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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by Colorado Wild Fire

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to Nicole Smith of Allergic Child, Katie Pritchard of Colorado Springs MOSAIC and Lisa Giuriceo of Food Allergy and Asthma Support of New Jersey for helping with this effort.
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by Colorado Wild Fire

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you have been evacuated and are in need of food allergy friendly food or epinephrine auto-injectors, please contact Katie Pritchard at (719) 235-3277 or kpritchard@csmosaic.org !
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here is a picture from Carrie Black, one of KFA's long-time members, and OKC resident, who has helped with the recovery process: "Food allergy safe food for Moore citizens with special diets. Keep them coming!" --Carrie Black
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Peanut Free Planet is still accepting donations for the Oklahoma tornado disaster. Their first shipment has already been processed, but they will be sending another next week. Many allergy-friendly companies have also contributed. From Peanut Free Planet : "If you would like to send a food donation to the food allergy families that have been victims of the Oklahoma Tornado you can order on our site. PFP will cover the shipping of the gift DIRECTLY to the Oklahoma Food bank SPECIFICALLY SET...
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Melanie Carver ·
Here are more images from Carrie Black showing the food being donated to families with food allergies. Families in the area are starting to receive these foods. Thank you!
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Re: Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine

maple ·
My dd received the flu shot for the first time this year. She has had severe reactions to miniscule amounts of egg. But she had no reaction to the flu shot! It was quite a relief. Her allergist, who sees many kids with severe egg allergy, said at most he's seen a few kids with minor reactions. The vast majority have not reacted at all.
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kmlen ·
Thank you Kathy! We were hoping for Eczema relief with Xolair, but instead got food allergy relief She has been on it for 2.5 years now!
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Re: Sephora Fundraiser Will Benefit Kids With Food Allergies

StephC ·
This is not an online event, correct?
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Re: Sephora Fundraiser Will Benefit Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Correct, Steph! It is an event being held at the Sephora location in Brooklyn. Thanks for asking!
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Melanie Carver ·
Oh Kelly, I want to reach through the screen and scratch it for him or put ice on his back. This picture made my toes curl. I hope your allergist has helped him get relief for his numerous environmental allergens.
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Donate Allergy-Friendly Food to People Affected by Hurricane Florence

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hurricane Florence has made landfall and is having a devastating effect on the Carolinas and surrounding areas. And the impact will last for weeks, leaving many families with food allergies without access to safe food. You can help get safe food to affected families. Below, we have listed Amazon Wish Lists that local groups have created for food banks in the evacuation areas that are currently accepting allergy-friendly food donations.
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Egg Allergic Children Now Have No Barriers to Flu Shot

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Egg Allergic Children Now Have no Barriers to Flu ShotNewest research shows no increased danger  ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILL. (Oct. 1, 2013) – All children should have flu shots, even if they have an egg allergy, and it’s now...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Kroger Private Selection Ice Creams, 2 Varieties

KFA News Team ·
Two Private Selection Ice Cream Flavors Recalled for Undeclared Allergen   Contact: Consumer: 800-576-4377 Media: Keith Dailey (513) 257-4955   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 26, 2014 - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has...
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Allergy-Friendly Crafts You and Your Kids Can Make at Home

Kids With Food Allergies ·
With the school year ending and summer camp programs more limited because of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be looking for new ways to keep kids busy with things like arts and crafts or sensory play. But some arts and crafts supplies can contain food allergens . This includes items like paints (egg, milk, wheat and soy), crayons (soy) and slime (corn). You can make some of these items at home with safe ingredients. Our friend Elena loves play dough and ooblick. Both of...
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Allergy-Friendly Food Drive: Help North Carolina Families Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE 10/16/16: additional food bank options and Amazon wish lists. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), is asking you to help families in North Carolina in the aftermath of severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew. At least 22 people there died due to the storm. This is the worst flooding the state has seen since 1999. One of KFA's community members told us she was trapped in her house for days feeding her baby nothing but...
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Are Local Summer Programs Required to Accommodate My Child With Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many towns, cities and counties offer camps and summer programs. They are often less expensive than private day camps and sleep-away camps, making them attractive to local families. Each spring, parents ask Kids With Food Allergies, “Are local summer camps required to accommodate my child with food allergies?” The answer is yes. These camps must accept children with food allergies and asthma. The camp must make adjustments for full participation. This may mean offering allergen-free meal...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Elevates Patient Voice in ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

KFA News Team ·
On June 11, 2019, in Oakland, California, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) and its California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) met to assess the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy. The review examined two new technologies to induce immune tolerance — Viaskin® Peanut (DBV Technologies) and AR101 (Aimmune Therapeutics) — as well as non-commercialized oral immunotherapy (OIT).
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Bill Introduced to Encourage Schools to Stock Quick-Relief Asthma Medicines

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, H.R. 2285, was filed on May 2, 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would require states to also have laws that allow schools to keep asthma quick-relief medicines on hand. Learn more about this bill and how to get involved.
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Breast is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Press Release   Breast is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies Study says no significant difference   SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 5, 2015) – Pregnant women and new mothers receive many messages regarding the benefits of exclusive...
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College Students With Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.
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Colorado Floods: How to Help Families with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is asking you once again to help our fellow families in Colorado who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to extreme floods. Families who...
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COVID-19 and Its Impact on Families Managing Food Allergies: A Global Health Crisis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been fighting to save lives for nearly 70 years. With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our food allergy community. Our experience and strong community ties allowed us to take prompt action on the COVID-19 crisis . (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) Thanks to your generous support, we are leading the fight against COVID-19 for families managing food...
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Half of Kids Who Needed Epinephrine Didn’t Get It Before Trip to the Emergency Room

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Study shows parents, guardians and emergency responders failed to give epinephrine at home. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (July 12, 2017 – 12:01 am ET) – Anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) should receive epinephrine as quickly as possible. A new study showed that even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn’t receive the life-saving medication when they needed it. The study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , the scientific...
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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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Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the West Virginia Floods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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...
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Helping Allergy Families Affected by the Illinois Storms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is asking you to help our fellow families in Illinois who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to severe storms and tornadoes. Families who have...
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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 Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by Colorado Wild Fire

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Kids With Food Allergies created the disaster relief committee, made up of volunteers throughout the country, it included some of our food allergy parents and members with asthma who had been through the Colorado wild fires of 2012. They had...
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How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How to Help Food Allergy Families in Oklahoma Monday, May 20, Moore, Oklahoma experienced a tornado. The tornado caused vast devastation, including many fatalities and injuries. As Food Allergy parents, some of us survivors of the recent Hurricane...
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A Collaborative Effort to Provide Disaster Relief for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Karen Harris has managed allergies all her life. She was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy and oral allergy syndrome as a child. As an adult, she developed asthma and a soy allergy . She has three kids between the ages of 10 and 23. They all have asthma and/or allergies. Her oldest daughter, Lauryn, is also allergic to tree nuts. Her son, Layne, is allergic to insects. And her youngest daughter, Mika, is allergic to tree nuts , milk , eggs , most grains and some seeds. They all carry...
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A Promising Life Cut Short

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Cameron Jean-Pierre passed away on January 1, 2019, at 11 years old when he inhaled airborne proteins of cooking fish. His parents, Steven and Jody, had no idea that just inhaling the protein could cause this tragedy.
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AAFA Announces the Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2019 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report ranking the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for spring allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Releases 2019 Asthma Capitals™ Report Ranking the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

KFA News Team ·
On May 7, 2019, World Asthma Day, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its 2019 Asthma Capitals Report™. This report ranks the top 100 most challenging places in America to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Releases Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Cities to Live in for Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Some places in the U.S. can be more challenging to live in if you have spring pollen allergies. To show how much impact spring allergies can have, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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Food Allergies in Adults Are on the Rise

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When people think of food allergies, it’s mostly in relation to children. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows that almost half of all food-allergic adults surveyed reported one or more adult-onset food allergies.
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Food Allergy To-Do List Before School Ends for Summer Break

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Around the U.S., school days are winding down, if they are not over already! As a parent of a child with food allergies, there are a few remaining items on your to-do list.
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Fourth Grade Student Collects Allergy-Friendly Food for Children in Oklahoma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies gives a big thank you to Cassie Hagler, a fourth grade New Jersey student who answered our call for allergy-friendly food donations for those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes. Cassie, who has food allergies herself,...
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Taking Aquafaba One Step Further: Egg-Free Vegan Swiss Meringue Buttercream

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Back in April, 2nd Generation Allergy Mom, AKA Eileen Rhoadarmer, introduced Kids With Food Allergies to the miracle ingredient that is Aquafaba . Never before has an ingredient so closely mimicked the chemical properties of egg whites. This...
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Allergy-Friendly Ticket to Paradise

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Ticket to Paradise by Linda Marienhoff Coss Close your eyes and come with me on an imaginary journey. Set aside your everyday responsibilities and take a trip to a lush tropical paradise.  The sun is shining. The birds are singing. The palm...
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Tree Nut (Walnut) Allergy Alert - Kroger Bakery Fresh Goodness Chocolate Brownies

KFA Food Alerts ·
Kroger Recalls Bakery Fresh Goodness Chocolate Brownies Due to Undeclared Allergens For Immediate Release December 7, 2015 Contact Consumers Kroger 1-800-KROGERS Media Keith Dailey +1-513-762-1304 Kate Ward +1-513-762-4969 Firm Press Release The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has recalled Bakery Fresh Goodness chocolate brownies (16 oz, tub) sold in its retail stores because the product may contain walnuts not listed on the label. People who are allergic to walnuts could have a severe...
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Wet Wraps Cut Need For Drugs In Kids With Eczema

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  PRESS RELEASE   Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition
 
   DENVER, CO -- July 8, 2014 -- The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - New Seasons Market Creamy Almond Butter

KFA Food Alerts ·
New Seasons Market Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Creamy Almond Butter For Immediate Release September 13, 2016 Contact Consumers New Seasons Market < talktous@newseasonsmarket.com Media Sara Stewart sara@maxwellpr.com (503) 231-3086 Announcement PORTLAND, Ore. – New Seasons Market has initiated a voluntary recall of its New Seasons Market 16oz. Creamy Almond Butter because it may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run...
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Peanut Protein Can Show Up Even in Homes With No Peanuts

KFA News Team ·
Press Release   Peanut protein can show up, even in homes with no peanuts People allergic to peanuts make every effort to avoid anything peanut-related, including having no peanut products in their house. According to a study being presented at...
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Pollen Immunotherapy May Relieve Oral Allergy Syndrome Symptoms in Children

KFA News Team ·
We know that children with pollen food allergy syndrome (PFAS) also suffer from seasonal allergies. A new study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston shows that allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) can be effective in reducing PFAS symptoms for pediatric patients.
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Portable Antihistamine That Fits in Your Bag

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Antihistamine may be part of the emergency care plan your doctor has written for your child. This liquid medicine is sold under the brand name Benadryl® or under the generic name diphenhydramine. But many parents find it difficult to carry out of...
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Preparing for Natural Disasters When Your Family Has Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You have daily food allergy management down pat.   Two epinephrine auto-injectors go everywhere. The allergist is on speed dial. You know the best local stores and restaurants for safe foods. You've trained babysitters and the staff at school....
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Newly-Introduced Airline Bill Includes Protections for People with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On June 26, 2017, Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced a bill in the U.S. Senate called the Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights (S.1418). This would provide relief for consumers who have been hurt by poor airline customer service.
 
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