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Read Every Label this Holiday Season

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The holidays are a time of traditions and sharing food. Good food allergy management is especially important when sharing food. It includes reading every label, every time. Ingredients or manufacturing processes can change at any time. Manufacturers are not required to alert shoppers that ingredients or manufacturing processes have changed. The only way to know is to read the entire ingredient statement every time you shop. This is particularly important around the holidays when you may...
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The Balancing Act® Focuses on Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of its programming dedicated to help raise awareness and offer resources for kids with food allergies, The Balancing Act® will feature the non-profit organization Kids With Food Allergies in the show airing on Thursday, November 20 at...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Christmas with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AT HOME:   While most children are excited about the prospect of gifts under the tree, it‘s helpful to remind them why you are celebrating and to reinforce your family’s beliefs.  It is also a wonderful time to create your own...
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Allergy-Friendly Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you frantically composing your allergy-friendly Thanksgiving menu? We're here to help and today we offer two stuffing recipes.  Both recipes are made without milk, eggs, nuts, fish, shellfish and can be made soy-free and...
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Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Kids 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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How Your Holiday Shopping Can Help Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you'll be shopping on Amazon.com for Cyber Monday (or anytime, really), bookmark this link to use and you'll be supporting Kids With Food Allergies (KFA):  http://www.amazon.com/ ?tag=kidswithfooda-20 When you enter the Amazon site using this...
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Free Webinar: Food Allergy Confidence During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  RSVP:    Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, November 3, 2015 TIME:  1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   The holiday season is coming! You may have...
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Help Twice as Many Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FOUR DAYS ONLY: Your Gift Will Be Matched!  Dear Friend of Kids With Food Allergies, You are why we can help families with children with food allergies live healthier and safer lives. Now until the end of December, every dollar you donate...
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Food Allergy Confidence During the Holidays (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar with Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSW, called Food Allergy Confidence During the Holidays.   View video on YouTube   Ms. Miller...
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Food Allergy Safety Tip for the Holidays: Wait to Try New Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As a parent of a child with food allergies, you know how exciting it is to introduce a new food to your child's diet or to find a new food or product that everyone is talking about! December is a busy time with holidays. If you want to try new foods, wait until you have a peaceful day. Avoid feeding your child something new in a strange place or during a hectic time.  These are not the optimal times to try new foods: While you are traveling (whether by air, a long car...
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Celebrating Hanukah When Your Child Has Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Celebrating Hanukah When Your Child Has Food Allergies by Yael Weinstein In a few days, Jews all over the world will be celebrating Hanukah. Hanukah is a fun filled holiday, but like many Jewish celebrations, food is a highlight to heighten...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food by Tami L. Pyles My family manages food allergies on a daily basis - and our job becomes even more important as we head into the holiday season.  As we begin our...
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Re: Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food

Robyn Pollock Peterson ·
Good Morning! I'm a Mom of 2, ages 3.5 and 18 months. In our household we have an anaphylactic dairy allergy and a corn allergy. I am the one with the anaphylaxis and I've lived WELL with this allergy all my life. I'd just like to say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and if there is extended family and friends who will cooperate with your food allergies, you can have a safe and delicious Thanksgiving. It's about trust... and about education... and possibly about providing recipes and...
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Daniellerholm ·
Thank you so much for this. Will try it before the big day
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Re: Allergy-Friendly Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Kids With Food Allergies ·
I updated the error on the photos so they should be visible to all, now. Danielle, you're welcome---we hope you like the recipes!
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Re: FREE Webinar: Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Mahbahlih ·
I am thrilled this is during DS's nap time!!!!!
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Re: FREE Webinar: Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Allergy princess ·
Most people work during the day.........
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover with Food Allergies

LSK ·
Thanks for all these great ideas and resources!
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover with Food Allergies

LSK ·
I'm going to create a crocheted "egg" for our Seder!
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover with Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
What a fun idea!
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Re: Free Webinar: Food Allergy Confidence During the Holidays

NikoLopes ·
I'm trying to join this but when i click on the link there is a big box that says "Image not found". I don't see any links or numbers to get into this webinar. On Tue, Nov 3, 2015 at 3:00 AM, Kids With Food Allergies < support@kidswithfoodallergies.org> wrote:
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Re: Free Webinar: Food Allergy Confidence During the Holidays

Kathy P ·
You should be able to use this link Reserve your seat by registering
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Re: Celebrating Hanukah When Your Child Has Food Allergies

Jakeysmommy ·
Thank you for writing this article. It makes me feel less alone.
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Re: Celebrating Hanukah When Your Child Has Food Allergies

LSK ·
Thanks so much! We also love "KFA Celebrates Chanukah" and have sent copies of this great resource to schools, family & friends: http://www.kidswithfoodallergi...ebrates-Chanukah.pdf
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Partner With Your School to Promote Teal Classrooms This Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know that 45% of severe allergic reactions in schools begin in the classroom? 1 About 20-25% of allergic reactions requiring epinephrine in schools occur without a prior history of food allergy. 2 Many schools are moving away from celebrating holidays with food in the classroom. If your school chooses to celebrate Halloween, partner with key school staff and families to plan holiday festivities in alignment with your school’s wellness plan. Ask your school to #KeepItTeal with Teal...
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Plan Ahead When Managing the Holidays With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanksgiving is a time of sharing with family and friends. That usually means sharing food. When you manage food allergies, sharing food can cause stress and anxiety. Follow these tips to create a safe and inclusive holiday for everyone.
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Food Allergy Tips for the Holidays: Keep Safe Foods Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The holidays are a time for family, friends and food. Make sure everyone who prepares, handles and serves food that your child will eat knows how to prevent cross contamination. Wash hands before and after eating or handling food, or keep wipes on hand. Hand sanitizer will not remove food proteins. Read the labels of all food ingredients. Be sure you know all the label reading tips ! Wash all prep areas and eating areas with a paper towel and commercial cleaner, or a new...
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Keep Kids with Food Allergies Safe During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Keep the holidays happy this season! Educate your loved ones about your child's food allergies before holiday events to help keep them safe and happy. Today more than 6-million kids and their families are managing a food allergy. Holiday time can be...
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8 Tips for Holiday Travel With Food Allergies

Kids 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...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Chanukah with Food Allergies (with Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Chanukah is a fun and exciting holiday for children. Children look forward to the candles, games, gifts, parties and fun. Since many Chanukah celebrations center around food, it takes extra planning to make sure everyone has a safe and happy holiday....
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My Favorite Egg-Free Holiday Cookies Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Egg-Free Holiday Cookies by LSK (Lynn) We have a huge collection of cookie cutters for different holidays and all sorts of other occasions. Our kids love to help make the cookie dough and cut out the cookies. Sometimes we leave the...
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Celebrate Valentine's Day With L-O-V-E

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Valentine's Day With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There's nothing sweeter than celebrating Valentine's Day with the ones you love. Valentine's Day has long been associated with candy and sweets. For children with food allergies, this can mean being excluded or feeling unsafe. Focusing on non-food gifts allows everyone to safely enjoy the holiday. Use our Tips to Safely Celebrate Valentine's Day With Food Allergies which includes ideas for celebrating both at home and at school. Valentine's Day at Home Make safe treats for your family.
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Pledge Your #TealLove for a Child With Food Allergies This Valentine's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Valentine's Day can be a challenge for kids with food allergies. Candy and treats can mean being excluded or feeling unsafe. #TealLove means being inclusive of those with food allergies. How can you pledge your #TealLove to someone with food allergies on Valentine's Day? Show food allergy awareness with our #TealLove awareness ribbons. One in 13 U.S. kids has a food allergy. You can use these images as your profile picture or share on social media: Encourage non-food gifts which are safer...
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Read Candy Labels to Keep Your Sweetheart Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Around Valentine's Day, others may offer candy or treats to your child with food allergies. Make sure your child knows not to accept or eat any candy unless a parent or trusted adult has verified that it is safe to eat. Many candies look alike but can have different ingredients and advisory warnings. Many smaller candies are sold in larger packages and do not have an ingredient label on the individual pieces. Remind your child to not eat any candy until you can carefully check the ingredient...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Passover is a holiday that is rich with meaning and filled with traditions, many of which involve food. If you are managing food allergies, this guide will help you create a safe, fun, and meaningful celebration.
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Ashley S. ·
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Easter with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Easter is a season of joy and celebration. Decorated eggs, chocolate bunnies and other candies can all be unsafe for someone with food allergies. There are many non-food alternatives for celebrating Easter, whether at home or at school.
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How to Have Safe Outdoor Celebrations With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Outdoor holiday celebrations are fun but they can also be a source of stress for parents of children with food allergies. Here are some ways to keep your child safe at barbecues, cookouts and picnics.
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