KFA Leadership & Announcements

Food Allergy "Joke" on the Emmy Awards Show

September 19, 2016 ABC Network Headquarters 77 West 66th Street New York, New York 10023 Dear ABC Network, On behalf of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the more than 15 million Americans living with food allergies, I’m writing with some concerns about a comedy bit on the Emmys that aired on ABC on Sunday, September 18, 2016 . The joke – presented by host Jimmy Kimmel – involved the distribution of thousands of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the audience in...

Wheat Allergy Warning: Hidden Places You May Find Wheat

Wheat is one of the top 8 food allergens . If your child is allergic to wheat, you know the foods to avoid : bread, pasta, cereal and more. Like any food, wheat can cause an allergic reaction. These reactions may range from mild to severe. A severe allergic reaction is called anaphylaxis . Slinky Brand and More! Fingerprint Science Kit (also labeled as Experiment #163) A 9-year-old-boy allergic to wheat needed epinephrine after playing with this science kit, according to a recent article in...

Safe Eats Desserts Recipe Cookbook Contest

Attention, bakers, creators and dessert lovers! We’d like you to share your best, original allergy-friendly dessert recipes with the Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) community. Your recipe could be included in an upcoming KFA recipe e-book, Safe Eats® Desserts . You’ll also have a chance to win prizes and the acclaim of your friends and family! In partnership with So Delicious® Dairy Free , KFA is looking for the best vegan*, peanut and tree nut free desserts to share with our community.

Join the 8th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Food Allergy Walk and Expo

Come and see new products and services that can make your home healthier for you and your family members dealing with asthma and seasonal allergies. Learn about the Certified asthma & allergy friendly® mark to find out what it really means and how it may benefit your family. When: Saturday, September 17th Registration opens at 8:30 am (Save time and pre-register!) Walk and Fundraiser 9:00 am - 11:30 am Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall 500 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Cost:...

PBS KIDS Continues to Teach Kids About Food Allergies

With so many other TV networks airing shows that display poor awareness of food allergies, we want to highlight a network that is doing a great job of supporting the food allergy community. If your preschooler is a fan of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, we have some big news. The animated tiger develops a food allergy on the upcoming season of the PBS KIDS’ popular series. Daniel learns he is allergic to peaches the very first time he tries them in “ Daniel’s Allergy .” His dad and Doctor Anna...

Skyrocketing Costs Are Limiting Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

The recent surge of media coverage about rising medication costs has shed important light on the challenges of access and affordability that AAFA has championed time and again. It has also reinforced that – for millions of American families – access to medication such as the epinephrine auto-injector can be a life-and-death matter.

Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...

Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

Do you need ideas to share with your child's teacher to encourage non-food rewards in the classroom? Many elementary schools are becoming more food allergy aware. An average U.S. classroom has two children with a food allergy. Using non-food rewards is healthier for everyone, not just those with food allergies. These ideas get a class up and moving after a job well done.

Free Community Chat: Open Chat About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Open Chat about Back-to-School with Food Allergies. The text-based chat will be hosted on our community on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat. WHEN : Thursday, September 1, 2016 TIME : 7pm – 8pm ET / 4pm - 5pm PT WHERE : KFA's Online Chat Event This will be an “open chat” to share tips and ask questions about back-to-school issues like: Non-Food Rewards for Children with Food...

Join AAFA, AAAAI, KFA for a #FoodAllergy101 Twitter Chat

Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and Kids With Food Allergies Wednesday, August 17 at 1 PM EST for a #FoodAllergy101Twitter chat. Follow @AAFANational , @AAAAI_org and @KFAtweets . Use #FoodAllergy101. Experts will answer your questions about food allergies, such as: What is anaphylaxis? What is an action plan? How do I treat a reaction? And more!

Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the West Virginia Floods

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) , is asking you to help our fellow families in West Virginia who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to severe storms and flooding. Families who have children with food allergies encounter challenging circumstances during emergencies. Some of the unique requirements of this population after disasters include: 1. Shelters without animals, with safe kitchens and asthma/allergy-friendly...

NBC Still Not Getting It - Making Fun of Food Allergies Isn't Funny

Have you noticed an increase in the number of media and entertainment personalities making fun of people who live with food allergies? The latest incident involves Ricky Gervais on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Mr. Gervais openly mocked the significance of food allergies in the lives of millions of Americans. Jimmy Fallon simply laughed along.