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Parenting + Food Allergies: The Social, Emotional and Financial Impact on Families (Video)


On Sept. 26, 2019, Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a Facebook Live session with blogger Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in live, you can watch a replay of session. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.

The Facebook Live session focused on new treatments for kids with peanut allergies, the results of newly released research conducted by AAFA on the social and emotional impact on parents of kids with food allergies, and some valuable tips for parents on how to have a safe and fun Halloween.

Kenneth and Deva discussed:

  • Research results revealing the tremendous financial, social and emotional burden facing caregivers who have kids with food allergies
  • How AAFA and KFA shared the perspective of families managing food allergies to further research, especially in regard to new peanut allergy treatments
  • Resources to help families celebrate a safe, allergy-friendly Halloween
  • The support and resources parents can receive when they join the KFA community

Even if you didn't watch live, you can watch a replay of the session. To chat with other parents, join the first and largest online community for caregivers of kids with food allergies. You’ll also find Halloween resources like our 2019 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide, label-reading tricks and how to order a TEALOWEEN Kit. And you’ll receive regular updates on food allergy news and research.

Get the support you need to manage your child's food allergies. Join our community to follow our blog for the latest food allergy education, news and research. Our community also gives you the chance to connect with others who manage food allergies in an encouraging and supportive environment.


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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