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...
 
Ready-to-Spread Frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen
3/10/13 11:23 PM
 
Blog Entry by Kids With Food Allergies offline
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...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
5/23/12 3:39 PM
 
Comment by BirdWatching offline
I have noticed that oatmeal-raisin is a common flavor for allergy friendly foods...what's funny is that my daughter is allergic to oatmeal and raisins (allergic to grapes).  But I'm glad to see the chocolate chip and brownie varieties! I'll be on...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
5/18/12 10:04 PM
 
Here's a link to her FB page with ingredients listed.  Her post on may first shows the ingredient info for each package.  There is potato starch in all of them.      Edited to update link.--MC
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
5/16/12 11:20 AM
 
Comment by Cee offline
My daughter is allergic to milk, eggs, soy, gluten, and potatoes.  Do these cookies contain potato starch?  I notice a lot of gluten free products contain potato starch.
 
5/18/12 5:55 AM
 
Comment by lucie offline
that makles me mad because i will travel to Miami from Montreal this summer and we buy our food and will not know about the may contain... plus my son has allergies to sesame.. and it is not labeled if I read this carefully. In Canada, sesame is...
 
1/25/13 3:37 AM
 
Comment by normalmommy offline
Campbells and Gerber do not list food allergens that are in the 8 major allergens category.  How is this legal?
 
1/25/13 3:43 AM
 
Comment by Lynda offline
Are you referring to products that "may contain" traces of the top 8 food allergens due to shared equipment issues?  The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) that went into effect in 2006 does not require manufacturers to...
 
1/27/13 7:09 PM
 
Comment by AMommy2TwoBoys offline
This is why I love General Mills and some other companies that tell me they always label for may contains.
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
8/1/12 8:24 AM
 
Comment by Sahba offline
Hello, Does anyone know of a peanut/nut free snack bar that is portable, healthy and not loaded with refined sugars and ingredients that I can't even pronounce?!  I know there are products out there that are peanut free but they...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
8/2/12 8:44 PM
 
Comment by MAM-mom offline
Hi Sahba!  Welcome to KFA!!  The one that comes to my mind is the bars from Enjoy Life Foods .   Click on the flavors to see the ingredients lists and decide if you think they are okay in terms of refined sugar (evaporated cane sugar)...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
8/3/12 12:45 AM
 
Comment by TC offline
Hi Sahba   Try PeanutFree Planet www.peanutfreeplanet.com, I believe...  You need to read ingredients carefully, because they distribute products manufactured by many co's, and the ingredients vary widely by product; however, you can find...
 
Ready-to-Spread Frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen
3/11/13 11:10 PM
 
Comment by KatyZ offline
What are the ingredients? I have a corn-sensitive child and would like to know, without having to google etc, what the *rest* of the ingredients are ... posting here would be helpful. Thanks.
 
Ready-to-Spread Frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen
3/12/13 8:14 AM
 
Comment by cheymom offline
You can click on the link above and it will take you to the Cherrybrook Kitchens website.  The link is above the picture.      to KFA!  Be sure and check out the resource section, the Starter Guide to Food Allergies & the...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
5/13/12 10:50 PM
 
Comment by jaglo02 offline
I can't wait to try these cookies.  My son has a soy, dairy and gluten allergies.  This will be perfec!
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
5/26/12 6:08 AM
 
Comment by TC offline
Does anyone know what retail stores will be carrying these in the Phila PA area?  Can they be ordered online?  Thanks!
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
5/26/12 6:12 AM
 
Comment by Lynda offline
I would suggest contacting Cybele at info@cybelesreadytoeat.com .   I saw on their Facebook page that the cookies will be ready to ship in June, and the availability of the products will be announced at that time. My guess is, they are still...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
5/26/12 9:18 AM
 
Comment by TC offline
Great idea...I'll share what I find out - thank you!
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility
4/20/12 3:59 PM
 
Comment by Colette offline
I had a chance to try some samples of Cybele's cookies last week and they are terrific!     Views and reviews expressed by volunteers reflect their personal opinions and not necessarily the views or opinions of Kids With Food Allergies...
 
New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Spice Coatings from Namaste Foods
6/6/12 10:33 PM
 
Comment by SMA0701 offline
Can't wait to try this product out!
 
Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
10/30/13 7:25 PM
 
Comment by Kathy P offline
Congratulations to preciousangel who is today's winning photo!  They are the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt!  
 
Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
10/29/13 7:38 PM
 
Comment by Kathy P offline
Congrats to this Red Sox player, whose mom had this to say about him: "My little Red Sox Player! He faces allergies with bravery and determination. Michael would rather miss out on something than cause anyone around him to have to avoid a food they...
 
Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
10/29/13 12:22 AM
 
Comment by Kathy P offline
Congratulations to gatordoc97 whose photo was chosen as the first winner of the campaign!
 
Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
10/31/13 7:25 PM
 
Comment by Kathy P offline
Congratulations to our unicorn Gwen, who doesn't let her food allergies hold her back from enjoying Halloween! Gwen loves playing viola in school this year, doing crafts and hanging out with friends. She is the winner of a Go Veggie prize pack and a...
 
Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
11/2/13 4:24 PM
 
Our final daily winner is Gatsby and Daisy who celebrated Halloween by eating mom's homemade, allergy-safe lollipops! Congratuations!     We'll be announcing our 2 grand prize winners tomorrow!
 
Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade
11/3/13 9:16 PM
 
Comment by Kathy P offline
Congratulations to our costume parade grand prize winners: Flying Genie and Nurse Bella!   Genie is allergic to dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, but that does not stop her from flying high!   Got food allergies? Nurse Bella is here to help! She...
 
5/18/12 6:59 AM
 
Comment by Juliet Morrs offline
It is sad to know how many people could not enjoy eating some delicious delicacies made from foods that trigger allergy symptoms. It is hard always being mindful about the food your about to eat, especially when you are eating in a restaurant.  ...
 
 
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