Holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family. But holidays focused around food can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. These tips will help you avoid food allergy reactions during holiday celebrations. Keep the Focus on the Holiday, Not the Food Every family celebrates holidays in their own unique way – often filled with special foods and traditions. Find ways to focus on the holiday and the time together. This could mean making new traditions.
On Sept. 26, 2019, Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a Facebook Live session with blogger Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in live, you can watch a replay of session. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be stressful when managing food allergies. With planning, your family can still safely enjoy Halloween. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats, here are some top 8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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...
Play-Doh® is a great way to entertain kids at home and at summer programs. But Play-Doh® and other commercial and homemade modeling doughs contain wheat, one of the top 8 foods that cause allergic reactions. You can make wheat-free play dough at home so you can make sure it doesn’t contain any of your child’s food allergens. Here are some alternative recipes for Play-Doh®.
Label reading is a critical part of managing your child's food allergies. But it can often be confusing. For example, it's not uncommon for companies to sell food in similar packaging even though they have similar ingredients.
Cupcakes make a quick and tasty dessert on any occasion. Cupcakes are individual portions and don't require plates and forks. And they are much easier to bake and decorate than a whole cake! Step up your dessert game with these easy ideas. 1. Bake Allergy-friendly cake recipes, especially recipes that are free of eggs or wheat, tend to be more crumbly and work better in smaller sizes. What might be a crumbly cake is perfect as a cupcake! Any cake recipe can be made into cupcakes. Reduce the...
Moms, grandmas and aunts all love making their favorite kids, who just happen to have food allergies, safe meals and treats. Show them how much that means with the perfect gift on Mother’s Day, which is also the first day of Food Allergy Awareness Week.
Easter is just around the corner. That means chocolate. We've found a few allergy-friendly #NewFoodFind chocolate treats that will hopefully make your Easter a little sweeter.
AllergyEats, an app that allows diners to rate restaurants based on their accommodation of food allergies, has announced their top allergy-friendly restaurant chains for 2019.
Updated for 2019, 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.
Follow @kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram for a sneak peek of what we find. We'll tag our photos with #NewFoodFind. Take our survey to tell us What #NewFoodFind Do You Hope We See at Expo West! Let us know and we'll keep an eye out!
Here is one of the easiest recipes you can make the night ahead for a delicious breakfast, or even lunch the next day. There is no cooking, hardly any measuring, and very few dirty dishes. This makes it a perfect recipe to hand over to the kids to make.
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 similar 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...
Give your favorite allergy-friendly cooks gifts they can use as they prepare safe foods for your family this holiday season. Your purchase is also a gift to parents of children with food allergies, allowing us to continue life-saving education, advocacy and support. Order by December 15 for holiday delivery!