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Letter to the FDA: Require Food Manufacturers to Post Substitutions

Update: We are pleased to announce that on June 18, 2020, the FDA responded to our joint letter on their temporary labeling guidelines. They released a list of FAQs to help clear up confusion. The FDA is making it clear that: Any substitution that involves a top 8 allergen recognized by law and those identified as “priority allergens” by other countries including sesame, celery, lupin, buckwheat, molluscan shellfish and mustard must require a label change by manufacturers and vendors The...

Read the Latest Issue of freshAAIR™ – a Digital Magazine for People With Allergies and Asthma

The Spring/Summer 2020 issue of freshAAIR™ Magazine – a digital magazine from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) for people with allergies and asthma – is available! (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) Read the Spring/Summer 2020 freshAAIR issue Here are some of the topics we cover in this issue: COVID-19 and the global health crisis 2020 Allergy Capitals™: the most challenging cities to live in with seasonal allergies AAFA and MedicAlert's goal to reduce...

Why You Need to Know How to Use Epinephrine to Treat Food Allergy Reactions

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear a medical ID to alert others of their condition. “T” calls for having a treatment plan that includes...

Why It's Important to Carry Epinephrine With You Everywhere You Go When You Have Food Allergies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear a medical ID to alert others of their condition. “T” calls for having a treatment plan that includes...

How an Action Plan Can Help You Treat Anaphylaxis

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear a medical ID to alert others of their condition. “T” calls for having a treatment plan that includes...

Easy Ways to Raise Awareness About Food Allergies

Help us raise awareness about food allergies during Food Allergy Awareness Week in May. Around 26 million American adults and 5.6 million children have food allergies. Anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction , causes 30,000 emergency department visits each year. With the right education and treatment, we can help people manage food allergies to reduce medical emergencies. You can help raise awareness during May using our social tools below. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)...

Join Us for Our Twitter Chat on How to Prepare for Anaphylaxis

Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) on Monday, May 11, 2020, at noon ET for a Twitter chat on preparing for and treating anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction . Follow @kfatweets and @AAAAI_org and use the hashtag #foodallergy101 to join the conversation. KFA, AAAAI and other experts will answer questions about: What is a food allergy? What is the best way to tell if someone has a food allergy? How can I prevent food...

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Families Managing Food Allergies: A Global Health Crisis

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been fighting to save lives for nearly 70 years. With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our food allergy community. Our experience and strong community ties allowed us to take prompt action on the COVID-19 crisis . (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) Thanks to your generous support, we are leading the fight against COVID-19 for families managing food...

ACT for Food Allergy: AAFA and MedicAlert Join Forces for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

More than 32 million people in the United States have food allergies. About 5.6 million are children. And children with food allergies are two to four times more likely to have asthma or other allergic diseases. COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) has impacted our food supply, making it harder for people with food allergies to buy safe food. To kick off National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month , the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have partnered to...

The Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live in the U.S. With Seasonal Allergies

It’s common for children with food allergies – and their parents – to also have seasonal allergies . This means you not only have to avoid food allergy reactions, but you have to manage their pollen allergies too. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2020 Allergy Capitals™ report . It ranks the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for seasonal allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. AAFA ranked the cities based on three factors:...

Breaking News: FDA Approves Palforzia, a Ground-Breaking Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Treatment

On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Aimmune Therapeutics’ peanut treatment, Palforzia, for children ages 4 to 17. This is big news for the food allergy community. Food allergies put a significant mental, social and financial burden on families. Until now, strict avoidance has been the only way to avoid allergic reactions. Palforzia may give many families managing peanut allergies more freedom and greater quality of life.

Food Allergies Can Be an Overwhelming Burden on Families

Dear Friends, At the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and our Kids With Food Allergies division, we work with families every day who struggle with the pressure of managing food allergies. They live with constant fear and worry, wondering if their child will have a serious allergic reaction. We understand the life-altering effect food allergies can have on an entire family’s livelihood. Providing help to families is what motivates us. Food allergies are increasing. And while there is...

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