Epinephrine is a lifesaving medicine for people with severe allergies. It is important to discuss with your doctor about what is the most appropriate prescription for your family. You may also need to find out which options your insurance provider prefers. This will affect your out-of-pocket costs. Each device has its own unique set of instructions. Understanding those differences is important so that you get the device you want and you know how to use it. Pharmacists must follow state and...
The movie "Peter Rabbit" depicts a scene some families managing food allergies might find alarming. Peter and the other rabbits intentionally attack Mr. McGregor with his known food allergen causing him to have a serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis).
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) cautions parents raising children with food allergies that some scenes in the newly-released “Peter Rabbit” film may be disturbing for young viewers with food allergies. In the film, a character with a known food allergy to blackberries is attacked with them. This leads to a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis and the need to use a lifesaving injection of the drug epinephrine.
The new movie, Peter Rabbit, has a scene that may be disturbing to young viewers who have a food allergy. We're asking Hollywood to stop using food allergies as a punchline.
Can you believe it’s already February? January just flew by. It’s time to put these food allergy related tasks on your to-do list this month.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.
Valentine's Day is the time of year when you show your loved ones how much they mean to you. But for kids with food allergies, it can leave them feeling excluded or unsafe. #TealLove means being inclusive of those with food allergies.
Are you making a to-do list for the new year? Add some of these tasks to your to-do list to help you as your manage your child’s food allergies.
On behalf of all of us at Kids With Food Allergies and those we serve, thank you. Your gifts in 2017 will have a far-reaching impact in the coming year. We are grateful to work with you to make a difference in the lives of the millions of families managing food allergies. You make all of this possible.
Cynthia’s daughter, Kate, was just 1 year old when she became covered in hives after eating fresh corn for the first time. Without a clear diagnosis of a food allergy , her parents avoided feeding her corn, not realizing it can also be found in many foods. Kate spent the first years of her childhood with mysterious rashes, nausea, upset stomach and severe abdominal pains every time she ate. When she was 12, Kate almost died from an anaphylactic reaction to an injection containing dextrose, a...
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. Our “Kiss the Allergy-Free Cook” apron is 100-percent cotton, adjustable and has a soil-release finish. It also has handy pockets and an adjustable neck strap. Our Safe Eats® Desserts cookbook is a spiral bound collection of 32...
Give your family gifts they can use this holiday season. Your purchase is also a gift to parents of children with food allergies, allowing Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) to continue life-saving education, advocacy and support. For the Cook Our Safe Eats® Desserts cookbook is a spiral-bound collection of 32 allergy-friendly dessert recipes from our community members and bloggers. All recipes are vegan and free of cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Most are also free of soy, wheat and...
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! With your help, families raising children with food allergies can keep their children safe and healthy during this holiday season.
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.
Richmond, VA (October 24, 2017) – kaléo, along with the four major advocacy organizations focused on life-threatening allergies, today announced a new initiative, No Appetite for Bullying, to raise awareness about the prevalence and potential dangers of food allergy bullying. Food allergy bullying happens when children and teens living with life-threatening food allergies are teased, ridiculed, or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic. This is the first time