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Free Webinar: Food Allergy Myths and Facts

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:    Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: Thursday, October 8, 2015 TIME: 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device   Are you sometimes confused by the food allergy information you receive?...
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Free Webinar: Food Allergy Testing

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   Food Allergy Testing RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, April 15, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device When trying to determine whether a child has...
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Survey Shows Gaps in Primary Care Doctors’ Allergy Knowledge

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Two studies published in 2015 have shown gaps in physicians’ knowledge about allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) published a study in January 2015 . It found large differences in knowledge and attitudes about...
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The LEAP Trial 12 Months Later: Are We Ready to LEAP-On Peanut Allergy?

KFA News Team ·
Researchers announced results from the second phase of a landmark food allergy study, with the data showing that feeding peanuts to babies at high risk for developing the allergy sharply cuts their chance of becoming allergic by age 5.
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Allergy-Friendly Stuffing Recipes for Thanksgiving

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you frantically composing your allergy-friendly Thanksgiving menu? We're here to help and today we offer two stuffing recipes.  Both recipes are made without milk, eggs, nuts, fish, shellfish and can be made soy-free and...
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Using a Food Diary to Help Sort Food Allergies Out

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Is It Allergy? by David Hauswirth, MD, FAAAAI  There are times when a patient thinks they are reacting to a food or having symptoms as a result of eating certain foods. In these cases, food diaries – or, perhaps more accurately,...
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We Need Your Stories About USDA Allergen Labeling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Have you had trouble reading USDA food labels for top 8 allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nut, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish)? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Inspection Service regulates meat, poultry, processed egg products and certain foods that contain these products. AAFA needs your story about the challenges of reading these labels to submit to the USDA to prove the need for clearer allergen labeling for the top 8 allergens.
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We Need Your Story About Sesame Labeling in the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Have you had issues with undeclared sesame or sesame hiding in foods? We need your story to submit to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to prove the need for allergen labeling for sesame in the U.S. Send us your examples of the following to advocacy@aafa.org . Foods with undeclared sesame - these are foods where a) “sesame” is not listed in the ingredients, and b) you confirmed separately that there is sesame in the product. Food labels where sesame is listed in the ingredients under an...
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What a Difference 50 Years Can Make: Managing Food Allergies in the 1960s vs. Now

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA member JoanMarie has had food allergies her entire life. She grew up in the 1960s when people didn’t have many safe food options, allergy-friendly recipes and epinephrine auto-injectors. In her story, she shares her experience to help us see how far food allergy management has come since then.
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Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  1/15/2013 -- This free online class was presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program. Our guest speaker was food allergy author Linda Coss. Dr. Michael Pistiner was our representative from...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Kancho Choco Biscuit

KFA Food Alerts ·
Lotte Int’l America Corp Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut In "Kancho Choco Biscuit" For Immediate Release February 23, 2018 Contact Consumers 1-213-688-8806 Announcement - LOTTE Int’l America Corp. located in Los Angeles, CA is recalling its 1.48-ounce packages of "Kancho Choco Biscuit" manufactured by LOTTE Confectionery Co. Ltd. Korea because of findings of small amounts of peanut in the product and no peanut declaration. LOTTE Int’l America Corp discovered this fact through lab...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Lotte Kancho Choco Biscuit

KFA Food Alerts ·
Lotte Int’l America Corp Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut In "Kancho Choco Biscuit" For Immediate Release February 26, 2018 Contact Consumers LOTTE Int’l America Corp. 1-213-688-8806 Announcement LOTTE Int’l is recalling its 1.48-ounce packages of "Kancho Choco Biscuit" manufactured by LOTTE Confectionery Co. Ltd. Korea because of findings of small amounts of peanut in the product and no peanut declaration. The product varies in three different packages: Kancho 42g, Kancho Cup 95g,...
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Peanut Allergy Alert - Whole Foods Market Items Prepared With Ground Cumin

KFA News Team ·
Whole Foods Market Recalls Items Prepared With Supplier-provided Ground Cumin Spice Due To Possible Health Risk Recalled items sold in CT, KY MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, NH, OH, PA, RI, VA, Washington, D.C. Whole Foods Market Stores Contact: Consumer:...
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Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy: Is Earlier Better?

KFA News Team ·
“Peanut allergy can have an adverse impact on quality of life for the child and family. Severe allergic reactions can occur with just a tiny ingestion of peanut allergen. A new NIH study provides encouraging news that children may be successfully treated with OIT for peanut allergy at a very young age.” – Lynda Mitchell, chief operating officer of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America What health issue did the study examine? We currently have no effective means to cure or treat food...
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Peanut Patch Shows Positive Results During Clinical Trial

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive topline results of the three-year, open-label extension of the Phase III PEPITES trial (PEOPLE) evaluating the long-term efficacy and safety of investigational Viaskin® Peanut in peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years. The results demonstrate long-term clinical benefit as shown by an increase in eliciting dose (ED), which may decrease the chance of reacting to an accidental peanut exposure.
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Plan Ahead to Reduce Your Holiday Stress From Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family. But holidays focused around food can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. These tips will help you avoid food allergy reactions during holiday celebrations. Keep the Focus on the Holiday, Not the Food Every family celebrates holidays in their own unique way – often filled with special foods and traditions. Find ways to focus on the holiday and the time together. This could mean making new traditions.
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Possible Epinephrine Nasal Spray May Offer New Option for Those With Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
INSYS Therapeutics, Inc., announced today that it has started a proof-of-concept study of two formulations of epinephrine nasal spray for the treatment of anaphylaxis, or severe allergic reaction, with the enrollment of the first patient.
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Research Results for New Peanut Allergy Treatment Is Ready for FDA Review

KFA News Team ·
The final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut was presented today at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The results show it is possible for some people with peanut allergy to protect themselves from accidental ingestion by building up their tolerance to peanut over time.
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Sublingual (Under-the-Tongue) Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Peanut Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut AllergyNIH-Funded Clinical Study is One of the First to Evaluate Sublingual Immunotherapy as a Peanut Allergy Treatment FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 WHAT: A new study supported by the...
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Jerome Bettis, Sanofi US and Allergy Foundation Launch Severe, Life-Threatening Allergies Quiz

Kids With Food Allergies ·
– What’s Your AQ ? Answers Common Anaphylaxis Questions During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month –   BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional football icon Jerome Bettis, the Asthma and Allergy...
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Kitchen Creativity: Managing Food Allergies During the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting many areas of our lives – from work and school to grocery shopping and cooking. Empty shelves and freezers at the grocery store can be challenging for families who manage food allergies. Strategies to help you manage.
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Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants

Kids With Food Allergies ·
High-Risk Infants Fed Peanuts Developed Allergy At Lower Rate Than Other Babies - Study May Pave Way for New Prevention Strategies   Feeding peanut butter to infants at risk for developing peanut allergies prevented those same babies from...
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Late-Breaking Peanut Patch Phase IIb Trial Results Unveiled at AAAAI Annual Meeting

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Epicutaneous Immunotherapy (EPIT) introduces new way to treat peanut allergies   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – A team of researchers unveiled the results of their highly anticipated multi-national, double-blind, placebo controlled...
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Making Meals in a Hotel Room: a Suprising Cooking Option

KFA Food Bloggers ·
  Making Meals in a Hotel Room Without a Kitchen: Coffee Maker Chicken Marinara Capellini with Broccoli   By Sharon Wong   Our family has been staying in various hotels during home renovation projects. Sometimes we have a standard room...
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Many Pediatricians Are Not Sharing New Peanut Introduction Guidelines With Parents

KFA News Team ·
Guidelines to help parents introduce peanut-containing products to infants to prevent peanut allergies aren’t being discussed. New research presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows pediatricians are not only not having the discussion, they’re not referring high-risk babies for testing prior to peanut introduction.
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Milk Allergy Alert - Chaparros Mexican Foods Alberto's Meat Shop multiple beef products

KFA News Team ·
California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen Class I Recall 032-2014 Health Risk: High May 23, 2014   Distribution List PDF En Español   Congressional and Public Affairs Steve Van Der Werff ...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Chaparros Mexican Foods Alberto's Meat Shop Products

KFA News Team ·
California Firm Recalls Beef Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergen Class I Recall 032-2014 Health Risk: High May 23, 2014   Congressional and Public Affairs Steve Van Der Werff (202) 720-9113   WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014...
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Milk and Sesame Allergy Alert: Wendy's New Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wendy’s® is testing a New Grilled Chicken Sandwich that affects people with milk and sesame allergies.   The new chicken sandwich has sauce that contains milk (besides the original egg). It comes on a multigrain bun containing:...
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Milk and Soy Allergy Alert: artriphen Supplement

KFA News Team ·
XYMOGEN identifies allergen oversight by third-party manufacturer; issues recall of artriphen™ due to undeclared milk and soy.   Contact: Sara R. Brady 407-702-6632 pr@xymogen.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 1, 2013 -...
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New Food Find: Be Free Bakers (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Be Free Bakers: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Baking Mixes and Baked Goods I recently interviewed Jennifer Ward, owner of Be Free Bakers, and was touched by her enthusiasm for offering allergy-friendly goods. Her family-run business...
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Peanut Allergy Prevention: New Guidelines for Early Introduction

KFA Medical Advisors ·
For years, guidelines told us that parents and pediatricians should delay giving peanut-containing foods to children until after age three. However, all of our best evidence now shows that early introduction of peanut-containing foods is associated with less peanut allergy.
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New Peanut Allergy Study Does Not Say Parents Are to Blame

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Why It’s Important to Read Past the Headlines -  Doctors Explain New Peanut Allergy Study   Editor's note:  The KFA/AAFA leadership recognize that interpreting the findings of the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP) study is...
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New Studies on the Role of Oral Food Challenges in Food Allergy Diagnosis and Eczema

KFA News Team ·
Oral food challenges (OFCs) are the gold standard for allergists when diagnosing a food allergy. The person being tested is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist to test for a severe reaction. Two medically challenging cases being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting in Houston contain new information on the benefits of OFCs when diagnosing food allergies.
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New Food Find: Flax Milk by Good Karma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Good Karma Flax Milk: Original, Unsweetened, Vanilla  A new dairy-free milk alternative has hit the grocery stores.  Good Karma, makers of Whole Grain rice milk and Rice Divine frozen desserts, has three new dairy-free beverages made from...
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Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges by Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MS Ed, RN Perhaps your child has had a known food allergy for some time, and now there's reason to believe that the allergy may have been outgrown. Maybe you're in the initial diagnosis...
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Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on July 28, 2015, called “Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect.”    Irene Mikhail, MD, an allergist immunologist at Nationwide Children’s in Columbus, Ohio, discussed: Why and...
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Pairing Xolair (Omalizumab) with Oral Immunotherapy Improves Outcome for Milk Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pairing Oral Immunotherapy with Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Reduces Dosing-Related Side Effects and Time Needed to Reach Maintenance Dose   SAN DIEGO, CA – Omalizumab is an immunomodulator medication, which means it acts...
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When and How to Introduce Babies to Peanuts to Reduce Peanut Allergy

KFA News Team ·
Parents may be confused with how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants. Presentations at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting will offer guidance, based on soon to be released guidelines, on how to approach this topic without going “nuts.”
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Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

KFA News Team ·
If your child accidentally eats the food they avoid, will their food allergy last longer? What about purposely eating the food during an in-office food challenge? Have you avoided in-office food challenges because you’re afraid a reaction will make the allergy worse? A recently published study can put your mind at ease. What the study was about Researchers followed a group of 512 infants allergic to milk and egg . These babies also had a strong likelihood for peanut allergy. The researchers...
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Study Shows Siblings of Kids with Food Allergies aren’t Necessarily Also Allergic

KFA News Team ·
Press Release   Study Shows Siblings of Kids with Food Allergies aren’t Necessarily Also Allergic More than half of siblings showed sensitivity, but not true allergy   SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 5, 2015) – If one child in a...
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Re: Connecting with the Medical Advisory Team of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

AmyT ·
Im interested in why a rast test score can go up then back down and then back up again. In all my research its my understanding that the rast test goes to the highest peak and then comes down. I have not been able to find any literature on a rast test going up and down up and down.
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
I picked up some Qrunch burgers to try & plan to offer them to the kids for dinner tonight. They were in the freezer section near other "veggie burgers". Complete ingredient list: organic millet, organic quinoa, organic coconut oil, organic onion, organic carrots, organic broccoli, organic spinach, arrowroot starch, organic apple cider vinegar, psyllum seed powder, kosher salt, organic garlic, non-GMO canola oil I'll report back after we do the "taste test" ...
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Vegan Qrunch Burgers

LSK ·
And the taste test results are in! Both kids (2.5 and 5.5 yo) said "yummy!" then asked for seconds and asked that I put Qrunch on the shopping list. My review - nice crunchy exterior, overall good texture & liked the flavor. Views and reviews expressed by volunteers reflect their personal opinions and not necessarily the views or opinions of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
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Re: Connecting with the Medical Advisory Team of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

Big Momma ·
Hi, My son has many food allergies and his diet is very limited because of it. We just found out that he is hypoglycemic and we were told it is from his very restricted diet. He now has to test his blood sugars in the morning since he collapsed from his sugar levels being dangerously low. I would like any information about hypoglycmia and is he now considered a diabetic? Is this something he will have the rest of his life or grow out of it? Any and all information would be appreciated.
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Routine Food Allergy Testing

HealthyMama ·
Thanks for this info, but this is frustrating. My allergist wants to re-test (skin test) my daughter at 10 months before we begin introducing the top 8. Isn't it better to test rather than potentially have an at-home reaction to something that might have shown up on the skin test?
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Routine Food Allergy Testing

HealthyMama ·
Thanks MonsterMom Yes, I guess the part that's missing is what will we do if she DOES test positive to a food? As you said, i suppose an office challenge is in the works. Going to definitely ask the allergist!
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Trmnich ·
My son has been skin pricked tested 4 times and the last time 3 month ago his tree nut came back negative. All other three skin prick test came back 6+ peanuts & 3+ tree nuts I was suprised when tree nuts came back negative. We still keep him away from all tree nut just to be on the safe side but what are the chances of him outgrowing just the tree nut since he was 3+ before? He is will be 13 in May and is doing great being his own advocate of his allergy and we are very proud of him. We...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

AndreaN ·
In the 1990s I tested big positives to tree nuts and fish. Fast forward to 3 years ago. The same allergist skin tested me for tree nut and fish, and they all came back completely negative. My allergist questioned the results, and had me come back a few weeks later and had the tree nuts and fish skin tested again, as well as did blood work. This second time, my tree nuts skin test and the blood work all came back negative and I can eat them fine. However, my fish skin test and blood work all...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Thank you for sharing the citation. I read the abstract as the full text wasn't available. They did not control for peanut component, just skin test wheal size. I wonder why since such a difference has been shown with the components... I'd like to open up a question too as I noticed the study included very young children. I'm a mom with a peanut allergic kid and I want there to be research done, but I'm in an ethical conundrum when it comes to putting my kid in a study. I'm just not sure it...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Wow! What a tough journey. I love shrimp but am kind of afraid to try it with my kid. We had a bad experience with trying TN at home. I would advise your friend with the PN daughter to take it in careful steps. I thought my DD was PN only and gave her almonds, it went fine. Then I gave her cashews and we called 911.... First step is peanut component blood test. Apparently there are several different proteins in the peanut one can be allergic to. Some proteins track towards "outgrowing" it,...
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