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Parenting + Food Allergies: The Social, Emotional and Financial Impact on Families (Video)

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.

Watch for Food Allergens in Your Kid's Summertime Arts and Crafts Activities

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®.

Allergy-Friendly Easter Cupcakes in 4 Easy Steps

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...

Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe

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...

5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

Holidays are a great time to spend with friends and family. Food-focused holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Chinese New Year and other winter holiday celebrations, can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. Try some of these ideas to take the precautions to avoid food allergy reactions during family meals and parties.

Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)