KFA Leadership & Announcements

PBS KIDS Continues to Teach Kids About Food Allergies

With so many other TV networks airing shows that display poor awareness of food allergies, we want to highlight a network that is doing a great job of supporting the food allergy community. If your preschooler is a fan of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, we have some big news. The animated tiger develops a food allergy on the upcoming season of the PBS KIDS’ popular series. Daniel learns he is allergic to peaches the very first time he tries them in “ Daniel’s Allergy .” His dad and Doctor Anna...

Skyrocketing Costs Are Limiting Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

The recent surge of media coverage about rising medication costs has shed important light on the challenges of access and affordability that AAFA has championed time and again. It has also reinforced that – for millions of American families – access to medication such as the epinephrine auto-injector can be a life-and-death matter.

Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...

Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

Do you need ideas to share with your child's teacher to encourage non-food rewards in the classroom? Many elementary schools are becoming more food allergy aware. An average U.S. classroom has two children with a food allergy. Using non-food rewards is healthier for everyone, not just those with food allergies. These ideas get a class up and moving after a job well done.

Free Community Chat: Open Chat About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Open Chat about Back-to-School with Food Allergies. The text-based chat will be hosted on our community on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat. WHEN : Thursday, September 1, 2016 TIME : 7pm – 8pm ET / 4pm - 5pm PT WHERE : KFA's Online Chat Event This will be an “open chat” to share tips and ask questions about back-to-school issues like: Non-Food Rewards for Children with Food...

Join AAFA, AAAAI, KFA for a #FoodAllergy101 Twitter Chat

Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and Kids With Food Allergies Wednesday, August 17 at 1 PM EST for a #FoodAllergy101Twitter chat. Follow @AAFANational , @AAAAI_org and @KFAtweets . Use #FoodAllergy101. Experts will answer your questions about food allergies, such as: What is anaphylaxis? What is an action plan? How do I treat a reaction? And more!

Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the West Virginia Floods

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) , is asking you to help our fellow families in West Virginia who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to severe storms and flooding. Families who have children with food allergies encounter challenging circumstances during emergencies. Some of the unique requirements of this population after disasters include: 1. Shelters without animals, with safe kitchens and asthma/allergy-friendly...

NBC Still Not Getting It - Making Fun of Food Allergies Isn't Funny

Have you noticed an increase in the number of media and entertainment personalities making fun of people who live with food allergies? The latest incident involves Ricky Gervais on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Mr. Gervais openly mocked the significance of food allergies in the lives of millions of Americans. Jimmy Fallon simply laughed along.

New AAFA-Affiliated Support Group Turns West Virginia Teal for Food Allergy Awareness

Sometimes it takes just one determined mom to make a difference. Here is what one West Virginia mom did in a short amount of time to create a spectacular Food Allergy Awareness Week (FAAW)! Earlier this year, Robyn Clark, a community member of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), posted about looking for help with an Easter egg hunt. One thing led to another. And pretty soon, she found enough people to form a support group, the WV Children's Allergy Alliance. The group is one of the many support...

KFA Blog Named One of the Best Food Allergy Blogs of 2016

For the fifth year in a row, our Kids With Food Allergies blog has been named one of " The 19 Best Allergy Blogs of 2016 " by Healthline.com. We are pleased to again be recognized as a leader in providing high-quality food allergy information, food and recipes, and news about food allergies and anaphylaxis. It is important to stay up-to-date on news and food allergy recalls. By joining our community and following our blog, you will receive breaking news about research and treatments. JOIN NOW

Letter To NBC: Jokes About Food Allergies Can Put People in Danger

On behalf of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the more than 15 million Americans living with food allergies, I am writing with some concerns about a recent broadcast on the Today Show entitled “Coming Out of Their Shells.” The segment featured Matt Lauer and Al Roker as they searched for the world’s largest pistachio. In the episode, they make light of and even laugh at nut allergies.

AAFA Responds to Peanut-Tainted Flour Warning

Last week, a published report said that a variety of cake and cookie recalls were linked to flour containing “low levels” of undeclared peanut that was supplied to a Georgia company. Food Safety News said the Georgia company, CSM Bakery Solutions, used the flour in products distributed to its customers. The company said that testing after production revealed the presence of peanut. Peanut was not listed on the product labels. “Even trace amounts of a food allergen can be deadly,” said Dr.

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