KFA Leadership & Announcements

New York Residents: Ask New York Governor Cuomo to Sign Elijah’s Law

Elijah’s Law, A6971B, is a bill recently passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate aimed at preventing another tragedy like Elijah's. It is now waiting to be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The bill would require anaphylaxis policies for child day care centers. New York State residents can use this tool to tell New York's governor to support Elijah’s Law.

Understanding What J.D. v. Williamsburg Means for People With Food Allergies

On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit ruled on a case important to the food allergy community – J.D. v. Williamsburg. J.D.'s family sued Colonial Williamsburg, saying they discriminated against someone with a disability when they didn’t let him eat his safe lunch in their restaurant while on a class trip. What does this mean for people with food allergies?

FDA Extends Expiration Dates of All Lots of EpiPens® and Authorized Generic

As supply interruptions and shortages of epinephrine auto-injectors continue, the FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg Auto-Injectors and its authorized generic version currently on the market in the U.S. after a review of stability data. Read more for the new expiration dates.

Court Ruling Favors People With Food Allergies, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

J.D.'s family sued Colonial Williamsburg based on discrimination against someone with a disability. On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of J.D. and his family. This ruling impacts people with food allergies, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Allowing people to bring in safe food into a public place may be a necessary and reasonable accommodation. Food allergies are a disability under that Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).

The Social and Emotional Impact of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) conducted the My Kid's Life With Food Allergies survey in April 2019. We surveyed 1,234 parents of children with food allergies to capture more information about the full impact of food allergies on families' lives – including the social and emotional burden of managing this chronic disease.

Middleschooler Invents Game to Teach Other Students About Food Allergies

During Food Allergy Awareness Week, there are many ways to educate others about food allergies and what it’s like to live with them. We offer several tools and ideas to help you get involved. But we also encourage you to be creative and spread awareness in your own way. As part of this year’s focus, More Than Food Allergies, we want to highlight Dana Kagan. She has used her food allergies as inspiration to help other children better understand food allergies.

Upload a Photo and Enter a Chance to Win a “Healthier Home” Package!

Have you entered our More Than Food Allergies photo sharing contest yet? It’s a great way to raise awareness and have a chance to win a “healthier home” package. Show us how your child is #morethanfoodallergies. Take a picture showing how your child overcomes food allergy barriers and lives a full life. Upload it to our online community to enter. Three winners will be selected this week from all eligible photo entries.

Spread Food Allergy Awareness in One Click

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and Food Allergy Awareness Week May 12-18. All through May, our focus is on raising awareness about how food allergies are more than just a physical condition and they impact every aspect of life. Help us raise awareness about food allergies by changing your social media profile pictures and tweet food allergy facts.

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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)
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