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How to Report Foods After an Allergic Reaction

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. Here’s what you need to do: 1. Always treat the reaction first and seek emergency care for your child . If your child already has a food allergy, follow the emergency action plan given to you by your child’s allergist. Remember to take all allergic symptoms seriously. Both mild and severe symptoms can lead to a serious allergic...

Spices and Food Allergies

Some spices – such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice – are common in holiday desserts, baked goods, and seasonal drinks. Spices can be hidden in other foods too. So should you be concerned about allergies to spices? Probably not. True spice allergies are rare. Visit our webpage on spices and food allergies to learn more about: Common spices people with food allergies have questions about Different types of non-allergic reactions to spices If people with a tree nut allergy can have spices...

Allergy-Friendly Cake Mix Cookie Recipes

Make-Ahead Cookie Dough to Freeze and Bake for Warm Cookies Anytime By Kathy Przywara Holiday cookies are perfect for giving, get-togethers, snacking on while watching a movie and, of course, leaving out for Santa. But baking dozens of cookies from different recipes can be time consuming with measuring, mixing, and baking. Then you have to find ways to store them so they don’t get stale. What if you could start with a simple recipe that would give you dozens of different flavors of cookies?

Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies

Holidays should be a joyful time spent with friends and family. But holidays focused around food can create added stress for parents and caregivers of children with food allergies. These tips will help you avoid food allergy reactions during holiday celebrations. RELATED CONTENT : Don’t forget to follow COVID-19 recommendations for holiday gatherings if you plan to celebrate with people outside of your household. Keep the Focus on the Holiday, Not the Food Every family celebrates holidays in...

Mom's Allergy-Friendly Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Mom’s Pumpkin Pie: Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free You might be surprised to find out that pumpkin pie can be made without milk or eggs, but with this recipe, it is possible. The following recipe has been adapted from one of the most popular recipes in KFA Safe Eats® recipe collection, created by KFA member, “Littlebotsmom.” Members have used the Mom’s Pumpkin Pie recipe to make traditional pies, mini pies, custard molds, even amuse-bouche (single-bite) desserts. Ingredients 2 cups canned...

Allergy-Friendly Recipes for a Traditional Holiday Menu

Many traditional American holiday recipes are full of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, and nuts – some of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions . But what if we told you it’s possible to create an entire Thanksgiving or Christmas menu with family favorites that are both delicious and allergy friendly? Here are some of the top holiday recipes and tips from Kids With Food Allergies (KFA). Turkey and Meat Dishes Uncooked meats, including beef, pork and poultry, can be enhanced with a...

[Sponsored] Animal-Free Dairy: What to Know If You Have a Milk Allergy

Perfect Day set out to create dairy products that are like cow’s milk but are better for our climate. Perfect Day’s product is just like whey, a protein found in milk. But it’s made without an actual cow. Even though it doesn’t come from cow’s milk, people with a milk allergy can still have an allergic reaction to animal-free whey protein and should avoid it just as they would avoid cow’s milk.

[Sponsored] A Delicate Balance: Tips for Managing Nutrition, Stress, and Food Aversion When Your Child Has Food Allergies

We thank Else Nutrition for their sponsorship of this blog post to help us share information about nutrition for children with food allergies. This is a sponsored post and is not an endorsement of any company or its products, nor is it a guarantee of the products’ safety. The funding we received for this advertisement helps support our free food allergy and asthma programs. Note: Else Nutrition products contain almond. To learn more about their products’ ingredients, contact Else Nutrition .

[Sponsored] 2021 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

We thank Enjoy Life Foods for their sponsorship of this blog post to help us share information about candy options for children with food allergies. This is a sponsored post and is not an endorsement of any company or its products, nor is it a guarantee of the products’ safety. The funding we received for this advertisement helps support our free food allergy and asthma programs. The scary part of Halloween should be stories of witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be...

Allergy-Friendly Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be hectic – packing lunches and backpacks, finding lost shoes and library books, and making sure everyone has a good breakfast to start the day. Serve up a homemade breakfast even on busy days by making family favorites ahead and freezing. Muffins Bake up a batch of your family’s favorite muffins and freeze. After baking, allow them to cool completely. Then arrange on a baking sheet to freeze. Once frozen, store them in an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag.

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives

Sandwiches are often a go-to lunch option – unless you are avoiding wheat or gluten. If your child has a wheat allergy , that does not mean they can’t have tasty lunches. It gives you the chance to be a little more creative. Try our wheat- and gluten-free twists on traditional lunches! Is your child allergic to more than just wheat? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search our...

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Milk-Free Alternatives for Lunch

Milk products, especially yogurt, cheese, and cream cheese, are popular lunch box staples. Packing a fun and healthy lunch without them can be a challenge if your child has a milk allergy . This week of milk-free lunch box alternatives is the answer to boring lunches. Is your child allergic to more than just milk? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search our Safe Eats®...

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Egg-Free Alternatives

Check any lunch box and you will find baked goods made with egg and mayonnaise on sandwiches and salads. Avoiding eggs when your child has an egg allergy doesn't have to mean dry sandwiches. Don't pack another boring egg-free lunch until you check out our yummy ideas! Is your child allergic to more than just egg? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search our Safe Eats®...

Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Ideas: A Week of Peanut Butter and Jelly Alternatives

Kids want a fun and tasty lunch. Parents want a safe and healthy lunch their kids will actually eat. Families managing peanut allergy are looking for alternatives to the traditional peanut butter and jelly. This week of peanut-free lunch box options is sure to satisfy kids and their parents. Is your child allergic to more than just peanut? We have additional resources if you’re managing multiple food allergies. Ask other parents for lunch ideas on our Food and Cooking Support forum . Search...

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