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Updated for 2018! 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 2018, 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...

KFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) cautions parents raising children with food allergies that some scenes in the newly-released “Peter Rabbit” film may be disturbing for young viewers with food allergies. In the film, a character with a known food allergy to blackberries is attacked with them. This leads to a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis and the need to use a lifesaving injection of the drug epinephrine.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.

What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

The manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors have extended their U.S. savings card programs through 2018. Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). It is only available through a prescription by your doctor. Each prescription comes with two auto-injectors in a set. People with food allergies need two of these auto-injectors with them at all times.

2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Some families choose to #KeepItTeal and only have non-food treats. But if you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here are some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.

Raise Awareness to Promote an Allergy-Friendly TEALOWEEN

Teal is the color of food allergy awareness and teal pumpkins have become the symbol of food allergy awareness at Halloween . When you see a teal pumpkin, it means non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Kids With Food Allergies has tips to help you have a safer and more inclusive TEALOWEEN. 1. Raise awareness about food allergies and being inclusive. Change your social media profile picture to show others you support a safer, more inclusive...

Hurricane Harvey Highlights Issues People Managing Chronic Conditions Face During Natural Disasters

Many of our members in Houston, and the surrounding areas, have been and continue to be affected by Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts go out to them, wishing them safety in the weeks ahead. Hurricane Harvey makes clear the critical requirement to have emergency response in disaster situations address the needs of those on allergen-restricted/special medical diets, as well as those managing asthma throughout this disaster.

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...

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...

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