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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: Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 Co-Founder AllergyHome.org Sarah Boudreau-Romano, MD Pediatric Allergist Founder TheAllergistMom.com Both allergists are also parents of children with food allergies. The resources and references mentioned in this video are:...
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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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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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Updated for 2020! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Updated for 2020, the Kids With Food Allergies’ Easter candy guide is filled with food allergy-friendly sweets. Even favorites such as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are included. Please remember to read all labels and make sure the product is right for your family.
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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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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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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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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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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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5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays are a great time to spend with friends and family. Food-focused holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Chinese New Year and other winter holiday celebrations, can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. Try some of these ideas to take the precautions to avoid food allergy reactions during family meals and parties.
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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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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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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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Food-Free Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many schools are moving away from celebrating holidays with food in the classroom. If your school chooses to celebrate the winter holidays, partner with key school staff and families to plan holiday festivities that are safer and more inclusive for everyone, including kids with food allergies.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Partner With Your School to Promote Teal Classrooms This Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We've updated our Teal Classroom™ Kit! Learn more about raising food allergy awareness in the classroom and download your own copy . 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...
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Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family. But holidays focused around food can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. These tips will help you avoid food allergy reactions during holiday celebrations. Keep the Focus on the Holiday, Not the Food Every family celebrates holidays in their own unique way – often filled with special foods and traditions. Find ways to focus on the holiday and the time together. This could mean making new traditions.
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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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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 similar 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...
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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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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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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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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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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: 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: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

Will Way ·
I am so excited to find this! My son is going to be celebrating a Passover feast with his 1st grade class at his Christian school (they have been studying Egyptian history and the Exodus this year). The feast traditionally includes most of the things he is allergic to (eggs, tree nuts and wheat). It is great to have a resource to help me navigate this event.
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

ls1234 ·
Thank you so much for this. It is rare to find this sort of resource representing so well the broad range of Jewish observance of Passover, and the fact that this does it tremendously helpful and appreciated!
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Welcome, Ls1234! As you're making your Passover plans, don't forget to start a new topic on our community forums -- the Main Support Forum or the Food and Cooking Forum -- for any questions or problems you may run into!
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

LSK ·
Please do join in on discussions on the forums (or create new threads) about Passover with food allergies! Lots of creative ideas and experience in the community.
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

Loren Berkowitz ·
I'm Orthodox and although these ideas are great for some, I've dealt with allergies for Passover for 9 years. Yes, there are ways around everything, but some of these ideas are a bit unconventional. Please, please take these ideas with a grain of salt and speak to a rabbi. If anyone were to need ideas, you're more than welcome to contact me via private message.
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

Grace Nakimura ·
These are really great tips. We put together a guide to celebrating a happy passover in 2018 https://www.joinmyparty.co/art...ating-happy-passover Let us know your thoughts Happy Passover!
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

Sophie and Martin ·
Last night, I heard some stuff about the Kosher rule CHANGING regarding soy in 2015? Whoever is expert, please update.
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Re: Tips to Safely Celebrate Passover With Food Allergies

Sophie and Martin ·
another issue that kept me awake last week. During the "purge" week, people in the West Coast "should" purge ALL their emergency food .. which makes the family ultra vulnerable in care of an earthquake, until new food has been purchased. How do people do to reduce this crack in the plan? ((I don't care, my emergency food is in the basement, and only rats chew marks and poops would make me destroy ANY of that safe food))
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Re: 5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

KMorley ·
I just want to confirm (being a parent with a child with an egg allergy) that i'm not missing something and that this contains egg? it should be safe for my son, correct?
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Re: 5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

Katie D ·
All of the Enjoy Life Foods products are egg-free and their mixes require no use of eggs! Here is a link to more information on their products and what ingredients they are free from.
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Re: Updated for 2020! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide

Daniel F. ·
Hi, Thanks for the post! However, Wholesome Sweet candies are NOT corn free! Their ingredients are corn free with a couple exceptions, but all of their candies are poured into molds coated in corn starch. As the liquid forms an edge, it traps some of the corn starch in the candy. It may not bother some, depending how sensitive you are, but they contain more actual corn than many products with corn derivatives. Also Amanda's Own does have corn free chocolate, but their other candies listed,...
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Re: Updated for 2020! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide

Momofthree ·
Daniel, thanks for letting us know. What allergies do you manage?
 
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