KFA Leadership & Announcements

Celebrate Your Favorite Allergy-Friendly Cooks on Mother's Day

Moms, grandmas and aunts all love making their favorite kids, who just happen to have food allergies, safe meals and treats. Show them how much that means with the perfect gift on Mother’s Day, which is also the first day of Food Allergy Awareness Week . Safe Eats® Desserts Cookbook Give them this spiral-bound collection of allergy-friendly dessert recipes . Each one of the 32 recipes is vegan and free of cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. Some are also free of wheat and gluten. These...

Shop Our Online Store to Spread the Food Allergy Awareness During May

One in 13 children has a food allergy. That's about 5.9 million children. So chances are you have or know someone who has a child with a food allergy. The best way to support them is by helping everyone understand food allergies better. Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . The week of May 13-19 is Food Allergy Awareness Week . It's a perfect time to educate your family, friends, co-workers and others...

Follow KFA on Instagram for Allergy-Friendly New Food Finds

KFA will be checking out all the new products at Natural Products Expo West 2018 from March 7-11. Hundreds of companies attend this event to show off their latest allergy-friendly foods. Follow @kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram for a sneak peek of what we find. We'll tag our photos with #NewFoodFind. Many of these foods are free of eggs, dairy, gluten or even free of all top-8 allergens. What new allergy-friendly foods do you hope we find? Let us know and we'll keep an eye out! Then watch...

How to Talk to Your Child About Food Allergy Bullying

In Pittsburgh, a high schooler had to be treated for anaphylaxis after three classmates brought in pineapple, to which she is highly allergic. One of the classmates rubbed the pineapple on her hands and gave the girl a high five. In another story, a 13-year-old boy with a milk allergy died from anaphylaxis after one of his classmates flicked cheese into his mouth. These stories may have made headlines, but countless instances of food allergy bullying occur every day. About 35 percent of...

What Are Your Options for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors?

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...

KFA Issues Parental Guidance Warning About New Peter Rabbit Film

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.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

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.

One Family Finds Life-Changing Resources

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 the Gift of Allergy-Friendly Cooking

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...

Kids With Food Allergies
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Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)