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Re: Oct 17 Food Allergy in Asthmatic Children (Free Webinar)

SavaayMOM ·
May I post information about this webinar on my blog and share the information with the foodallergyNY group to which I subscribe? Thank you.
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Re: Oct 17 Food Allergy in Asthmatic Children (Free Webinar)

Kathy P ·
That would be great to share it w/ your group! And also let them know that if they can't attend live, there is will be an archive posted later.
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

DebRD ·
Hello Rosangela I agree with the suggestions made for you to post on the EOS forum. You are not alone and there are many parents in the group who may be able to provide support and share their experiences. I am hoping the dietitian you are seeing has a significant level of experience with children who have not only food allergies, but experience with more challenging cases such as eosinophilic disorders. Formulas definitely are useful in meeting nutritional needs as well as giving the...
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

RW ·
What are some other ways people deal with Halloween? I don't think this teal thing should stop by any means, but I am having a hard time seeing it as a widely accepted solution. I have a peanut/treenut allergic kid and I have very mixed emotions... On the one hand, I like the added awareness, but on the other hand... I think this might be expecting too much . In our town, some neighborhoods get hundreds of kids and per item non-food stuff can get expensive. Plus, I really don't want my...
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Different Skin Structure in Some People With Eczema Could Play a Role in Food Allergy Development

KFA News Team ·
Researchers at National Jewish Health and their colleagues have identified structural and molecular markers in the skin of atopic dermatitis patients that distinguish those who have food allergies from those who do not. The findings strengthen emerging science indicating that the skin plays a major role in food allergies, and suggest that personalized treatments for a subset of atopic dermatitis patients might help prevent food allergies.
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Different Types of Food Allergies (Free Patient Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This  free two-page handout  explains the different types of allergic reactions to foods. IgE Mediated Food Allergies  Non-IgE Mediated Food Allergies  Symptoms and Treatments Cross-Reactivity and Oral Allergy Syndrome Eosinophilic...
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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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Early-Intervention Leads to a High Rate of Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Success

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Low doses of peanut early in life may lead to long-term allergy control   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – An early-intervention oral immunotherapy (EI-OIT) trial for peanut allergy shows promising results and could represent a new,...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Pinnacle Foods Group Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing

KFA Food Alerts ·
Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg in 24 oz. Wish-Bone Ranch Salad Dressing Contact: Consumer: 1-888-299-7646 Media: Sarah Tremallo mediainquiries@pinnaclefoods.com 973-541-8620   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June...
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Family Sues Panera After Child Has Allergic Reaction to Cheese Sandwich

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A family of a girl allergic to peanuts says a sandwich chain was negligent in making a grilled cheese sandwich, the Boston Globe reported Monday . The family sued Panera and a group of Panera franchises in New England. The little girl went to the hospital in the incident. A picture from the family shows a large dollop of peanut butter in the middle of the grilled cheese sandwich. Attorneys Mary Vargas and Laurel Francoeur filed the lawsuit last week in Massachusetts. According to the...
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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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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Genentech announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the prevention of severe allergic reactions following accidental exposure to one or more foods in people with allergies. Breakthrough Therapy Designation is designed to expedite the development and review of medicines intended to treat serious or life-threatening diseases, and to help ensure people have access to them through FDA approval.
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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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Happy Birthday to You! Chocolate Layer Cake (Allergy-Friendly)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today is the 8th "birthday" of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation, and we're celebrating with a recipe from food allergy cookbook author, Linda Coss. Happy Birthday to You by Linda Marienhoff Coss  If you've got a young child, you know just...
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Beyond Coleslaw: Three Summertime Picnic Salads to Beat the Heat

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summertime Picnic Saladsby Linda Marienhoff Coss Ahh, summer. The sun is shining, the kids are out of school, and life just seems to move at a slower pace. Summer is the time for outdoor eating and outdoor entertaining. Picnics, potlucks,...
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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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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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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 & 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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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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Breast is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Press Release   Breast is Best, but Might Not Protect from Allergies Study says no significant difference   SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 5, 2015) – Pregnant women and new mothers receive many messages regarding the benefits of exclusive...
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Camping with Food Allergies? Follow This Advice for Maximum Fun, Safety

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Are you hesitant to head into the wilderness with food allergies? Don't be. Children are among those who can gain the most from nature—and children with food allergies are no exception.   You will enjoy the many entertaining and...
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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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(Canada) Milk Allergy Alert: no name Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soup

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared Allergen - no name® Chunky Vegetable Pasta Soup Recall / advisory date:June 21, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Milk Hazard classification:Class 1 Company / Firm:Loblaw Companies Limited...
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(Canada) Milk Allergy Alert: Western Family Seasoned Stuffing Mix

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared milk in Western Family brand Seasoned Stuffing Mix Recall / advisory date:July 5, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Milk Hazard classification:Class 2 Company / Firm: Overwaitea Food Group Distribution:Alberta,...
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(Canada) Sesame Allergy Alert: Skinny B Dragons' Blend Breakfast Cereal

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared sesame in Skinny B brand Dragons' blend breakfast cereal Recall / advisory date:May 7, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Sesame Seeds Hazard classification:Class 3 Company / Firm:Hapi Foods Group Inc....
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(Canada) Sulfite Allergy Alert: President's Choice White Grape Juice

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared sulphites in President’s Choice® White Grape Juice Recall / advisory date:May 24, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Sulphites Hazard classification:Class 1 Company / Firm:Loblaw Companies Ltd....
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Canadian Researchers Talk To Teens with Food Allergies About Staying Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As parents of children with food allergies, we often come to the KFA Community when our kids are young. Someday, they will be teenagers and moving towards independent adulthood. But as teenagers, they are at a higher risk for fatal food allergy...
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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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Certain Egg Allergy Patients Still Have Tolerance Five Years After OIT

KFA News Team ·
A study presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) has found that certain patients treated with egg oral immunotherapy (OIT) are likely to continue consuming and tolerating egg five years after treatment.
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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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College Students With Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.
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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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Cumin Triggers Massive Food Recalls Because It May Contain Peanut

KFA Food Alerts ·
    A major wholesale supply of cumin may contain peanuts. This has triggered dozens of food recalls from different companies. Below is the most recent list of all foods recalled thus far.  More recalls are added daily.   To stay...
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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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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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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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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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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 Parent a Child Who Takes Life-Threatening Food Allergies in Stride

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you’re like many parents of children who have severe food allergies, you worry about how this condition will affect your child as they grow up. Will the food allergies make your child anxious or miserable? Will they be afraid to leave the house? Will they take risks? How will it affect them? I have good news for you. It really is possible to raise your child in a way that they accept their food allergies as just another part of who they are. Your child can turn out “well-adjusted” in...
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How to "Savor the Flavor" With Food Allergies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
By Amanda Liptak, RD, LDN March is National Nutrition® Month 2016. This year's theme is " Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! " For those of us avoiding the top 8 food allergens, it’s a time to focus on the importance of a balanced daily diet for the entire family. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tells us to take time to eat wholesome foods, eat mindfully and enjoy the pleasures that food brings to our lives. And yes, it i s possible for families with food allergies to get excited about...
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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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(Canada) Egg Allergy Alert: Overwaitea Food Group Croissants

KFA News Team ·
Overwaitea Food Group Croissants recalled due to undeclared egg. Reference Number: 7113 Recalling Firm: OVERWAITEA FOOD GROUP LP Date of Recall: 4/20/2012 Recall Classification: 3 Distribution : Alberta, British Columbia Extent of the Product...
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17% of Children With Food Allergies May Have a Sesame Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have found that sesame allergy is common among children with other food allergies, occurring in an estimated 17% of this population. In addition, the scientists have found that sesame antibody testing—whose utility has been controversial—accurately predicts whether a child with food allergy is allergic to sesame. The research was published on Oct. 28 in the journal Pediatric Allergy and Immunology.
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7 Tips for Safe Summer Playdates for Your Child With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is a great time for kids to get together with friends and have fun. If your child has food allergies, it’s still possible to have wonderful playdates. Here are some things to remember, and some great ideas for fun things to do.
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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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AAAAI: Introducing Egg to Infants with Eczema

Kids With Food Allergies ·
http://www.aaaai.org/global/la...-infants-eczema.aspx Infants with eczema are much more likely to develop a food allergy than infants who do not have the condition.  Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in...
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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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Tell the FDA to List Sesame as a Major Food Allergen on Food Labels

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is standing up for people allergic to sesame. We joined with a consumer advocacy group to ask the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to add sesame to the list of ingredients that must be disclosed on food labels. Currently, only eight allergens - milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy - are listed on food labels . Allergens not on that list - such as sesame – are sometimes called non top-8 allergens. AAFA and the...
 
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