Summer is in full swing! Time for lazy days and family fun. But it's also the time to think ahead to the back-to-school season! Planning now will help ensure a safe and successful school year for your child with food allergies. Our School Planning Zone has many free resources for families and school staff to help with managing food allergies at school. The newest addition is our Teal Classroom™ Kit , available as a free PDF download or printed booklet. What Is a Teal Classroom™? Teal is the...
By Melanie Carver Ahh, summer. The sun is shining, the kids are out of school, and things just seem a little less hectic. When you think back to your own childhood summers, chances are delicious frozen desserts play a part in your memories. Why? Because after swimming, riding bikes, hanging out with friends or finding other ways to enjoy fun in the sun, there’s just nothing like a delicious frozen treat to cool you down. When the temperature goes up, it’s time to explore the Kids With Food...
Around the U.S., school days are winding down, if they are not over already! As a parent of a child with food allergies, there are a few remaining items on your to-do list.
UPDATE – What we know as of June 6, 2019: ♦ The FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of 0.3mg EpiPens® to help with the production delays and shortage. See new expiration dates. ♦ Mylan, distributor of EpiPen®, issued a new statement about the status of their supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors . If you are having trouble getting your EpiPen® prescription filled, you can call Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 for assistance in locating alternative pharmacies . Mylan...
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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...
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.