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Re: This Sunday! Join Us as We Take Strides for Safe Kids

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Fundraising Incentives Start your own fundraiser online to raise funds for Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. Our largest event and fundraiser of the year will be held on September 8, 2013, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. We invite you to to be a virtual fundraiser if you cannot attend the event. Both in-person and virtual fundraisers can earn incentives as a token of our appreciation for raising funds to support KFA's education, support and...
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Re: The Perfect Allergy-Friendly Cake and Raspberry Compote Recipe (with Video)

Melanie Carver ·
Hi Pedro, Thank you for your input. We are actively asking for our constituents' opinions about our recipe database and how we can improve what we offer for families with food allergies. Here is a link to the survey if anyone is interested in helping guide the updates we plan to make this year: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZBM2BZP Here is the link to our recipe collection: http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/recipes.html You will find more than just cake and desserts there. Thank you, --...
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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: 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: Six-Year-Old's Heart Stops After Eating Macadamia Nut Cookie, Life Saved by First Responders

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA ADMIN: There is one statement in the article that is incorrect that we would like to clarify. In the U.S., food manufacturers are not required to state if food was processed in the same facility as peanuts (or any other major food allergen). FDA regulated foods are required to list top 8 allergens in the ingredients list if the food contains one of those allergens (peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish).
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Re: Six-Year-Old's Heart Stops After Eating Macadamia Nut Cookie, Life Saved by First Responders

Juneau ·
Thank you for clarifying this. It is very important to understand labeling when dealing with severe food allergies.
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Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This study was also covered by NPR: Emergency Rooms Often Skip the Epinephrine for Severe Allergies
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Re: New Survey Reveals Deficiencies in Care for Patients with Severe Allergic Reactions

ColoradoCarol ·
Yes! That is the one I was looking for. Thank you so much!
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Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Re: Having a Severe Allergic Reaction? You Need Epinephrine First and Fast
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The next winner will be selected on April 10th, so share your photos anytime between now and April 10th for a chance to win the $400 in Certified products.
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

jodiandaj ·
The rules link for this contest is not working. I entered a photo on facebook, hopefully I followed the rules
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Jodi, Thank you so much for letting us know about the link! We will get it updated. Thanks for participating in this campaign!
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Re: Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kathy P ·
Our next winner will be selected on March 9th, so share your photo now!
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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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On the Offense: NFL Player Demetrius Harris Tackles Food Allergies Both on the Field and Off

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During the NFL games this week, Demetrius and other players will be wearing custom cleats designed to represent the charities they are passionate about. The cleats will be auctioned off with 100% of the money raised going to their chosen organizations. Because of his son’s allergy to peanuts, Demetrius will have Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) represented on his cleats designed by Ryan Bare SR Customs.
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Teach Children to be Careful, Not Fearful (Tree Nuts and Acorns)

KFA News Team ·
Anaphylaxis Canada has responded to an ABC News report of a mother requesting oak trees be removed from school property due to tree nut allergy. Food allergies in Canada: teach children to be careful, not fearfulLaurie Harada, executive director...
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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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Do You Value Kids With Food Allergies? Tell GreatNonprofits About Us!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Has Kids With Food Allergies helped you with managing your child's food allergies? Are you one of our 50,000-plus members on our online community? If so, we invite you to tell the world about us so more families with food allergies know who we are and what we offer.
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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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Donate Allergy-Friendly Food to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many of our members in Houston, and the surrounding areas of Texas and into Louisiana, continue to be affected by Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing flooding. If you are in the affected area and want to help, we have listed the name of an agency who is accepting allergy-friendly food donations, with delivery instructions so the food can make it safely to those who need it.
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Easy Ways to Raise Awareness About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Help us raise awareness about food allergies May 10-16, Food Allergy Awareness Week . Around 26 million American adults and 5.6 million children have food allergies. Anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction , causes 30,000 emergency department visits each year. With the right education and treatment, we can help people manage food allergies to reduce medical emergencies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the MedicAlert Foundation have teamed up this year to help people...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Jin Ramen Spicy and Jin Ramen Mild

KFA Food Alerts ·
Ottogi America, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in Product For Immediate Release November 23, 2018 Contact Consumers 1-310-324-1094 Media Youngwook Ham 310-324-1094 Announcement Ottogi America, Inc. of Gardena, California announced today it is recalling 1lb 5.16ounce of Jin Ramen Mild 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 19th 2019) and Jin Ramen Spicy 5pk. (Best Before Aug. 20th 2019) due to undeclared egg as an ingredient on the packages. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Salted Caramel Pudding

KFA Food Alerts ·
Kozy Shack Recalls One Lot of Kozy Shack Indulgent Recipe Pudding FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Kroger Private Selection Ice Creams, 2 Varieties

KFA News Team ·
Two Private Selection Ice Cream Flavors Recalled for Undeclared Allergen   Contact: Consumer: 800-576-4377 Media: Keith Dailey (513) 257-4955   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 26, 2014 - The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) said today it has...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Lotte Waffles

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert On Undelcared Eggs In Lotte Waffles   Contact: Consumer: 1-213-688-8806   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 9, 2014 - LOTTE Confectionery Co., Ltd. (manufacturer), 21-5ka, Yangpyung-dong, Youngdeunpo-gu, Seoul, Korea, is...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Ottogi Jin Ramen and Seafood Noodle Products

KFA Food Alerts ·
Ottogi America, Inc. Expands Recall on Undeclared Egg in Products For Immediate Release February 12, 2019 Contact Consumers Ottogi America, Inc. 1-310-324-1094 Announcement Ottogi America, Inc. announced today it is recalling below 21 items due to a possibility of containing egg ingredient undeclared on the packages. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction of they consume these products. Item # Description Size...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Strong America Limited Golden Smell Hotpot Meatball Medley

KFA News Team ·
Strong America Limited ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED EGG IN “Golden Smell Hotpot Meat Ball Medley”   Contact: Consumer: 718-628-6200 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 11, 2014 - Strong America Limited ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON...
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Egg Allergy, Milk Allergy and Soy Allergy Alerts - Mann Packing O Organics Organic Vegetable Tray With Creamy Ranch Dressing Dip

KFA Food Alerts ·
Mann Packing Voluntarily Issuing Class 1 Recall Of O Organics Organic Vegetable Tray With Creamy Ranch Dressing Dip Due To Mislabeled Ingredients That May Pose An Allergen Risk For Immediate Release August 4, 2016 Contact Consumers Mann Packing info@mannpacking.com 1-800-285-1002 Media Lorri Koster | Mann Packing Co., Inc. lorri.koster@mannpacking.com 831-594-4156 Announcement Mann Packing is voluntarily recalling 844 cases of 18 ounce O Organics Organic Vegetable Tray with Creamy Ranch...
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Egg, Milk, Soy and Mustard Allergy Alerts - Mann Packing in Organic Veggies Snacking Tray

KFA Food Alerts ·
Mann Packing Voluntarily Issuing Class 1 Recall of Organic Veggies Snacking Tray For Immediate Release January 10, 2017 Contact Consumers Mann Packing info@mannpacking.com 1-800-285-1002 Media Gina Nucci, Mann Packing Co., Inc. gina.nucci@mannpacking.com 831-214-3032 Mann Packing is voluntarily recalling 205 cases of 18 ounce Organic Veggies with Organic Ranch Dip in a snacking tray because the product may contain mislabeled ingredients that could pose an allergen risk; specifically egg,...
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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg will be available nationwide by prescription beginning May 1, 2018. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is indicated for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms).
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Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSY), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of pharmaceutical cannabinoids and spray technology, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to the company’s epinephrine nasal spray as an investigational treatment for anaphylaxis, an acute, life-threatening allergic reaction requiring urgent treatment.
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Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & 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 February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
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Facebook Chat: Preventing Food Allergy Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
WHEN : Tuesday, May 16, 2017 TIME : 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET / 9:30-10:30 a.m. PT WHERE : Facebook Chat Event Join us on Tuesday, May 16 for a Facebook chat on Preventing Food Allergy Reactions: Tips to Stay Safe . This chat is brought to you by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Kids With Food Allergies. Avoiding food allergy reactions is important to keeping your child safe and healthy. But it can be an overwhelming...
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Facebook Chat: School Accommodations for Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Kids With Food Allergies for a back-to-school Facebook chat. Attorney, author and food allergy advocate Laurel Francoeur, Esq., will answer your questions on how to send your child with asthma and food allergies back to school with the right accommodations to keep them safe.
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Facebook Live: New Food Allergy Treatments

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Dr. Katie Freidman of Forever Freckled and Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies, a division of AAFA, for a Facebook Live discussion around what parents need to know about new treatments for kids with food allergies, in particular, peanut allergy. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1:30 – 2 pm ET.
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Facebook Live – Parenting + Food Allergies: The Social, Emotional and Financial Impact on Families

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers and Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), for a Facebook Live discussion about parent insights on the social, emotional and financial impact of food allergies. Also get helpful Halloween safety tips for parents of kids with food allergies! (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)
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Facebook Live – The Social and Emotional Impact of Food Allergies: Insights from Parents

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Anna Luther of My Life and Kids Blog and Kenny Mendez, president and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of AAFA, for a Facebook Live discussion on new research and insights on the social and emotional impact of food allergies on parents. Also get useful back-to-school advice for parents of kids with food allergies!
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An Unwelcome Harvest, Fall Allergies Arrive

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergy Foundation Releases Annual “Fall Allergy Capitals” Rankings, Louisville is #1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire – Fall is a time to enjoy beautiful colors and autumn weather outdoors. But for 40 million...
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FDA Approves First Generic Competitor of EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.
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FDA Approves Lower Dose of Symjepi Epinephrine for Severe Allergic Reactions

KFA News Team ·
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NASDAQ: ADMP) (“Adamis”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has approved Adamis’ lower dose version (0.15mg) of Symjepi ™ for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions (Type I) including anaphylaxis.
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Peanut Allergy Warning: Flour Across the U.S. May Have Traces of Peanuts

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The FDA said it is looking into the origin and extent of what it called "low levels" of peanut residue in the flour.
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First Epinephrine Auto-Injector for Infants and Small Children Will Be Available in 2018

Kids With Food Allergies ·
kaléo today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg, the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) specifically designed for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and small children weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms) who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
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Fish Allergy Alert - Herbalife Protein Bar - Peanut Butter

KFA Food Alerts ·
Herbalife International Of America, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall For Its Protein Bar – Peanut Butter Due To Trace Amounts Of Undeclared Fish Allergen For Immediate Release May 1, 2017 Contact Consumers 1-866-866-4744 Announcement LOS ANGELES, CA – May 1, 2017 – Herbalife (NYSE:HLF), a premier global nutrition company, is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Bar – Peanut Butter because the product may contain a trace amount of fish gelatin, which was added to the product as part...
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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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Flying with Food Allergies (Free Webinar)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If the thought of flying with a child with food allergy causes you worry, please register for this free meeting. The speakers are Dr. Matthew Greenhawt, a pediatric allergist, and attorney Laurel Francoeur. Dr. Greenhawt will review the medical issues...
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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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Allergy Foundation Says Pennsylvania Schools Should Stock Life-Saving Allergy Medications

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ALLERGY FOUNDATION SAYS PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS SHOULD STOCK LIFE-SAVING ALLERGY MEDICATIONS National Patient Organization Urges Governor Corbett to Sign Important Bill   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today called on...
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Allergy-Friendly Food Drive: Help North Carolina Families Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE 10/16/16: additional food bank options and Amazon wish lists. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), is asking you to help families in North Carolina in the aftermath of severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew. At least 22 people there died due to the storm. This is the worst flooding the state has seen since 1999. One of KFA's community members told us she was trapped in her house for days feeding her baby nothing but...
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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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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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