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December is a whirlwind of activity for many families. If you manage food allergies, planning is key during the Christmas season. It will help you enjoy your family time to the fullest. Here are some tips from Kids With Food Allergies for that most joyous time of year:

1) Download Our Christmas Tip Sheet

Our new handout provides tips and ideas to safely celebrate Christmas with food allergies. Share with friends, family and teachers. Safely celebrate with friends at home. Find new traditions for your family. Create a safe environment away from home. Work with your school to have non-food celebrations.

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2) Make Allergy-Friendly Treats

Make allergy-friendly cookies or candy with your children. These are great to take as a special treat for a party or to leave some for Santa. Find a new family favorite from our #CookieSwap recipes. Here are a few of our most popular holiday cookies:



Egg-Free, Milk-Free Thumbprint Cookies - jam-filled shortbread cookies with a gluten-free option

My Favorite Egg-Free Holiday Cookies Recipe - roll-out sugar cookies perfect for decorating

Egg-Free, Milk-Free Gingerbread Cookies - a holiday favorite with a gluten-free option

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - a classic free of major allergens



Mock Buckeyes - a favorite made peanut-free

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles - chocolate-covered cookie dough bites with a gluten-free option

Marshmallows - using corn-free Golden Syrup, perfect for floating on hot chocolate

Allergy-Free Sugar Tree - create a stunning sugar tree sculpture with just sugar

Find even more options in our Safe Eats™ Recipes! Find suggestions for substitutions or safe products on our Food & Cooking support forums.

3) Learn Ways to Communicate Your Needs

Are you wondering what to say to family and friends? Use these resources to learn ways to educate others about the seriousness of food allergies.

Support Kids With Food Allergies's (KFA) work to bring you these educational resources. Select Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America National as your charitable organization on Amazon Smile. KFA is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Once you select your charitable organization, be sure to shop through the Amazon Smile link.


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Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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