It’s common for children with food allergies – and their parents – to also have seasonal allergies . This means you not only have to avoid food allergy reactions, but you have to manage their pollen allergies too. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2020 Allergy Capitals™ report . It ranks the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for seasonal allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. AAFA ranked the cities based on three factors:...
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Valentine's Day has long been associated with kisses, candy, parties and special treats. For children with food allergies, this can mean being left out or feeling unsafe. With some advanced planning, you can keep your sweethearts with food allergies safe and included. Use open communication with your child and their caregivers to reduce the chances of a food allergy reaction. Whether toddler, teen or somewhere in between, make a plan to keep your loved ones safe this Valentine's Day: 1. At...
On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Aimmune Therapeutics’ peanut treatment, Palforzia, for children ages 4 to 17. This is big news for the food allergy community. Food allergies put a significant mental, social and financial burden on families. Until now, strict avoidance has been the only way to avoid allergic reactions. Palforzia may give many families managing peanut allergies more freedom and greater quality of life.
Dear Friends, At the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and our Kids With Food Allergies division, we work with families every day who struggle with the pressure of managing food allergies. They live with constant fear and worry, wondering if their child will have a serious allergic reaction. We understand the life-altering effect food allergies can have on an entire family’s livelihood. Providing help to families is what motivates us. Food allergies are increasing. And while there is...
These are just a few things we were able to do this year for the asthma and allergy community because of you. But there is more for us to do to significantly reduce the burden of these diseases on people with asthma and allergies. And we can with your help.
On Dec. 16, 2019, Congress released a spending package to keep the government funded for 2020. This plan includes two big wins for food allergy research.
Congratulations to New York and the family of Giovanni Cipriano on the passing of Gio's Law. Gio's Law, S3247B, authorizes certain New York emergency service providers to be trained to treat anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, and carry epinephrine in their vehicles.
Food allergies can be managed with the right resources and support. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is here to help families manage their fears and move to a place of confidence. Your end-of-year gift helps us support families through our food allergy education programs, research, advocacy and community outreach.
During the NFL games this week, Demetrius and other players will be wearing custom cleats designed to represent the charities they are passionate about. The cleats will be auctioned off with 100% of the money raised going to their chosen organizations. Because of his son’s allergy to peanuts, Demetrius will have Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) represented on his cleats designed by Ryan Bare SR Customs.
KFA member JoanMarie has had food allergies her entire life. She grew up in the 1960s when people didn’t have many safe food options, allergy-friendly recipes and epinephrine auto-injectors. In her story, she shares her experience to help us see how far food allergy management has come since then.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) is working with like-minded groups and community members to find the best way to get epinephrine auto-injectors stocked on airplanes in the United States. Today, our government affairs representative, Mark Vieth, attended a Senate meeting on epinephrine auto-injectors on airplanes. This is a policy priority for AAFA and its food allergy division, Kids With Food Allergies.
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.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently exhibited at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference. We learned the latest news in pediatrics and food allergies. We also spoke with doctors about the food allergy and asthma programs and services we offer. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
The community of Clifton Springs, New York, attends a popular Halloween festival every year called Spooktacular. Families come in costume for the games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, haunted house and dance party. And, of course, the trick-or-treating. After hearing about TEALOWEEN on the KFA community, Stasi had an idea to see if she could make Spooktacular more food-allergy friendly.