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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...

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...

Peanut Allergy Prevention: New Guidelines for Early Introduction

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.

Peanut Allergy Warning: Flour Tainted with Peanut Linked to Baked Goods Recall

A published report says a recent flood of cake and cookie recalls are linked to flour containing "low levels" of undeclared peanut supplied to a Georgia company. Food Safety News said in its May 3 edition that the Georgia company, CSM Bakery Solutions, used the flour in products distributed to its customers. The company would not name the supplier and has made other arrangements. CSM distributed products to Safeway, 7-Eleven, Chick-fil-A, Cinnabon, Bakery Express and other places. The...

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Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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