KFA Leadership & Announcements

Food Allergy Awareness Week - 7 Tweets to Raise Awareness

This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. We hope you will join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the rise in food allergies . One in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Around 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy. Here are some quick awareness messages and food allergy facts you can Tweet to spread awareness for #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek: A food allergy = body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts against it. Symptoms can be...

Facebook Chat: Preventing Food Allergy Reactions

WHEN : Tuesday, May 16, 2017 TIME : 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET / 9:30-10:30 a.m. PT WHERE : Facebook Chat Event Join us on Tuesday, May 16 for a Facebook chat on Preventing Food Allergy Reactions: Tips to Stay Safe . This chat is brought to you by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Kids With Food Allergies. Avoiding food allergy reactions is important to keeping your child safe and healthy. But it can be an overwhelming...

Show Your Allergy-Free Cook How Much You Appreciate Them

Do you love someone who cooks allergy-free foods? Show them you appreciate how hard they work to keep your family safe with our “Kiss the Allergy-Free Cook” apron. It’s a great gift to celebrate Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Mother’s Day*! And every allergy-free cook needs allergy-friendly recipes. Download our free Safe Eats® Desserts cookbook , a collection of 32 allergy-friendly dessert recipes from some of our community members. Every recipe is vegan and free of cow’s milk,...

Conversation Starters to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Did you know one in 13 kids has a food allergy? And the number keeps growing. But many people still don’t understand food allergies. The best way to support families who manage this disease is by helping everyone understand it better. Help us raise awareness about this disease with a Food Allergy Warrior T-shirt and a #KEEPITTEAL bracelet. These are a great way to start conversations with others about food allergies. Check out these products and more on our online store. Thanks to your...

Show Us Your #FacesOfFoodAllergies to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

One in 13 children has a food allergy. As part of Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 14-20, we are hosting a photo contest. Post a photo of your child with food allergies and you could win a Kids With Food Allergies prize package. We want to work together to improve knowledge and understanding of food allergies. We hope raising awareness will help reduce bullying of children with food allergies. Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life...

AAFA Announces Departure of CEO Dr. Cary Sennett

April 3, 2017, Landover, MD – Today, the Board of Directors of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announces the departure of Dr. Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP. “It is with extreme gratitude that I thank Dr. Sennett for his service to the asthma and allergy community,” said Board Chair, Heidi Bayer. “Dr. Sennett helped us create a vision for the future of AAFA which puts our constituents in the forefront of every program and policy decision with a goal of helping them to live a lif

Recall Alert: Expanded Recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Epinephrine Autoinjectors Include Lots Distributed in U.S.

Mylan Provides Update on Meridian Medical Technologies', a Pfizer Company, Expanded Voluntary Worldwide Recall of EpiPen® Auto-Injector HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, March 31, 2017 / PRNewswire / -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection,...

Did you or someone you know eat Quorn and get sick?

File an adverse reaction report here . We’re sharing information from The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). They are collecting reports from people who have gotten sick after eating Quorn. Quorn is a brand name of meat substitutes. It is made from a fungus that is grown in a vat (like bacteria) rather than taken from the ground, like a mushroom. Some people reported allergic reactions after eating Quorn, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and occasionally hives or...

Tell the FDA to List Sesame as a Major Food Allergen on Food Labels

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is standing up for people allergic to sesame. We joined with a consumer advocacy group to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add sesame to the list of ingredients that must be disclosed on food labels. Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels . Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens. AAFA and the...

New Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed epinephrine as the first choice to treat severe allergic reactions. And to make certain parents, caregivers and others are ready to treat anaphylaxis, the AAP released its own version of a food allergy action plan . 1 Download PDF The recommendations were released in the February 13 edition of the journal Pediatrics . 2 The report stresses that it is better to use epinephrine early, even if parents are not 100% sure that the symptoms are...

Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
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Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)