On July 25, 2019, Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a Facebook Live session with pediatrician and blogger, Dr. Katie Freidman of Forever Freckled. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in live, you can still watch the session.
Join Dr. Katie Freidman of Forever Freckled and Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies, a division of AAFA, for a Facebook Live discussion around what parents need to know about new treatments for kids with food allergies, in particular, peanut allergy. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1:30 – 2 pm ET.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) addresses concerns regarding the Final Evidence Report assessing the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy released by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) on July 10, 2019. ICER’s report may cause concern for the allergy community that the findings will restrict access to new treatments for peanut allergy.
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.
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.
Connecticut and Texas have passed epinephrine stocking laws for public places. These laws allow places to store and use undesignated epinephrine in case of an allergic emergency.
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?
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.
Parents work hard to teach their children with food allergies how to read labels and watch for reactions. But sometimes, the parents need a little help of their own. Austin helped his dad by making an anaphylaxis plan to help him manage his drug allergy.
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).
Honor your child by making a donation to Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) or planning a Facebook fundraiser. Until there is a cure, KFA will provide practical support for families. At KFA, parents learn how to handle difficult situations to keep their children safe and healthy.
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.
The natural history of allergic diseases is referred to as the “atopic march” or the “allergic march.” Allergic diseases can have a big negative impact on a person’s quality of life and can be serious and even life-threatening. So, is there anything we can do to stop the march from progressing?
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 economic burden of managing this chronic disease.
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.