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Parents Give Variety of Reasons for Putting Off Food Challenges

KFA News Team ·
What causes parents to delay an oral food challenge for their children?   An oral food challenge (OFC) is the only way to determine whether a food allergy exists. Sometimes both the child and the parent can be nervous about eating a food they...
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Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies If you’ve been watching the tenth season of The Next Food Network Star competition, you’ve probably seen Chef Luca Della Casa (and enjoyed his wonderful Italian accent)....
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FREE Webinar: Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering   WHEN:  Tuesday, July 28, 2015   TIME:  1 PM - 2 PM Eastern time   WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   An oral food challenge in a medical setting is the main...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Oral Food Challenges Diagnose Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  The experts recommend using oral food challenges under physician supervision for diagnosing food allergy.  The double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge is the “gold standard.”  However, a...
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Food Allergy Testing - What You Need to Know (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 April 16, 2014 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, MD. Dr. Stukus reviewed the different types of food...
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Chef Luca's Cauliflower Risotto and Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Kids With Food Allergies ·
#ChallengeChefLuca   My Goal: I want to replicate the texture of a risotto without using the rice.  I am also going to let you in on my Nonna’s secret to making tender and moist meatballs: use roasted eggplant as your binder . ...
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Chef Luca's Allergy-Friendly Bolognese Sauce

KFA Food Bloggers ·
# ChallengeChefLuca   Chef Luca's Allergy-Friendly Bolognese Sauce   Milk-Free • Soy-Free • Egg-Free • Wheat-Free Peanut-Free • Tree Nut-Free • Shellfish-Free • Fish-Free   Many people have been asking for...
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Chef Luca’s Peach and Banana Cake

KFA Food Bloggers ·
# ChallengeChefLuca     My Goal: To provide children with food allergies a sweet treat that can be enjoyed for dessert, or even for a fun breakfast that is free of the top 8 allergens. The kids can even help make it! Buckwheat and amaranth,...
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Chef Luca's Allergy-Friendly Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Lynda ·
# ChallengeChefLuca   Chef Luca's Allergy-Friendly Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe Milk-Free • Soy-Free • Egg-Free • Wheat-Free Peanut-Free • Tree Nut-Free • Shellfish-Free • Fish-Free This is a classic of Italian cuisine...
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Chef Luca's Spring Roll Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
    # ChallengeChefLuca Spring Roll Recipe   My Goal: I wanted to find a new alternative for preparing allergy friendly spring rolls using something other than the traditional rice paper as the wrap.  I was able to locate an...
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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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Re: Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies

Juliakh ·
^_^ Chef Luca,please move to Michigan! ;-) We love you!
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Re: Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Chef Luca has advanced in Star Salvation and remains in contention for The Next Food Network Star! http://www.foodnetwork.com/sho...alvation-videos.html
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Re: Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
Re: Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies
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Re: Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies

LSK ·
Thank you Chef Luca!
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Re: Chef Luca's Spring Roll Recipe

Kathy P ·
Oooh, a trip to Julian Bakery is now on my list!
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Re: Chef Luca's Spring Roll Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
I didn't see any cross contact information listed on the Julian bakery website. Please double check to make sure of the product's safety for any of the allergies you are managing.
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Re: Chef Luca's Spring Roll Recipe

Kathy P ·
Since I'm a stones through from the actual bakeshop while on vacay at the moment, I can ask about it directly.
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Re: Chef Luca's Allergy-Friendly Eggplant Parmigiana Recipe

Kathy P ·
Ooh, that looks delish! I love that they are in individual dishes. I wonder if they would freeze.
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Re: Chef Luca's Cauliflower Risotto and Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce

cml1216 ·
I'm making the meatballs for the second time tonight. The whole dish was a hit with everyone! Thank you so much!
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Re: Chef Luca's Cauliflower Risotto and Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Kathy P ·
I did finally make this! But I only made the cauliflower risotto part as a side dish with grilled sausage. Bc I didn't want to drag out my food processor, I used the large side of a box grater to grate down the cauliflower. Easy peasy! Since it was a side and I wasn't putting a sauce on it, I wanted it "wetter" like a traditional risotto. So I added a cup of homemade chicken stock and let that cook down a little. I seasoned with lemon pepper. I really liked it, but the rest of the family was...
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Paula Tarpley (Lucy) ·
No, I can't insurance because this is the insurance through my husbands work. There is no way I'm going to be able to do a food challenge at home. I'm way too frightened of what could happen but what else is one to do when you know that at some point you have to know?! Talked with doctor today (left message) and asked if there is a way around it. They wouldn't even pay for the skin or blood allergy test. It's crazy! Our insurance is amazing and we've had 14 years. Never had to use the...
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

kandicejo ·
I can't even wrap my head around an insurance that won't cover allergy stuff Allergies are such a widespread condition that can lead to time off work, etc. Hopefully the doctor has some good guidance for what you can do.
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Paula Tarpley (Lucy) ·
I'm hoping to hear something back! Praying they can come up with something different that my insurance will pay for. I can go to an allergist and pay my co-pay but when they want to start the testing, that's where my insurance stops! It ridiculous and I'm so upset about this. I know doctors can around it, some will and some won't. Hopefully I have one that will and can! Thank you all for your support! I don't have family or friends so it's difficult to deal with all by yourself.
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Paula Tarpley (Lucy) ·
Meant to say, "Don't have family or friends around!" Our families live in different states. We moved here when my husband got transferred.
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Heidi B ·
Hi Paula, hopefully you find an allergist that you like and trust. Be upfront with the Doctor about the insurance issues and your concerns. Some allergists - not all - will allow patients to come and sit in the waiting room while the food is ingested. I hope you find one that you can work with. The other thing is, the allergy tests run about $1,500 depending on how many foods you're running. You may find that the cost is worth it?
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Paula Tarpley (Lucy) ·
I hate that my insurance doesn't cover the allergy testing or the food challenge. Which leaves me with no choice but to do home challenges. This is very scary for me! What else can be done?
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Kathy P ·
That is very scary. It's important to do oral food challenges in a medically supervised setting with immediate availability of medical support/intervention in the event of a reaction. Your insurance won't cover any type of allergy testing? Neither skin or blood testing?
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Re: Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

Jen ·
That's frustrating, Paula. Would you consider switching insurance companies when it's open enrollment?
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Re: Chef Luca’s Peach and Banana Cake

WillWay ·
Originally Posted by KFA Food Bloggers: # ChallengeChefLuca My Goal: To provide children with food allergies a sweet treat that can be enjoyed for dessert, or even for a fun breakfast that is free of the top 8 allergens. The kids can even help make it! Buckwheat and amaranth, both gluten-free flours, have been used in this recipe. Flax-seed is incorporated into the cake for airiness. Peach & Banana Cake by Chef Luca Della Casa This recipe is free of all 8 top allergens (milk, soy, egg,...
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Re: Chef Luca’s Peach and Banana Cake

Kathy P ·
Let us know when you try it Leslie - I want to try it too, but those are 2 flours I don't keep on hand, so I need to wait til I get pick some up.
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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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