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Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation: Two allergists share their own families' stories about dealing with food allergies during the holiday season. Learn new strategies and tips on how to keep your children safe from unsafe food.

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This is the video recording from the live webinar Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) presented on 11/6/12.


Our guest speakers were: 

Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc

Pediatric Allergist

Chair of the Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Medical Advisory Team



Sarah Boudreau-Romano, MD

Pediatric Allergist



Both allergists are also parents of children with food allergies.


The resources and references mentioned in this video are: (information handouts and tools to help you teach family, friends and caregivers about food allergies) Dr. Boudreau-Romano's blog


Hosting Holiday Guests with Food Allergies (blog post by Dr. Pistiner)


Study: Frequency of Mouthing Behavior in Young Children This study demonstrates how often children put their hands into their mouths, which can pose a risk for food-allergic children.


Handwashing/Cleaning Study (PDF) This is the referenced study regarding hand sanitizers, soap, and cleaning products and their efficiency at removing peanut allergen.

Allergy-Friendly Recipes We have a selection of free featured recipes or you can subscribe to be a KFA Family Member and access over 1,200 allergy-friendly recipes to help you plan your holiday menus.

Food & Cooking Forums  KFA hosts 3 support forums to help families with allergy-friendly cooking and baking.  Access to these forums is free, but requires registration to login.


Our next free webinar in December will be Baking Without Wheat, Eggs, Milk and Nuts featuring cookbook author Colette Martin.  We will announce when registration is open for that  webinar.

Thank you!

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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