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May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week begins on Sunday, May 13. Parents of kids with food allergies are keenly aware of food allergies every day! All through the month of May, we will focus on educating others about the challenges of managing food allergies and why we ask for the accommodations we do.
Some places in the U.S. can be more challenging to live in if you have spring pollen allergies. To show how much impact spring allergies can have, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
Earlier this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the movie "Peter Rabbit." In the movie, a character with a food allergy is intentionally targeted. Other characters attack him with the food he is allergic to which causes anaphylaxis.
One in 13 children has a food allergy. That's about 5.9 million children. So chances are you have or know someone who has a child with a food allergy. The best way to support them is by helping everyone understand food allergies better. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . The week of May 13-19 is Food Allergy Awareness Week . It's a perfect time to educate your family, friends, co-workers and others...
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...
The movie "Peter Rabbit" depicts a scene some families managing food allergies might find alarming. Peter and the other rabbits intentionally attack Mr. McGregor with his known food allergen causing him to have a serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis).
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.
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.
It is safe for ALL people with an egg allergy to get a flu shot, even if you’ve had a severe egg allergy in the past. This includes people who have had anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) to egg.
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.
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.
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “Food used in lesson plans for math or science, crafts, and cooking classes may need to be substituted depending on the allergies of the students.” The guide below...
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...
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to protect those with chronic conditions like asthma and allergies. We are asking Congress to keep health care affordable, especially for those who need it most. Learn how you can take action.