KFA Leadership & Announcements

Celebrate Valentine's Day With L-O-V-E

As a child growing up with food allergies, Halloween and Valentine’s Day were two days of the year that I would really notice that I was different. Valentine’s Day is a holiday focused on sweets and candies that show your love for others, but for me, these sweets and candies are filled with ingredients that can send me to the hospital. So how can we make this holiday something special, but also safe for those with food allergies? I am thankful to have people in my life that have always gone...

What Are Your Options for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors?

Epinephrine is a lifesaving medicine for people with severe allergies. It’s awful to think that some Americans have to choose between putting food on the table and putting an epinephrine auto-injector in their child’s backpack. It is important to discuss with your physician 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...

What You Need to Know About Cruising With Food Allergies

During the past few years, the cruise industry has started taking food allergies and special diets more seriously. Many major cruise lines now have policies to avoid cross contamination. Recently, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), an industry trade group, issued a statement about how cruise lines accommodate food allergy diets. “Cruise lines are well equipped and happy to accommodate a variety of diets including no/low fat, vegetarian, vegan, dairy or lactose free, gluten or...

WEBINAR: Reducing Risk of Peanut Allergy – A Review of New Guidelines

New guidelines released in 2017 may help prevent the development of peanut allergy. The guidelines recommend early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants as early as 4 and 6 months of age. How peanut-containing foods should be introduced to infants depends on the infant’s risk level. Join us for a free webinar on January 26, 2017 at 3 pm EST.

Peanut Allergy Prevention: New Guidelines for Early Introduction

For years, guidelines told us that parents and pediatricians should delay giving peanut-containing foods to children until after age three. However, all of our best evidence now shows that early introduction of peanut-containing foods is associated with less peanut allergy.

Thank You to Our Donors, Supporters and Partners

During this holiday season, our thoughts turn to you, whose support makes our important work possible. It is in this spirit that we say...thank you and best wishes for the holidays and Happy New Year. We sincerely appreciate our 2016 donors, supporters and partners. Your financial support allows us to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies. This funding furthers our efforts to educate families with information about food allergy management. With the...

New Generic Option for EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies is sharing news from Mylan about the availability of generic epinephrine auto-injectors. Mylan announced earlier this year that it would be releasing a generic alternative to its own branded EpiPen® Auto-Injector to address cost concerns. Mylan announced Friday it is launching its first authorized generic (AG) for EpiPen Auto-Injector. The company is releasing details at a new website: MyGenericEAI.com . The website includes a coupon for a $25 savings card for the...

8 Tips for Holiday Travel With Food Allergies

Are you visiting loved ones for the holidays? When you have a child with food allergies, take extra time to plan ahead. Follow our eight travel tips to help avoid reactions so you don’t miss out on any holiday fun. 1. Talk to your hosts before you arrive If your relatives or friends aren’t familiar with food allergies, talk to them ahead of time to let them know what you need to keep your child safe. Let them know what to expect when it comes to preparing safe food or eating out. Ask your...

3 Tips for a Safe and Merry Christmas

December is a whirlwind of activity for many families. If you manage food allergies, planning is key during the Christmas season. It will help you enjoy your family time to the fullest. Here are some tips from Kids With Food Allergies for that most joyous time of year: 1) Download Our New Christmas Tip Sheet Our new handout provides tips and ideas to safely celebrate Christmas with food allergies. Share with friends, family and teachers. Safely celebrate with friends at home.

Kids With Food Allergies
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