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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: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We'd like to thank our guest speakers for volunteering their time and expertise with us. We'd also like to thank Mylan Specialty for providing an unrestricted educational grant that allows us to host these webinars; and we thank Enjoy Life Foods for providing giveaway prizes. Dayle Hayes, MS, RD is president of Nutrition for the Future and advocates for healthy kids, schools and communities. She is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a...
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Re: New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

SavaayMOM ·
Thank you for creating this report and keeping track of how each of the states are working towards supporting our children who have food allergies and asthma. I have added a link to your report on the blogs I am writing on the GreenwichPatch and the NewRochellePatch. My goal is to create more connections and awareness within my community in Westchester, NY for families who live with food allergies. The links to my blogs are http://greenwich.patch.com/blo...eness-in-westchester and...
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Re: New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Lynda ·
You are welcome! We are hosing a webinar to go over the contents of this report, what it means to moms like us. More information is available here :
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Re: Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources) Resources include slides from the webinar, nutritional data, how to find a dietitian, how to find allergy-friendly foods, how to manage food allergies in various school settings and much more. Thank you to Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and Deb Indorato, RD, LDN, for sharing their time and knowledge with us to help families understand regulations for school lunch and how to replace nutrients lost when avoiding...
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Re: Epinephrine in Schools: Free Webinar from KFA and AAFA

cheymom ·
Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources) Watch the video here: http://community.kidswithfooda...sthash.o7K9Y1jp.dpuf
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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: Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kathy P ·
That's awesome!
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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: Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea

Bustermonkey ·
That is a cute idea. However, please remember anytime we offer food to our child's classmates we risk allergies. My youngest daughters is allergic to Yellow 5 (which is found in almost all applesauce brands - except the all natural). If she were to eat this snack, she would have a very severe rash for the remainder of the day. Most of us send snacks that avoid peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk, wheat. But, allergies come in many different forms. For classroom birthdays, I always avoid food.
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Re: Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea

MAM-mom ·
Hi Bustermonkey, you make a good point. There are also children who are allergic to apples, so even the natural applesauces would be an issue. I think the thing to consider, whatever the occasion, is who is the audience, and what are the specific allergies people are dealing with. With obesity and allergies such a concern across America, I applaud using fruit as a treat, but only if it is safe for the intended audience. Non-food treats are also a great choice.
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Re: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2

cheymom ·
Link to part 1 -- http://community.kidswithfooda...ols-tips-for-parents Link to part 2 -- http://community.kidswithfooda...hools-ask-the-expert
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Re: My First Day of School with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This event is open for all kids with food allergies, it isn't just for those entering kindergarten! If you just re-entered school, and have food allergies, share your first day picture!
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Re: My First Day of School with Food Allergies

Nicurn75 ·
Is there a way to post a picture from an iPhone or iPad?
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Re: My First Day of School with Food Allergies

Char Maine ·
Yes with the iPhone or iPad app
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Re: My First Day of School with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
I have the app on iPhone, but I think it is the same for iPad. Using our iOS app, you click CLIPS. Then select the Clip Set (My First Day of School). At the top right is a + sign. Click that to add your photo. At that poi nt, you can either Take a Photo or Browse Your Photos. I clicked Browse. It opened up my camera roll and then I selected the photo I wanted to add. Now for those using mobile access (e.g. using your phone's browser), you will need to log in first before you can add a clip.
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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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Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar: School Section 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans for Food Allergy  Register to reserve your online seat -- HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED!  RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: January 14, 2014 ...
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Does Your State Protect Students with Asthma and Food Allergies? Free Webinar

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Register Now August 12, 2014 at 1pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific   Food allergies, asthma, and environmental allergies at school present serious concerns. Some states are better than others when it comes to supporting students with these...
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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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Facebook Live Chat: Back to School With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, for a Facebook Live Chat on heading back to school with food allergies. Dr. Pistiner, a pediatric allergist, will answer your questions on how to prepare for the new school year while keeping your child with food allergies safe.
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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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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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Florida School Creates Policies to Accommodate Students With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, Florida, has worked hard to create an environment where children with food allergies can feel safe. In fact, many families send their child to this private school because of their commitment food allergy policies.
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Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on September 22, 2015 about Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas. Registered dietitian Debra Indorato and blogger Keeley McGuire gave parents creative, nutritious and inspirational lunch ideas.  ...
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As Schools Boost Access to EpiPens, Do Teachers Know How to Use Them?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Link to video Dr. Dave Stukus, a pediatric allergist at Nationwide Children's Children's Hospital, and a medical advisor for Kids With Food Allergies, is featured in this video and article supporting increased access to epinephrine in schools....
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Back-to-School: A Week of Egg-Free Lunch Box Ideas

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Check any lunch box and you will find egg-laden baked goods and mayo on sandwiches and salads. Avoiding eggs doesn't have to mean dry sandwiches! Don't pack another boring egg-free lunch until you check out our yummy ideas!   Photo credit:...
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Back-to-School: A Week of Milk-Free Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Milk products, especially yogurt, cheese and cream cheese, seem to be lunch box staples. Packing a fun and healthy lunch without them can be a challenge.  This week of milk-free lunch box alternatives is the answer to boring lunches.  ...
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Back-to-School: A Week of PB&J Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Kids want a fun and tasty lunch. Parents want a safe and healthy lunch their kids will actually eat. With peanut and other food allergies on the rise, more families are looking for alternatives to the traditional PB&J. This week of peanut-free lunch box options is sure to satisfy kids and their parents. Monday : Cheese and pear sandwich spread lightly toasted bread with a thin layer of honey mustard, top with a slice of cheese and thinly sliced pear. Pack...
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Back-to-School: A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Sandwiches are often a go-to lunch option - unless you have to avoid wheat or gluten. Wheat-free does not have to mean the end of tasty lunches.  It just means you have to get a little more creative.  Try our wheat- and gluten-free twists on...
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Back-to-School Resources for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is back in session! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) has a lot of resources for parents and schools so you can keep children with food allergies safe. Many of the resources below come with printable PDFs you can use for reference or share. And you can find more articles, tips and tricks on our KFA school resources page.
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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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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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Canadian Researchers Talk To Teens with Food Allergies About Staying Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As parents of children with food allergies, we often come to the KFA Community when our kids are young. Someday, they will be teenagers and moving towards independent adulthood. But as teenagers, they are at a higher risk for fatal food allergy...
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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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Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Michelle O’Riordan’s daughter Ciara, a fifth-grade student at Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, Georgia, asked her school principal to meet with her to discuss food allergy issues and the need for more awareness, she had...
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Creating Wellness Policies That Are Safer for Students with Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We are looking out for children with food allergies in schools!  We recently filed a formal comment on the federal government's proposal to improve wellness at school. Our bottom line:  Schools should develop policies that make schools...
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FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School

Melanie Carver ·
FREE Webinar: What Parents of Children with Food Allergies Need to Know About Food Allergy in School Many parents don't know where to start when they need to send their children off to school with food allergies. Attend this free webinar and you will...
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Friends Can Help Keep Your Child With Food Allergies Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The school year is well underway. That often means making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Existing friendships can also change over time. Friends who understand your child's food allergies can be an important part of their safety net. Children, especially adolescents and young adults, with supportive friends are less likely to take part in food allergy-related risky behaviors. Learn how you can help foster those friendships.
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Georgia Training Its Teachers How to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Georgia is one of seven states that allows schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). During a severe allergic reaction, seconds count.  Georgia schools are now training...
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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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10 Tips for Getting Your Child Off to a New School Safely

Kids With Food Allergies ·
NEW TO SCHOOL OR NEW TO FOOD ALLERGIES? My son graduated from college last year. Kindergarten was a long time ago for us. But, I can still remember how worried I was to send him off to a new school. I wasn't sure if the school was familiar with food...
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2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT The mission of Kids With Food Allergies is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future...
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2019 State Honor Roll: Does Your State Have Policies to Protect Children With Food Allergies and Asthma?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
States that have policies in place to protect children with allergies and asthma made our 2019 State Honor Roll™ of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools (SHR). In the SHR, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies states that have comprehensive laws and policies aimed at keeping children with asthma and allergies healthy at school. (KFA is a division of AAFA.)
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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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