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Fish (Anchovies) Allergy Alert - H.E.B. Meal Simple Chef Salad with Homestyle Ranch Dressing

KFA Food Alerts ·
MIBO Fresh Foods LLC Recalls Salad with Meat Products due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class II Recall Release: 053-2019 Health Risk: Low Date: May 15, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Buck McKay (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, May 15, 2019 – MIBO Fresh Foods LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 1,460 pounds of salad with meat products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and...
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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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Flying with Food Allergies (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 June 17, 2014 featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD. The...
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Folic Acid Exposure in Utero Is Associated With Development of Food Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and World Allergy Organization (WAO) Joint Congress suggests that folic acid exposure in utero could have an effect on whether children develop food allergy.
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Follow KFA on Instagram for Allergy-Friendly New Food Finds

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Follow @kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram for a sneak peek of what we find at Natural Products Expo West. We'll tag our photos with #NewFoodFind. Many of these foods are free of eggs, dairy, gluten or even free of all top-8 allergens.
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Follow KFA on Instagram for Allergy-Friendly New Food Finds

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Follow @kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram for a sneak peek of what we find. We'll tag our photos with #NewFoodFind. Take our survey to tell us What #NewFoodFind Do You Hope We See at Expo West! Let us know and we'll keep an eye out!
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Follow KFA on Instagram for All the Allergy-friendly Foods at Natural Products Expo West

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you excited to see the newest allergy-friendly foods? Follow @ kidswithfoodallergies on Instagram as we check out the new products at Natural Products Expo West on March 11-12 . Hundreds of companies attend this event to show off their latest foods. We'll tag our photos with # NewFoodFind and tell you what you can look forward to buying in 2016. Many of these foods are free of eggs, dairy, gluten, or even free of all top-8 allergens.
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Ready-to-Spread Frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dairy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting From Cherrybrook Kitchen:"All ready-to-spread frostings are prepared in a peanut-free and tree-nut free facility. The frostings are prepared on dedicated equipment that does not...
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Allergy Groups Ask Sony to Issue Warning About Peter Rabbit on Streaming and DVD

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earlier this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the movie "Peter Rabbit." In the movie, a character with a food allergy is intentionally targeted. Other characters attack him with the food he is allergic to which causes anaphylaxis.
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Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You cannot rely on antihistamines like Benadryl to treat anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. Epinephrine is safe and comes in an easy-to-use device called an...
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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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Can We EAT Our Way to Prevention of Food Allergies?

KFA News Team ·
We now have very strong evidence that early introduction of peanut can prevent the development of peanut allergy. Does this apply to other allergenic foods? The authors of the newest research study, Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) sought to answer this question.
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Celebrate Your Favorite Allergy-Friendly Cooks on Mother's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Moms, grandmas and aunts all love making their favorite kids, who just happen to have food allergies, safe meals and treats. Show them how much that means with the perfect gift on Mother’s Day, which is also the first day of Food Allergy Awareness Week.
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Click Here to Spread Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week begins on Sunday, May 13. Parents of kids with food allergies are keenly aware of food allergies every day! All through the month of May, we will focus on educating others about the challenges of managing food allergies and why we ask for the accommodations we do.
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Clinical Trial Will Test Whether Omalizumab Can Reduce Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
While experimental desensitization strategies are available in research settings, people with food allergies must avoid known allergens and are advised to carry injectable epinephrine to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions caused by accidental exposures. To help alleviate this risk, a new study to evaluate an experimental treatment for food allergy launched today.
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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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Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Recognize Awareness Month

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! To recognize the importance of spreading awareness, the co-chairs of the Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus have introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially recognize May as Awareness...
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Congress to Pass Spending for Food Allergy Research

KFA News Team ·
On Dec. 16, 2019, Congress released a spending package to keep the government funded for 2020. This plan includes two big wins for food allergy research.
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Conversation Starters to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know one in 13 kids has a food allergy? And the number keeps growing. But many people still don’t understand food allergies. The best way to support families who manage this disease is by helping everyone understand it better. Help us raise awareness about this disease with a Food Allergy Warrior T-shirt and a #KEEPITTEAL bracelet. These are a great way to start conversations with others about food allergies. Check out these products and more on our online store. Thanks to your...
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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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New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earth Balance has created a new line of dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan snacks that include a new substitution for Cheetos Cheese Puffs. The Vegan Aged White Cheddar Puffs are made with corn and navy beans.  They are free of dairy, wheat,...
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New Dairy-Free Soy-Free Cheese Shreds from Follow Your Heart

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Another new food find from the Natural Products Expo West: Follow Your Heart has announced a new line of Vegan Gourmet Shreds.  These dairy-free cheeses are also soy-free, gluten-free and non-GMO. Ingredients Ingredients Ingredients You can use...
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New: Daiya's Dairy-Free Soy-Free Sliced Cheese, Cream Cheese, and Pizza

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Coming to U.S. stores in mid-April and Canadian stores in mid-summer: New Daiya dairy-free, soy-free cheese slices in three flavors: Cheddar, Swiss, and Provolone. They are also free of the top 8 allergens (excluding coconut), gluten-free, vegan,...
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New Vegan Dairy-Free Bleu Cheese Salad Dressing

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies traveled to the Natural Products Expo West in search of new allergy-friendly foods.  We will continue to share our New Food Finds on our blog in the coming weeks. Follow Your Heart now offers a dairy-free bleu cheese...
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New Food Find: Daiya Introduces Ready-Made Dairy-Free Cheesecake

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Ready-made cheesecake. For people allergic to dairy, it has represented the one dessert that has been the Holy Grail of desserts, until now. Daiya, maker of dairy-free and soy-free cheese products, announced a line of cheesecake this week in four...
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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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Organic, Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
HomeFree is now offering a single-serve pack of their gluten-free Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies.  They are also peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free and dairy-free.   Ingredients  Allergen information from HomeFree: "Made on shared lines...
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Glutino's New Pretzel Chips and Toaster Pastries

Kids With Food Allergies ·
At the Natural Products Expo West, Glutino debuted their newest product: Gluten-Free Pretzel Chips. They are free of gluten and milk.  They contain SOY.  Glutino has also recently unveiled their new gluten-free toaster pastries (Apple...
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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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Help Others See Beyond Food Allergies During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Each May since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to teaching others about asthma and allergies to create more awareness and understanding. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. May 12-18, 2019, is also Food Allergy Awareness Week. During this week, we focus on spreading information about what it’s like to manage food allergies and raise awareness about anaphylaxis,
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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 Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Take and share our " How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You? " quiz! It is a quick way to find out how much you know about food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergic diseases. You'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card and earn bonus...
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How Many Strategies Do You Use to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies?

KFA News Team ·
People with food allergies know eating at a restaurant means using multiple strategies to make sure your order doesn’t contain something that could send you to the hospital with anaphylaxis – a severe life-threatening reaction.
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How to Have Safe Outdoor Celebrations With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Outdoor holiday celebrations are fun but they can also be a source of stress for parents of children with food allergies. Here are some ways to keep your child safe at barbecues, cookouts and picnics.
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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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How to Talk With Your Child About the Peter Rabbit Movie

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The movie "Peter Rabbit" depicts a scene some families managing food allergies might find alarming. Peter and the other rabbits intentionally attack Mr. McGregor with his known food allergen causing him to have a serious allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis).
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10 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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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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15 Easy Ways to Get Involved for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in educating others about the prevalence and seriousness of food allergies and anaphylaxis and related allergic...
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15 Ways to Get Involved for Food Allergy Awareness Month / Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is national Asthma and Allergy awareness month, and the week of May 12-18 is dedicated to raising awareness about food allergies. Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in educating others about...
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#1in13 US Children Has a Food Allergy - Including Mine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids with food allergies need to be careful about what they eat and touch. Foods that seem “safe” can have hidden allergens and cause a reaction. With careful planning, a parent can make sure their child has safe food to eat. They also...
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2012 Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo

Lynda ·
Strides for Safe Kids® Mall Walk and Expo (in Philadelphia) 4th Annual Food Allergy Fundraiser to Benefit Kids With Food Allergies Foundation September 9, 2012 10am-1pm (registration starts at 9) Plymouth Meeting Mall (indoors) Pre-register...
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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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2014 Faces of Food Allergies Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May 11 - 17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week The Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) fourth annual Faces of Food Allergies campaign is now officially open! Join our photo-sharing event to show that children with food allergies can live full and happy lives...
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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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22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food allergies are the rise in the United States and no one knows the reasons why. Food allergies are often misunderstood by the public and used as punchlines in jokes. But food allergies are no laughing matter.   A food allergy occurs when the...
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5 Images to Share for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Awareness Week is here! May 12-18, we focus on spreading information about what it’s like to manage food allergies and prevent and treat anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. To help you spread awareness about food allergies, we've created the following graphics for you to share.
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5 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-17), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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Fun Ways to Teach Children About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teaching your child about food allergies is an important part of keeping them safe. Young children can start to learn about food allergies at a young age. This knowledge will give them confidence with self-managing their food allergies as they get older. Here are some resources created just for kids to help them learn more about food allergies. The links below include books, videos, games, music and classroom resources. 1. Ally and Andy’s Activity Book This coloring and activity book from...
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