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Advances in Food Allergies and Asthma in 2019


Sadly, nearly 4,000 people die each year from asthma and food allergies. But many of these deaths are preventable. Your year-end gift to Kids With Food Allergies can save lives. You can help us reduce fatalities by supporting our education, community, advocacy and research programs. These efforts raise public awareness of allergic diseases and get help to people who need it.

In 2019, you’ve already helped us:

  • Deliver the patient voice to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding sesame allergen labeling, eczema and food allergy treatments
  • Publish the parent perspectives detailed in the My Life With Food Allergy study to highlight the social, emotional and financial burden of living with food allergies
  • Develop the 2019 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools to rank states with the best school policies for people with asthma and related allergic diseases
  • Advocate for safer and more inclusive airline travel by addressing animals on planes and encouraging airlines to stock epinephrine auto-injectors on planes
  • Create and share evidence-based educational materials for both patients and health care providers to help people effectively manage their asthma and allergies
  • Supply products to families with asthma to improve indoor air quality in homes in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Update and distribute vital asthma education through our ASTHMA Care for Adults program and Asthma Management Education for allied health care providers
  • Help communities understand the impact of asthma and allergies through our Allergy Capitals™ and Asthma Capitals™ reports
  • Launch one of the nation’s only severe asthma education programs
  • Grow our online communities so people can share their experiences in an encouraging environment
  • Build a chatbot to provide 24/7 service to help people learn more about health insurance and asthma

These are just a few things we were able to do this year for the asthma and food allergy community because of you.

But there is more for us to do to significantly reduce the burden on people with asthma and allergies. And we can with your help.


Please give generously so we can continue to work to save lives and educate, advocate and support cutting-edge research that will allow people with food allergies asthma to have a better quality of life. You can make your donation online at

If you prefer to mail a check instead of giving online, postmark your gift by Dec. 31, 2019, and send to:  

Kids With Food Allergies
PO Box 424053
Washington, DC 20042

Information: AAFA's Tax ID is #13-1691693. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. If you have any questions, contact AAFA at 800-7-ASTHMA.

Fiscal Responsibility: For more than 60 years, AAFA has been a leader in nonprofit fiscal responsibility and management. AAFA is a proud member of the National Health Council, Medical Research Charities, the BBB Giving Wise Alliance. In 2019, AAFA earned Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency.

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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