Around Valentine's Day, others may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat any candy unless a parent or trusted adult has verified that it is safe to eat. Many candies look alike but can have different ingredients and advisory warnings. Many smaller candies are sold in larger packages and do not have an ingredient label on the individual pieces. Remind your child to not eat any candy until you can carefully check the ingredient...
If you suspect your child had an allergic reaction to a mislabeled food, you can report it. By doing so, you can help play an important role in public health.
The only way to prevent allergic reactions is to avoid the foods you (or your child) are allergic to. It is important to know how to identify those foods, as well as to understand how foods are labeled in the U.S. Allergen Avoidance Lists The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food allergen label law requires foods to state if they contain a top 8 food allergen (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish, crustacean shellfish). Foods that contain these allergens must say so in plain...
Avoiding milk does not mean you need to skip recipes that call for buttermilk. Nutrimom® - Food Allergy Liason shows us how easy it is to make from any safe milk alternative.
Halloween candy may present health risks to children with food allergies. Some parents choose to #KeepItTeal and encourage non-food treats . Teal, the color of food allergy awareness, signals a safer Halloween for all. If you allow...
Spooky Halloween snacks are a fun way to celebrate with family and friends. Enjoy some allergy-friendly treats before trick-or-treating or take some to a party with friends. These are some of our favorites.
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here is our list of some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas.
Attention, bakers, creators and dessert lovers! We’d like you to share your best, original allergy-friendly dessert recipes with the Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) community. Your recipe could be included in an upcoming KFA recipe e-book, Safe Eats® Desserts . You’ll also have a chance to win prizes and the acclaim of your friends and family! In partnership with So Delicious® Dairy Free , KFA is looking for the best vegan*, peanut and tree nut free desserts to share with our community.
Kids With Food Allergies is always on the lookout for #NewFoodFinds. Check out these options we've spotted free that are from the top-8 allergens.
Snyder’s of Hanover® said it has moved most of its pretzel-making to a facility free of peanuts. The company's pretzel line previously carried cross-contact warnings for peanut. Now, any snack made in the peanut-free plant will show a peanut-free symbol. Some varieties already show the new allergen information and are on sale now: Pretzel Minis Pretzel Sticks Pretzel Snaps Pretzel Rods Remaining products with updated graphics will be on store shelves by the end of the year. The company will...
Kids With Food Allergies is always on the lookout for #NewFoodFinds. Check out these healthy options we spotted. Energy balls, protein bites and single ingredient pasta.
Kids With Food Allergies has been looking for gluten-free #NewFoodFinds. Here are the latest that we've found.
Wishing all of the dads raising kids with food allergies a very special day! Father's Day is about getting together as a family to celebrate all the great dads in your life. Dads raising kids with food allergies have an extra tough job and we thank them for all they do.
Memorial Day - the unofficial kick-off of summer! With it comes blue skies, green grass, picnics, backyard barbecues - and of course something cool, creamy, fruity and luscious to top it off. This milk-free Frozen Berry Mousse will please everyone!