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School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life Three Rochester school staff members were honored for quickly assessing an allergic reaction and promptly treating a student for anaphylaxis.The parents of a 4-year old Rochester girl say they're...
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Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue

Cary Sennett ·
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in response to my letter to the President of the Clawson, MI Board of Education on Wednesday. I have been following this conversation closely, and greatly appreciate the time you have taken to share your comments...
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Kindergarten Teacher Turns Food Allergies Into a Teachable Moment

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Like many schools, Woodland Hills Private School has several students with food allergies, especially nut allergies. And like many schools, they have a strict no-nut policy. But even with the no-nut policy, the Woodland Hills, California school found that they needed more parent and student education to prevent food with nuts from coming into the school accidentally. That’s when kindergarten teacher Marjorie Natal had the idea to create a lesson using word sorting to help her students better...
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Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Unfortunately food allergy bullying is relatively common.  Hopefully as awareness and education continue to permeate our school communities, understanding and support will make bullying less common. Around 35% of food-allergic children...
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Re: Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue

AAAMom ·
Dear Dr. Sennett, Thank you for advocating on behalf of our children. The lack of understanding and compassion for kids with food allergies plays out in our schools and in other parts of our lives every day. Food brings people together and it can tear people apart. I've been angry, hurt, and disappointed on this journey to protect my daughter. I've also felt loved and supported. Cheers to you, the leaders at AAFA/KFA, our medical providers, fellow parents and families, and kids with food...
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Re: Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue

Kathy P ·
Very well said Anita!
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

kandicejo ·
What a wonderful story!
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

EAH123 ·
This fills my heart so big! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

shaunnaf ·
I always get choked up when I read great stories like this one.
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

NuttyButNutFree ·
That put a big smile on my face. I love it! Way to go!
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Re: Kindergarten Teacher Turns Food Allergies Into a Teachable Moment

Kathy P ·
If you click on the images of the activity sheets, they are a PDF download.
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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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Re: Food Allergy To-Do List Before School Ends for Summer Break

chicagojo ·
Great suggestions! Thanks for the reminders!
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School Nurses Save, Not Cost Money, New Study Says

Kids With Food Allergies ·
According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association Pediatrics , having a school nurse saves a school money. Every dollar spent on nursing services, the authors concluded, saves $2.20 in medical costs and lost...
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My First Day of School (Back-to-School with Food Allergies)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Back-to-school season is in full swing. We'd love to see your child's first day of school photo. Together, we can show children and teens with food allergies living full and happy lives, regardless of their dietary restrictions!   Add your photo...
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Push to Stock Epinephrine in Every School (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
National campaign works to put life-saving epinephrine in all schools to combat the dangerous effects of food allergies. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.
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Study Proves Stocking Emergency Supplies of Epinephrine in Schools Saves Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Study proves new policy works in large urban school system   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening...
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U.S. Federal Government Releases Guidelines for Food Allergy Management in Schools and Care Centers

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released voluntary guidelines for schools and education programs on how to manage students' food allergies. In 2006, about 88% of schools had one or more students with a food allergy. Studies show that...
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Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A high school student from Freedom High School was assessed and treated for anaphylaxis by the school's nurse.  Virginia recently passed a law that allows schools to have emergency epinephrine on stock at the school, allowing schools to save the...
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Off to pre-school!

jenguinbear ·
Off to pre-school!
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9 Ways Parents Can Help a Child with Food Allergies from Feeling Left out at School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  By Nicole Schwarz, MA, LMFT Sending a child to school has its fair share of anxiety for any parent. But for parents sending children with allergies or health concerns, there is an extra layer of apprehension involved. One common concern among...
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New Epinephrine Law in VA Saves Teen's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation supports legislation that would provide undesignated epinephrine in schools to help staff treat any student (including those suffering a reaction for the first time) suffering a severe allergic reaction."A Prince...
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FL: Parents Want Schools to be Allowed to Stock Life-Saving EpiPens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to Erin Bohacek, a KFA member, for speaking up on the issue of stocking epinephrine in Florida schools. Her story can be found in the Tampa Bay Times: "Thousands of kids with undiagnosed allergies to food and insect bites aren't able to...
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79% of Kids with Food Allergies Report Being Bullied

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergic to Peanuts? Here's a PB&J, Say Bullies Bullying goes beyond name calling when it comes to food-allergic kids. "In a survey of 353 food-allergic kids and teens conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), 79 percent reported bullying, teasing, or harassment related to their food allergies. Of those bullied, 57 percent described events in which someone touched them with their allergen, waved it in front of them, or threw it at them." Read more as...
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Maryland Passes Law Regarding Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Maryland passes law regarding epinephrine in schoolsMaryland has passed a law requiring schools to set up a policy addressing the use of undesignated epinephrine for emergency use. Bill summary and senate version of the ...
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How to Ensure No Schoolchild Dies from Allergy Attack

KFA News Team ·
Holiday treats, birthday parties, lunchtime and snack time can pose risks for students across the nation. Dr. Ruchi Gupta wrote an opinion piece for CNN on why Congress should pass the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act: How to...
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Re: Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

Fatwally ·
Sadly bullying is not limited to children with allergies. We need to teach tolerance and love and live our lives by example.
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Re: Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

LSK ·
I thought this article would be of interest: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/...ulthood-study-finds/
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

mgfunfax ·
The law (and school epipens) actually applies only to kids who do not have known allergies or their own epipens. I had a lengthy discussion with the Fairfax County School contact for this issue, and while schools now each have 2-10 "Anaphylaxis Response Team" staff memebers (who received in depth training on recognizing the symptoms of anaphylaxis and treatment with epipens, calling 911 etc.), the "health room aide" is part of the County Public Health department and not FCPS, so they are NOT...
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

MMJMOM ·
just wish a child didnt have to die for this to happen....
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Re: Push to Stock Epinephrine in Every School (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

kandicejo ·
So encouraging to read that this law is already helping!
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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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Help Your Child Stay Safe at School With Medicine Bags

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For a child with food allergies or asthma, you have to add life-saving medicines to your school supply list. One way to keep your child safe as they head back to school is with a medicine bag.
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Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help   by Karen Stickler , PsyD, MA   If nearly 35 percent of children aged 5 and older with food allergies are bullied [1] , how can we prepare our children and keep them safe?   Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life and distress in children and their parents. Bullying victims can be at increased risk for suicide. In addition, bullying of children with food...
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Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies Join us to learn about Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies with award-winning author and school nutrition educator Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and KFA Nutrition...
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First Day of School Photos for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Back-to-school season is here! Join Kids With Food Allergies and celebrate the beginning of another successful year. We'd love to see your child's first day of school photo. Let’s show children with food allergies living full and happy lives!...
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Re: First Day of School Photos for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congrats to our third winner, Layla! Layla is allergic to peanuts, treenuts, dairy, sesame and shellfish. She is a wonderful self-advocate and is very protective of her little brother, Dylan, who also has food allergies. Food allergies don't stop me from doing great things or being me!- Layla
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Re: First Day of School Photos for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our final winners! Matthew, age 6, is allergic to eggs, chicken, turkey, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish . Matthew and his Minion are ready for a safe and successful school year. Emmie is starting Kinder and is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, flaxseed. Emmie is doing so well in her private Christian school thanks to very supportive teachers, administrators, school nurse, and classmates. I was worried about her starting school with all of her allergies but the...
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Re: First Day of School Photos for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our second winner Evan! Evan is allergic to peanuts and egg. He is one of four kids in his class of 18 who live with severe food allergies. I feel fortunate that his teacher and his school take food allergies seriously and work hard to keep all the students safe without excluding them. Evan’s food allergies never slow him down! - Shaunna (Evan's Mom) There is still time to enter, so be sure to add your photo !
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Re: July 30, 2013 Free Webinar: Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here is the link to the video and list of resources in case you missed the live event: http://community.kidswithfooda...video-and-resources-
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Re: Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Lynda ·
If you are wondering how to navigate the food issues at school, be sure to register for our upcoming webinar on Nutrition and Food Safety for Students. 8/20 at 7:30 p.m. The speaker (Dayle Hayes, MS, RD) School Meals That Rock is a national expert on school nutrition and food service. She will give you new insights on everything from what the laws say, what the role of the nutrition services director is, and how he/she can be a knowledgeable resource for you, to how to make creative and...
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Re: July 30, 2013 Free Webinar: Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

melkorey ·
Have you registered? Even if you can't join at 2pm Eastern on Tues, if you sign up, you will get the video emailed to you a few days later.
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