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Make Your Voice Heard to Help Us Set Our Food Allergy Priorities

Please help us tailor our programs and services to your needs and the needs of the asthma and allergy communities by completing our 2017 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Consumer Feedback Survey. This survey should take about 20-30 minutes of your time, and all results will be kept completely anonymous. Upon finishing the survey, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $100 gift card. Ten winners will be selected.

Conversation Starters to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Did you know one in 13 kids has a food allergy? And the number keeps growing. But many people still don’t understand food allergies. The best way to support families who manage this disease is by helping everyone understand it better. Help us raise awareness about this disease with a Food Allergy Warrior T-shirt and a #KEEPITTEAL bracelet. These are a great way to start conversations with others about food allergies. Check out these products and more on our online store. Thanks to your...

Show Us Your #FacesOfFoodAllergies to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

One in 13 children has a food allergy. As part of Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 14-20, we are hosting a photo contest. Post a photo of your child with food allergies and you could win a Kids With Food Allergies prize package. We want to work together to improve knowledge and understanding of food allergies. We hope raising awareness will help reduce bullying of children with food allergies. Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life...

Updated for 2017! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide

Surprising their children with candy-filled Easter baskets is a cherished tradition for many families. Finding candy that is safe for kids with food allergies can be challenging, but there are many allergy-friendly options. Updated for 2017, the Kids With Food Allergies’ Easter candy guide is filled with food allergy-friendly sweets. Even favorites such as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are included. Please remember to read all labels and make sure the product is right for your family. Of...

The Day Everything Changed: Anaphylaxis in the Supermarket Leads Mom to KFA

Christen Goolsby’s story is one that every parent of a child with food allergies can relate to. One day everything was fine. The next day, her little girl, Alanna, experienced an allergic reaction so severe it was life-threatening. And, as Christen explains, “from that day on, my life, her life—the life we had known before— changed forever.” The Goolsby family’s entry into the food allergy world started the day before the first day of school. Alanna was heading into first grade, and her...

Pledge Your #TealLove for a Child With Food Allergies This Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day can be a challenge for kids with food allergies. Candy and treats can mean being excluded or feeling unsafe. #TealLove means being inclusive of those with food allergies. How can you pledge your #TealLove to someone with food allergies on Valentine's Day? Show food allergy awareness with our #TealLove awareness ribbons. One in 13 U.S. kids has a food allergy. You can use these images as your profile picture or share on social media: Encourage non-food gifts which are safer...

Help Drive the Future of Food Allergy Research

Does your family have food allergies? If so, we invite you to inform food allergy research. Our Food Allergy Patient & Family Registry (Registry) is a web-based program that gives you a place to share your experiences. The Registry is a program to collect, manage and analyze data from and about people with food allergies. It will advance research through patient information. Our goal is to find ways to prevent and cure food allergy. The first and only “patient-centered” food allergy...

New Guidelines for Early Introduction of Peanut

For years, guidelines told us that parents and pediatricians should delay giving peanut-containing foods to children until after age three. However, all of our best evidence now shows that early introduction of peanut-containing foods is associated with less peanut allergy.

Skyrocketing Costs Are Limiting Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

The recent surge of media coverage about rising medication costs has shed important light on the challenges of access and affordability that AAFA has championed time and again. It has also reinforced that – for millions of American families – access to medication such as the epinephrine auto-injector can be a life-and-death matter.

The School Forms You Need Before Your Child with Food Allergies Starts School

Are you getting ready to send your child with food allergies off to school? Whether it is your child's first year in school or the sixth, you must send in new forms every year. Here is our checklist of the forms you need to finish before the first day. Get copies of these forms from the school. These forms will need your doctor's authorization or signature. ✓ Medication Authorization These forms state if your child can self-carry and/or self-administer medications at school. These forms are...

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