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Meet Heidi Bayer: Food Allergy Parent, New Chairwoman of AAFA's Board of Directors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In the earliest days of Kids With Food Allergies, a young television executive named Heidi Bayer turned to KFA to help figure out how to feed and care for her baby girl with multiple food allergies. She connected with KFA’s founder Lynda...
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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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Help Twice as Many Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FOUR DAYS ONLY: Your Gift Will Be Matched!  Dear Friend of Kids With Food Allergies, You are why we can help families with children with food allergies live healthier and safer lives. Now until the end of December, every dollar you donate...
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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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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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Hidden Names for "Milk" on Labels (Avoidance List for Milk Allergy)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hidden Names That Contain Milk Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has updated its free PDF guides on how to read a label for milk allergy. Foods covered by the FDA labeling laws that contain...
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How a Free Sample Resulted in a Severe Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Christen’s story is one that every parent of a child with severe food allergies can relate to. One day everything was fine. The next day, Christen entered the grocery store with her young daughter, Alanna. The store was giving out free samples. Alanna had no known allergies. Christen allowed her daughter to have a sample.
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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 NFL's Adrian Peterson Copes With Severe Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Last year during training camp, Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson had an allergic reaction after eating his favorite seafood gumbo. Recently he shared with U.S. News how he copes with his new food allergy, how he prepares for anaphylaxis,...
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How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween   Halloween candy can present risks for children with food allergies. Some parents choose to trade their child's candy for safe candy or for non-food treats and prizes. (The...
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How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Welcome to Cake Week! We're starting off with a multi-step instructional series written by Kathy Przywara, KFA's recipe coordinator and a leader of our Food & Cooking support team. How to Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 1) "Help! I've never baked a cake before, much less frosted one! What do I do?" First, don't panic! It's not all that difficult and frosting can hide a multitude of sins - LOL! There are lots of ways to bake, frost, and decorate a cake. Not every...
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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 Decorate an Allergy-Friendly Cake (Part 3)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This is the final 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 , and the second step that details how to layer and fill your cake. Crumb Coat Your Cake Crumb coating means to apply a thin layer of thin consistency frosting to the entire surface of the cake to seal in the...
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How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Non-Nut Butters by Melanie Carver If your child has a peanut and soy allergy, it can be difficult to find a safe replacement for peanut butter in your local grocery store.  Some of the commercially-available options may...
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How to Talk to Your Child About Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Bullying Is No Laughing Matter In Pittsburgh, a high schooler had to be treated for anaphylaxis after three classmates brought in pineapple, to which she is highly allergic. One of the classmates rubbed the pineapple on her hands and gave the girl a high five. In another story, a 13-year-old boy with a milk allergy died from anaphylaxis after one of his classmates flicked cheese into his mouth. These stories may have made headlines, but countless instances of food allergy...
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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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How Your Holiday Shopping Can Help Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you'll be shopping on Amazon.com for Cyber Monday (or anytime, really), bookmark this link to use and you'll be supporting Kids With Food Allergies (KFA):  http://www.amazon.com/ ?tag=kidswithfooda-20 When you enter the Amazon site using this...
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(Canada) Milk and Hazelnuts Allergy Alerts: Spartak Aerated Chocolate Bar, Spartak with Cognac Flavor

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk and hazelnuts in certain Spartak (in Russian language) brand Aerated Chocolate Bar Spartak with Cognac FlavorRecall / advisory date:August 16, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Milk, Allergen - Tree Nut...
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(Canada) Milk, Peanuts, Hazelnuts Allergy Alert: Spartak Lux Chocolate Bars

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk, peanuts and hazelnuts in certain Spartak brand Lux Chocolate Bars Recall / advisory date:August 3, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Milk, Allergen - Peanut, Allergen - Tree Nut Hazard classification:Class 2...
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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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10 Years of Keeping Kids With Food Allergies Safe and Healthy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  It’s hard to believe that Kids With Food Allergies is celebrating its 10th anniversary. We opened our doors on February 28, 2005, offering online support, web-based education and recipe help for families.   Through a merger in...
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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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2013 Asthma Capital List Names Richmond, VA #1

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There’s More to Asthma than Meets the Air (May 8, 2013) Nearly 25 million people right here in the U.S. are living with asthma, a chronic disease of the airways in the lungs. But for all the talk of the global asthma epidemic, there are...
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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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2013 Spring Pollen Capitals

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released the 2013 Spring Allergy Capitals report naming the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies during the spring. This year Jackson, MS came in at number one, followed by Knoxville,...
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Update on Egg Allergy and the Flu Vaccine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Much has changed about the perceived safety of influenza vaccine in egg allergic individuals. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Allergy and College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology no longer...
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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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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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5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays are a great time to spend with friends and family. Food-focused holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Chinese New Year and other winter holiday celebrations, can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. Try some of these ideas to take the precautions to avoid food allergy reactions during family meals and parties.
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60th Anniversary Edition of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America Newsletter

Kids With Food Allergies ·
2013 marks AAFA's 60th anniversary! Today we are the only patient organization that funds research for both asthma and allergic diseases. Download this free newsletter for the following topics: Ask the Allergist Q&A Asthma and allergy friendly certified products guide How to clean the right way to remove allergens New research updates Nationwide asthma screenings Is your community EMS is able to handle anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction)? Sign-up to...
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8 Tips for Holiday Travel With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you visiting loved ones for the holidays? When you have a child with food allergies, take extra time to plan ahead. Follow our eight travel tips to help avoid reactions so you don’t miss out on any holiday fun. 1. Talk to your hosts before you arrive If your relatives or friends aren’t familiar with food allergies, talk to them ahead of time to let them know what you need to keep your child safe. Let them know what to expect when it comes to preparing safe food or eating out. Ask your...
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KFA Chats with Kyle Dine about New Food Allergy DVD Classroom Project

Kids With Food Allergies ·
    Kyle Dine is a popular food allergy educator, entertainer and advocate. For the past eight years he has been bringing his fun, upbeat presentations about food allergies to schools across North America. Kyle has also made two food allergy...
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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 Night of Jazz to Honor Those Living with Allergies and Asthma (Live Stream)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you in New York City and do you like live jazz? Please come to the first Brooklyn jazz fundraiser for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA).     Join us during the regular Konceptions...
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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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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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AAFA and KFA Talk About Preventing Food Allergies With Pediatricians

KFA News Team ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently exhibited at the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) conference. We learned the latest news in pediatrics and food allergies. We also spoke with doctors about the food allergy and asthma programs and services we offer. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Announces Departure of CEO Dr. Cary Sennett

Kids With Food Allergies ·
April 3, 2017, Landover, MD – Today, the Board of Directors of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) announces the departure of Dr. Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, FACP. “It is with extreme gratitude that I thank Dr. Sennett for his service to the asthma and allergy community,” said Board Chair, Heidi Bayer. “Dr. Sennett helped us create a vision for the future of AAFA which puts our constituents in the forefront of every program and policy decision with a goal of helping them to live a lif
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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 Applauds FDA First Steps Toward Declaring Sesame as Major Allergen

KFA News Team ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the premiere nonprofit representing patients with asthma and allergies, applauds the recent request for information and statement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) demonstrating its commitment to explore the classification of sesame as a major allergen. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Applauds Walgreens and Kaléo Partnership, Increasing Patient Access to Life-Saving Epinephrine

KFA News Team ·
Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, are working together to improve access to epinephrine auto-injectors by making kaléo’s AUVI-Q® available through Walgreens locations nationwide. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) applauds this effort to help thousands of Americans with their epinephrine needs during the back to school season, as supply issues have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by other manufacturers.
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AAFA Attending Federal Summit on Improving Health and Access to Medication

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  The president and chief executive officer of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will represent patients with these conditions at an invitation-only forum examining access to prescription drugs.   Cary Sennett, MD, PhD,...
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AAFA Co-Sponsored Report Provides Recommendations for Food Allergy Research, Treatment, and Policy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[Press Release] PR Contact: Adam Bailine, Vice President, Marketing & Communications (202) 466-7643, ext. 254 abailine@aafa.org AAFA Co-Sponsored Report Provides Recommendations for Food Allergy Research, Treatment, and Policy With support from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine releases a monumental report that makes recommendations to increase our understanding of and approaches to food allergies November...
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AAFA Co-Sponsoring Important National Study about Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  The  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  (AAFA) is co-sponsoring an important study about food allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. KFA hosts the largest support community serving families with...
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AAFA Explains "Pollen Tsunami" to Daily Show's Jon Stewart

Melanie Carver ·
Have you ever wondered why every year the news media appears to portray the springtime allergy season as “the worst allergy season ever?” Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, asked that same question. In classic Daily...
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AAFA Explains Potential Halloween Hazards for Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween is typically a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild and have fun with friends but for kids with severe food allergies, trick-or-treating can be difficult and dangerous. Children may accidentally encounter candy that can trigger an allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to ensure there is greater awareness and proper labeling to prevent allergic reactions.
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AAFA Joins Other Groups to Promote the Teal Pumpkin Project for a Safer Halloween

KFA News Team ·
This Halloween across America, teal pumpkins will signal safe treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, an awareness initiative jointly supported this year by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and several other groups.
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