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AllergyEats Plans Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AllergyEats Presents The 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize Customer Engagement, Loyalty, and Revenue Boston, MA, July 17, 2013 AllergyEats , the leading guide to allergy-friendly restaurants nationwide, presents The 2nd Annual Food Allergy Conference for Restaurateurs: What Every Restaurant Should Know About Food Allergies To Ensure Safety & Maximize...
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AllergyEats Releases 2016 Top 10 List of Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earlier this month, AllergyEats announced its annual top 10 list of the most allergy-friendly restaurant chains. Diners rating restaurants on AllergyEats gave a thumbs up to Rainforest Café for the first time ever. The list is divided by large and small chains. Rainforest Café is number one on the list of small restaurant chains. The ratings are based solely on a restaurant's ability to accommodate food allergies. The website and mobile app is run by Paul Antico, a father of children with...
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Almond Allergy Alert: Udi's Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola

KFA News Team ·
Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Almonds in 12-ounce "Udi’s Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola" Contact: Consumer: 201-421-3970 Media: Denise Sirovatka 303-358-1078 denise@udisglutenfree.com  FOR IMMEDIATE...
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Webinar: Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study  RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: Monday, November 18th, 2013 TIME: 4 pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific) WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device Join us online at a webinar about the...
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Anaphylaxis in America Research Study Review with Dr. Robert Wood (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on November 18, 2013 featuring guest speaker Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr....
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Anaphylaxis: Severe Allergic Reactions (Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This free two-page handout is filled with essential information about anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Symptoms of Anaphylaxis Being Prepared for Anaphylaxis Common Causes of Anaphylaxis Knowing How to Treat...
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New Anaphylaxis Wallet Card from AAAAI (English and Spanish)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Download the newly updated Anaphylaxis Wallet Card from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The file contains both English and Spanish versions.Link to ...
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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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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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Ask the Allergist and Pharmacist about Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   Everything You Wanted To Know About Epinephrine And More RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 TIME:  7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device...
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Can a Child With a Sunflower Seed Allergy Have Sunflower Oil?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: My son is allergic to sunflower seeds. Without having tried it, would he be also allergic to sunflower oil?
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AAFA’s Ask the Allergist: Can a Child With a Tree Nut Allergy Touch Acorns?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Q: If a child is allergic to tree nuts, are they able to touch acorns? Are they just avoided to be safe or are they causes of allergic reactions?
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Ask the Allergist: How Do I Know If My Child Is Developing a Peanut Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
My 3-year-old has been vomiting, gagging or spitting up after consumption of peanut-containing products. He’s had licks of peanut butter and small amounts of peanut butter crackers at 1-2 years of age. He’s just recently started vomiting. I’m worried he’s developed a peanut allergy now and have questions. Read the response from an allergist.
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Live Q&A: Dining Out With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Dining Out With Food Allergies - Ask The Experts Register to submit your questions and then join our live discussion on eating out with food allergies. Our expert panel will answer your questions, share tips and personal stories, and...
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Pennsylvania Schools to Protect Children from Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Signs House Bill 803, which Permits Schools to Store Epinephrine for Emergency Use & Train Employees to Administer Medication (Doylestown, PA) The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for signing legislation that allows Pennsylvania schools to protect children and adults from potentially life-threatening allergies. House Bill (H.B.) 803 permits schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine a...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Elevates Patient Voice in ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

KFA News Team ·
On June 11, 2019, in Oakland, California, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) and its California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) met to assess the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy. The review examined two new technologies to induce immune tolerance — Viaskin® Peanut (DBV Technologies) and AR101 (Aimmune Therapeutics) — as well as non-commercialized oral immunotherapy (OIT).
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Hires New CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  (Washington, DC)  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) appointed Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, as President and CEO. Sennett was recently a Vice President at WellPoint, one of the largest health benefit companies in the U.S. AAFA...
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Responds to Premature ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) addresses concerns regarding the Final Evidence Report assessing the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy released by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) on July 10, 2019. ICER’s report may cause concern for the allergy community that the findings will restrict access to new treatments for peanut allergy.
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Asthma & Allergy Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and...
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Asthma and Allergy Survey: Students Need Your Feedback for Special AAFA and KFA Survey

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our names are Sahil Ahuja, Lauren Perry, Aymen Saleem, and Mathangi Sridharan, and we are students at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. We are completing a project to evaluate the communication channels of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies . Here is a survey that will assist us in our communications audit. The goal of this survey is to gain insights into the opinions of AAFA’s customers--you. We would greatly appreciate your...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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Asthma and Poverty in Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma is a disease that disproportionately affects those in poverty, especially children. Link to original story The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is very focused on raising awareness of how poverty and environmental triggers...
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Australia Tennis Match Interrupted by Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Tennis fans interrupted the Australian Open to save a woman from a severe allergic reaction. Someone in the crowd tossed epinephrine – the first treatment used for anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction – from an upper deck to rush it to her aid. In the U.S., laws to allow access to stock epinephrine in public places, like sports stadiums, are beginning to take shape. New Jersey passed such a law earlier this month. Is your state considering a similar law? Check and take...
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Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Football Legend Jerome Bettis& Cookbook Guru Robin MillerKick-off Auvi-Q Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign - Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP ) and Serve Up Allergy-Friendly Tips for Big Game Parties - Bridgewater, NJ January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Jerome Bettis and Robin Miller are teaming up with Sanofi US to raise awareness of life-threatening...
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Auvi-Q Recall Update: What You Can Do Now

KFA News Team ·
 All Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled  on October 28, 2015.   The reason for the recall of ALL Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors is "potentially inaccurate dosage delivery." This means that some of the devices may...
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Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This content has been updated for 2014 and can be found here: http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/commercially-available-epinephrine-auto-injectors-available-with-a-prescription-in-the-united-states-2014   Commercially Available...
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Back To School Homework: Keeping Students with Food Allergies Safe

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. Archived...
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Blindsided by a Severe Food Allergy Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Fifteen years ago, Rene was in shock as she carried Ian’s limp, purple body into the emergency room. He was unresponsive and barely breathing.* She knew he was having an allergic reaction to something he ate at his first birthday party earlier that evening. But she didn’t fully understand that Ian was experiencing anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction.
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Breaking News: FDA Approves Palforzia, a Ground-Breaking Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Treatment

KFA News Team ·
On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Aimmune Therapeutics’ peanut treatment, Palforzia, for children ages 4 to 17. This is big news for the food allergy community. Food allergies put a significant mental, social and financial burden on families. Until now, strict avoidance has been the only way to avoid allergic reactions. Palforzia may give many families managing peanut allergies more freedom and greater quality of life.
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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

KFA News Team ·
British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...
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Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

KFA News Team ·
New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.
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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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Celebrating Teal Pumpkins Across the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In 2012, when a five-year-old boy with food allergies took a pumpkin and painted it teal, he had no clue he was starting a Halloween trend. Not only did he paint a teal pumpkin, he put out some non-food treats too. His mom, Becky Basalone, a leader of FACET (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee), thought this was a great idea. This way, children with food allergies would have something for their treat bag. Other support groups loved the idea, since teal is the color of food allergy...
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Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know   This free two-page handout is filled with essential information for parenting a food allergic child.Understanding the Basics of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis (Severe...
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College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine   year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth...
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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 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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Coping with Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on August 11, 2015 on Coping With Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More. Dr. Gianine D. Rosenblum is a New Jersey psychologist in private practice and a parent to a child with food...
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Thank You to Our 2013 Corporate Partners and Supporters

Kids With Food Allergies ·
        Thank You to Our 2013 Corporate Partners and Supporters     We sincerely appreciate the following corporate supporters for 2013 that are providing financial support to enable us to improve...
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COVID-19 and Its Impact on Families Managing Food Allergies: A Global Health Crisis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been fighting to save lives for nearly 70 years. With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our food allergy community. Our experience and strong community ties allowed us to take prompt action on the COVID-19 crisis . (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) Thanks to your generous support, we are leading the fight against COVID-19 for families managing food...
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Current Topics in Food Allergy Law (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar on December 1, 2015 called Current Topics in Food Allergy Law. Our webinar featured the Allergy Law Project. The Allergy Law Project is a blog run by three lawyers, all of whom have personal experience with food allergies: Laurel Francoeur, Esq., Mary Vargas, Esq. and Homa Woodrum, Esq. The three attorneys shared their legal perspective about the connection between the law and...
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CVS Health Announces Low Priced Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
[PRESS RELEASE] CVS Health Offers Patients Lowest Cash Price in the Market for Generic Epinephrine Auto-injector to Treat Allergic Reactions Generic epinephrine auto-injector from Impax Laboratories available at CVS Pharmacy at cash price 80% lower than EpiPen® WOONSOCKET, R.I, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ) today announced that a low-cost epinephrine auto-injector option, the authorized generic for Adrenaclick® manufactured by Impax Laboratories (IPXL), is available...
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DBV Announces Phase III Trial Results for Viaskin Peanut

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies Announces Publication of Detailed Phase III Trial Results Evaluating Viaskin Peanut as a Novel Treatment for Peanut Allergy in The Journal of the American Medical Association
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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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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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Glass Mosaic Created for KFA, AAFA to Be Unveiled at May 30 Celebration

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) became part of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) two years ago, its leadership knew that someday they would want something unique created to signify the uplifting spirit and philosophy of KFA...
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Gluten (Barley) Allergy Alert: UNCLE BEN’S® READY RICE Garden Vegetable Recall

KFA News Team ·
Mars Food North America Voluntarily Recalls Specific Batch and Item Number Representing Less Than 2,000 Cases --No Other UNCLE BEN’S® Products Affected-- Contact Consumer: 1-800-548-6253 Media Contact: 973-691-3536   FOR IMMEDIATE...
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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe Free of Top 8 Allergens

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe, Top 8 Free, Allergy Friendly by Heidi Bayer I look forward to making gluten-free, allergen-free peach cobbler every summer. I prefer fresh peaches from the farmer’s market, but frozen peaches work just...
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Half of Kids Who Needed Epinephrine Didn’t Get It Before Trip to the Emergency Room

Kids With Food Allergies ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Study shows parents, guardians and emergency responders failed to give epinephrine at home. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (July 12, 2017 – 12:01 am ET) – Anyone suffering a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) should receive epinephrine as quickly as possible. A new study showed that even kids who were prescribed an epinephrine auto injector didn’t receive the life-saving medication when they needed it. The study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology , the scientific...
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