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Do Peanut-Free Schools Reduce the Risk of Severe Reactions?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. David Stukus, pediatric asthma and allergy specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Medical Scientific Council, recently wrote an editorial on the findings of the study, Impact of school peanut-free policies on epinephrine administration. This is a summary of his article. Read his full editorial for more information.
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Early-Intervention Leads to a High Rate of Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Success

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Low doses of peanut early in life may lead to long-term allergy control   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – An early-intervention oral immunotherapy (EI-OIT) trial for peanut allergy shows promising results and could represent a new,...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Advancepierre Foods Pork Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Advancepierre Foods Recalls Pork Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen Class I Recall Release: 030-2016 Health Risk: High Date: Apr 16, 2016 En Español Congressional and Public Affairs Veronika Medina (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, April 16, 2016 – AdvancePierre Foods, a Cincinnati, OH establishment, is recalling approximately 3,469 pounds of breaded pork products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...
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Flaky Biscuits Recipe: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat/Gluten-Free

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Yankee Doodle Biscuits  by Kathy Przywara I'm a Yankee...I was born and raised north of the Mason Dixon line.  I know about pretzels and scrapple. Biscuits were not a staple at our house.  The rare times that we did have biscuits, they...
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How to Make the Zebra Effect on Allergy-Friendly Cake

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You can use this technique from Kathy P and apply it to any safe cake recipe  and make an assortment of flavors.   Vegan Zebra Cake by Kathy Przywara Makes an 8 or 9" cake   1 1/2  cups  flour...
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AllergyEats Plans Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AllergyEats Presents The 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue Boston, MA, July 17, 2013 AllergyEats , the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, presents The 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize...
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Can We Improve Peanut Allergy Diagnosis with New Laboratory Tests?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice investigated the usefulness of peanut-specific allergic antibody levels for the diagnosis of peanut allergy. The researchers analyzed the usefulness...
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(Canada) Egg Allergy Alert: Lounsbury and Cedarvale Extra Hot Prepared Horseradish

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared egg in certain Lounsbury and Cedarvale brand Extra Hot Prepared Horseradish Recall / advisory date: October 3, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Egg Hazard classification:Class 2 Company / Firm:Lounsbury Foods...
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(Canada) Sulfite Allergy Alert: Lucky and Tunnel Farm Products

KFA News Team ·
Lucky and Tunnel Farms products recalled due to undeclared sulfites.Recall / advisory date: May 31, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory: Allergen - Sulphites Hazard classification: Class 2 Company / Firm: J. L. Trading Co. Ltd. Distribution: Ontario...
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(Canada) Sulfite Allergy Alert: President's Choice White Grape Juice

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared sulphites in President’s Choice® White Grape Juice Recall / advisory date:May 24, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Sulphites Hazard classification:Class 1 Company / Firm:Loblaw Companies Ltd....
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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 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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Coping with Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on August 11, 2015 on Coping With Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More. Dr. Gianine D. Rosenblum is a New Jersey psychologist in private practice and a parent to a child with food...
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DBV Announces Phase III Trial Results for Viaskin Peanut

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies Announces Publication of Detailed Phase III Trial Results Evaluating Viaskin Peanut as a Novel Treatment for Peanut Allergy in The Journal of the American Medical Association
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Gluten (Barley) Allergy Alert: UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE Garden Vegetable Recall

KFA News Team ·
Mars Food North America Voluntarily Recalls Specific Batch and Item Number Representing Less Than 2,000 Cases --No Other UNCLE BEN’S® Products Affected-- Contact Consumer: 1-800-548-6253 Media Contact: 973-691-3536   FOR IMMEDIATE...
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Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 2, 2014) – If you are one of the millions of Americans who experiences a severe allergic reaction to food, latex or an insect sting, you should know the first line of defense in combating the reaction is...
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How an Action Plan Can Help You Treat Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month . May 10-16, 2020, is Food Allergy Awareness Week. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and MedicAlert have teamed up to help you manage your child’s food allergies and prevent severe allergic reactions. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA). We’re asking you to “ACT” to manage your child’s allergies: “A” means have an action plan for anaphylaxis. “C” reminds you to carry important medicines and have your child wear...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Welcome to Cake Week! We're starting off with a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, KFA's recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1) "Help! I've never baked a cake before, much less frosted one! What do I do?" First, don't panic! It's not all that difficult and frosting can hide a multitude of sins - LOL! There are lots of ways to bake, frost, and decorate a cake. Not every...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 2)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is the second part of a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, our recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. Be sure to read the first step, which provides tips on how to remove your cake from the pan and cool the cake . Level and Torte Your Cake OK, you have a baked cake! What do you do with it now? The first step is to level your cake if you have not already done that before you turned it out of the pan. If you...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 3)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is the final part of a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, our recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. Be sure to read the first step, which provides tips on how to remove your cake from the pan and cool the cake , and the second step that details how to layer and fill your cake. Crumb Coat Your Cake Crumb coating means to apply a thin layer of thin consistency frosting to the entire surface of the cake to seal in the...
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How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is day two of KFA's Allergy-Friendly Cake Week! Today's guest blogger is Laura Giletti, one of our Food & Cooking support team leaders. How to Make Kathy P's Allergy-Friendly Wacky Cake by Laura Giletti Wacky cake is a wonderful thing. It's a very forgiving recipe. It can be made into a wide variety of flavors, and can be tailored to a broad range of allergy restrictions. Another advantage is you can make it into cupcakes, or a layer cake, or fill a...
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5 Ways to Pledge Your #TealLove for a Child With Food Allergies This Valentine’s Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Valentine's Day is the time of year when you show your loved ones how much they mean to you. But for kids with food allergies, it can leave them feeling excluded or unsafe. #TealLove means being inclusive of those with food allergies.
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Aimmune Therapeutics Reports Positive Results From Peanut Immunotherapy Studies

KFA News Team ·
Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AIMT), a biopharmaceutical company developing treatments for life-threatening food allergies, announced clinical data presented today at the 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The presentations included Phase 3 screening data and Phase 2 adherence data from Aimmune’s AR101 program. AR101 is Aimmune’s investigational biologic oral immunotherapy for desensitization of patients with peanut allergy.
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Food Allergy Research Review, April-June 2017

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies will recap some of the top research in food allergies every three months. Here is a look at studies reported between April and June 2017. Read about how environment can trigger eosinophilic esophagitis, how many kids are taking life-saving medicines to camp and more.
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Food Allergy Research Roundup 2017 Quarter 1

KFA News Team ·
Kids With Food Allergies will recap some of the top research in food allergies every three months. Here is a look at studies reported between January and March. Read about teens and food allergy, peanut allergy, secondhand smoke and more.
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Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

KFA Medical Advisors ·
What You Need to Know About Diagnostic Allergy Testing by David Stukus, MD Whenever I meet with families for the first time and ask the parents whether their child has any food allergies, I often hear the following reply: “I don't...
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Food Avoidance and Drug-Free Remission in Adults with Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI) documented remission of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in 3/4 of affected adults who eliminated cereals, milk, eggs, seafood, legumes, peanuts and soy for 6...
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