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A Review of State School Policies for Protecting Kids with Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on September 10, 2013 featuring guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, VP of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, co-founder of...
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About Section 504 Plans for Students with Food Allergy (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. This webinar was presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America...
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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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The Food Allergy Book - What School Employees Need to Know (English and Spanish)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The National Education Association Health Information Network and the U.S. Department of Agriculture partnered to publish  The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know.  It is available as a free download: Download the...
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What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2

Lynda ·
What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergy in Schools - Part 2 We had more than 500 parents, educators, school nurses and physicians attend our informatve back-to-school webinar last week featuring presenters Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, and Nancy...
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Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA)  , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on January 14, 2014 featuring guest speaker Laurel Francoeur, Esq,  co-founder of Greenlaurel Solutions,...
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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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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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KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

Melanie Carver ·
 KFA's Webinar on Food Allergies in SchoolWe had a very large turnout for our recent webinar on Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know and we received hundreds of questions. We will be addressing these questions in future webinars,...
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Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies chat. The texted-based chat will be hosted on our community on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat.
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Free Community Chat: Open Chat About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Open Chat about Back-to-School with Food Allergies. The text-based chat will be hosted on our community on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat. WHEN : Thursday, September 1, 2016 TIME : 7pm – 8pm ET / 4pm - 5pm PT WHERE : KFA's Online Chat Event This will be an “open chat” to share tips and ask questions about back-to-school issues like: Non-Food Rewards for Children with Food...
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Mylan Kicks Off Second Year of Providing Free EpiPen® (Epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to U.S. Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty...
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Free Food Allergy ToolKit Now Available as a Pilot for School Nurses

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For School Nurses: The Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) School Based Food Allergy Manual/Toolkit for schools are ready to pilot.  School nurses and school(s) are invited to participate at no charge. Materials from the National FAME...
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Free Online Food Allergy Training for School Staff Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AllergyHome.org Releases a Free Online Food Allergy Training Module for School Staff Nation-WideAllergyHome.org releases a free 30 minute food allergy training module consistent with food allergy guidance documents to help school nurses and health...
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Free Toolkit for Schools: Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kathleen McDarby, RN, MPH and program manager of the Food Allergy Management and Education toolkit shares the toolkit and how to use it to protect students with food allergies at your school. She is joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, a board...
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Free Webinar: Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  RSVP:     Reserve your seat by registering   WHEN:  Tuesday, September 22, 2015   TIME:    1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time   WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   If you have a child...
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Free Webinar: How Can the Food Allergy Management and Education Toolkit Help Your School?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   How Can the Food Allergy Management And Education (FAME) Toolkit Help Your Child and Your Child's School? RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time...
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Free Webinar: How to Partner with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc,  will give you their expert insights about how you can partner with your child's school nurse for a safe school year managing food allergy. This webinar...
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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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Mylan Specialty Offers Free EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to Schools Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
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The 411 on 504 Plans: Working With Your School for Food Allergy Accommodations

Kids With Food Allergies ·
All parents feel some worry when they send their child off to school for the first time, or to a new school. Will my child like her school and teacher? Will he get on the right school bus? Will it be a positive environment? As a parent of a child with food allergies, you also worry about your child’s health needs and safety. What will he eat? How will she be able to safely take part safely in school activities? What if he has an allergic reaction at school? And much more.
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The Tools You Need to Send Your Child With Food Allergies Back to School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is drawing to a close and it’s back-to-school time once again. That means it’s time to make sure you have everything you need to keep your child with food allergies safe at school. Along with supplies, books, lunchboxes, uniforms and anything else you might need, make sure you check out these school resources from Kids With Food Allergies (KFA).
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Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Do you need ideas to share with your child's teacher to encourage non-food rewards in the classroom? Many elementary schools are becoming more food allergy aware. An average U.S. classroom has two children with a food allergy. Using non-food rewards is healthier for everyone, not just those with food allergies. These ideas get a class up and moving after a job well done.
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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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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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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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Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  1/15/2013 -- This free online class was presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program. Our guest speaker was food allergy author Linda Coss. Dr. Michael Pistiner was our representative from...
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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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Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies on July 30, 2013 with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN:    Video is one hour long. Please wait a moment to allow the video to buffer before...
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Pennsylvania Considers Stocking Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A bill in the Pennsylvania Senate (SB 898) would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to require schools in the state to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for use in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Approximately 20-25% of...
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Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dear Advocates, Thank you to all who took action to support epinephrine stocking in Pennsylvania schools! The bill HB 803, which allows schools to keep a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies, has been approved by...
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Potential Food Allergens in Preschool, School, Camp Crafts and Activities

Kids With Food Allergies ·
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “Food used in lesson plans for math or science, crafts, and cooking classes may need to be substituted depending on the allergies of the students.” The guide below...
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Preparing for School with Food Allergies and Asthma (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD, and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation answers common questions about how your allergist can help with back-to-school planning.
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4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Press Release:Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Announces its 4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt Kids With Food Allergies Foundation, a national charity, will hold its fourth annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo this Sunday, September 9th, at the Plymouth Mall, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The yearly event will include the awarding of a...
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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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Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease.  (The school has a mandatory meal...
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#KeepItTeal: A Safer and More Inclusive Halloween for Kids on Special Diets

Kids With Food Allergies ·
4 Ways to #KeepItTeal for Halloween Do you want to make Halloween safer for children with food allergies? Share #KeepItTeal pumpkin posters and other safety tips from Kids With Food Allergies. Show your community that offering non-food treats is a...
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KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803 Last week, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Education Committee successfully reported a bill, HB 803 that would...
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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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Kisses, Candies and Parties: Talk with Your Food-Allergic Child to Prevent Allergy Emergencies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Valentine's Day can bring kisses, cards with candy attached and party treats - Will you be talking with your child or teen with food allergies about how to stay safe for Valentine's Day? Open communication about avoiding allergic triggers and being...
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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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Managing Food Allergies? Essential Back-to-School Tool Kit

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has many free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to use to prepare for the upcoming school year and keep students with food allergies safe. ...
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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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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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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Awaits President Obama's Signature

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act  Congress has passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one step closer to becoming law!  It...
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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies  by Lynda Mitchell When it comes to creating a safe school environment for food-allergic students, some schools are more cooperative and informed than others. In an effort to keep students with...
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School Nurses Are the Food Allergy Champions Who Keep Kids Safe at School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids spend a lot of time at school. That can be stressful for parents of kids with food allergies who worry their child will have a food allergy reaction called anaphylaxis at school. Taking a coordinated team approach with the school nurse as the team leader is the best way to keep children safe at school. The nurse can communicate with both parents and teachers. They have a nursing background but are also part of the educational team. These two things together make them the right person, in th
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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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School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nurse school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms.
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