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Ways to Share What It Is Like to Live With Food Allergies

For children with food allergies, and everyone who cares for them, food allergy awareness is every day, all day long. It affects every aspect of our lives. Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 8 - 14, 2016. This week is dedicated to spreading awareness to help others understand what it is like to manage food allergies. Share our video about what we want others to understand about living with food allergies. Share our collection of 22 Things We Want You to Understand . More Awareness Images To...

Is Your Child the Face of Food Allergies?

You can raise awareness by adding your child's photo to our seventh annual Faces of Food Allergies photo album. If your child is one of the millions of children with a food allergy, upload their picture to our photo-sharing campaign. Their face will become part of our featured slideshow! You will also be entered to win an allergy-friendly gift pack from Enjoy Life Foods.

Kindergarten Teacher Turns Food Allergies Into a Teachable Moment

Like many schools, Woodland Hills Private School has several students with food allergies, especially nut allergies. And like many schools, they have a strict no-nut policy. But even with the no-nut policy, the Woodland Hills, California school found that they needed more parent and student education to prevent food with nuts from coming into the school accidentally. That’s when kindergarten teacher Marjorie Natal had the idea to create a lesson using word sorting to help her students better...

Do the Food Allergen Labeling Laws Apply to Cosmetics?

From lip balm and shampoo to moisturizers and eye shadow, cosmetics are overseen by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Even though these products go on our lips and skin, the FDA provides a lot less oversight than you might expect. In fact, most of the time the government does not get involved until there is a problem. Here’s what you need to know. What are “cosmetics”? The government defines “cosmetics” based on how the product is meant to be used. Cosmetics are meant to be rubbed,...

Asthma and Allergy Survey: Students Need Your Feedback for Special AAFA and KFA Survey

Our names are Sahil Ahuja, Lauren Perry, Aymen Saleem, and Mathangi Sridharan, and we are students at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. We are completing a project to evaluate the communication channels of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies . Here is a survey that will assist us in our communications audit. The goal of this survey is to gain insights into the opinions of AAFA’s customers--you. We would greatly appreciate your...

AllergyEats Releases 2016 Top 10 List of Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

Earlier this month, AllergyEats announced its annual top 10 list of the most allergy-friendly restaurant chains. Diners rating restaurants on AllergyEats gave a thumbs up to Rainforest Café for the first time ever. The list is divided by large and small chains. Rainforest Café is number one on the list of small restaurant chains. The ratings are based solely on a restaurant's ability to accommodate food allergies. The website and mobile app is run by Paul Antico, a father of children with...

Are Local Summer Programs Required to Accommodate My Child With Food Allergies?

Many towns, cities and counties offer camps and summer programs. They are often less expensive than private day camps and sleep-away camps, making them attractive to local families. Each spring, parents ask Kids With Food Allergies, “Are local summer camps required to accommodate my child with food allergies?” The answer is yes. These camps must accept children with food allergies and asthma. The camp must make adjustments for full participation. This may mean offering allergen-free meal...

Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

People with food allergies can have a hard time eating at restaurants. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a restaurant where it’s difficult to order a safe meal. Three attorneys from the Allergy Law Project answer the question: can a person with allergies bring outside food into a restaurant if a safe meal is not available? Unfortunately, there is not a lot of legal guidance on this specific issue.

Celebrate Pi(e) Day 2016 with #Pi4All Allergy-Friendly Pie Photo Contest

In honor of Pi Day (3.14), So Delicious® Dairy Free is hosting its second annual Instagram contest called Pi(e) 4 All (#Pi4All), celebrating allergy awareness. For every photo of allergy-friendly pie uploaded to Instagram, and tagged with #Pi4All and @so_delicious, between Saturday, March 12 and Monday, March 14, So Delicious will donate $3.14 to KFA. Additionally, one lucky winner will receive a Visa gift card worth $314 for their photo!

Follow KFA on Instagram for All the Allergy-friendly Foods at Natural Products Expo West

Are you excited to see the newest allergy-friendly foods? Follow @ kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram as we check out the new products at Natural Products Expo West on March 11-12 . Hundreds of companies attend this event to show off their latest foods. We'll tag our photos with # NewFoodFind and tell you what you can look forward to buying in 2016. Many of these foods are free of eggs, dairy, gluten, or even free of all top-8 allergens.

Survey: What Are Your Thoughts on Possible Food Allergy Treatments?

AAFA is working with researchers at Northwestern University who are currently conducting a pilot study called "Parental Therapy Preferences for Children with Food Allergy". Parents of children with food allergies are invited to complete an online survey about your thoughts on possible food allergy treatments. This study aims to better understand the needs of patients and their families when deciding on a therapy in order to improve current and future therapy options. All responses will be...

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)