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Which meal is the most challenging for finding safe foods or recipes?

Kathy P ·
When it comes to food allergies, some meals are more challenging than others. Which are the most challenging for your family? In the comments, tell us what types of products you wish were more available!
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here is the link to the the follow-up archive filled with resources, links, downloadable PDFs and more to help you with your School Health Plans: Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP
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Re: Sample Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Click the title link above to download this PDF.
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

ljp ·
I'm trying to get a 504 plan for my son at his school, but is school nurse is trying to me that if his allergies don't effect his learning ability that it doesn't apply to him. She is also trying to convince me that my child is the only one with any major food allergies at his school. I don't know how to get her understand. His allergies are severe enough that he can go into anaphylactic shock and has to have his own epi-pen on him at all times. Is there anything else I can do to get the...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

SBilliel ·
Is this is a public school or school that receives public funding? I would try approaching someone else at the school, someone in administration. The nurse may have input on accommodations but is not usually the one who makes the 504 plan decisions, including who does and doesn't qualify. Most public schools/ school districts have a Director of Special Services or Special Education or someone with some other similar title. They typically write the 504 plans and schedule the meetings. You can...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi! 504 eligibility does not require that a medical condition affect learning. That is what IEPs are for. Your school nurse is misunderstanding your request. Have you put your request in writing for a 504 evaluation? That is the most important first step. The nurse is not the gatekeeper on 504 plans. The 504 coordinator for your school district and the principal are the ones that you need to send the written request to. Then the nurse will get involved as part of the 504 evaluation process.
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

Amy Corbin ·
Having just set up a 504 for my child entering kindergarten, it was the principal who set it up along with the nurse. He goes to a public school. A 504 is a plan with modifications to what your child can do,but also other students. For example my child is airborne allergic to peanuts/tree nuts. In the morning we decided instead of going in the all purpose room he will have to wait in the nurses room until he goes to class. The same for the afternoon, instead of his bus room he has to wait in...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

ljp ·
Amy, Sorry it took so long to respond, things have been a little crazy. I would love to see Matthews 504 plan if you wouldn't mind. They are not telling me who takes care of this kind of thing at our school. Procedure states that I had to send the request to the Principal first and that he would pass it on the the right person, then they would make the decision based on what they know and his allergy test report that I have giving them. They are telling me that he is the only on at his...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

Ashleesinger13 ·
I am in a similar boat with 504. My daughter is in kindergarten and has ingestable peanut allergy (has to eat it to react) we have an agreement with the school as it stands for her allergies but so far those aren't always kept. The principal was asked about a 504 and I was informed those usually only for kids with physical disability because they can affect their ability to learn, My daughters allergies do not affect her ability to learn there for she does not qualify. I don't think this is...
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

K8sMom2002 ·
@Ashleesinger13 , that sounds extremely frustrating! KFA actually has an opportunity tonight for you to participate in a Facebook Chat about school accommodations . You can also post this on our online support community as a question and see what other parents have done in similar situations. Also, if you haven't already, you can check out KFA's school planning resource center .
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Re: School 504 Plans and Individualized Health Care Plans

K8sMom2002 ·
@Ashleesinger13 , my apologies -- The Facebook chat was last night. I have thought today was Tuesday all day long. But you can access the transcript of the chat on KFA's Facebook page .
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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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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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Answers to Your Questions about Section 504 Plans (Free Webinar 8/26)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar Presented by Kids With Food Allergies (KFA): Your Questions About Section 504 Plans   RSVP:  Register Now! WHEN: August 26, 2014 at 1 pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific WHERE: Your computer, iPhone or Android device   The legal...
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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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About Section 504 Plans for Students with Food Allergy (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. This webinar was presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America...
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Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP (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 January 14, 2014 featuring guest speaker Laurel Francoeur, Esq,  co-founder of Greenlaurel Solutions,...
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KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

Melanie Carver ·
 KFA's Webinar on Food Allergies in SchoolWe had a very large turnout for our recent webinar on Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know and we received hundreds of questions. We will be addressing these questions in future webinars,...
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The 411 on 504 Plans: Working With Your School for Food Allergy Accommodations

Kids With Food Allergies ·
All parents feel some worry when they send their child off to school for the first time, or to a new school. Will my child like her school and teacher? Will he get on the right school bus? Will it be a positive environment? As a parent of a child with food allergies, you also worry about your child’s health needs and safety. What will he eat? How will she be able to safely take part safely in school activities? What if he has an allergic reaction at school? And much more.
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The Tools You Need to Send Your Child With Food Allergies Back to School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is drawing to a close and it’s back-to-school time once again. That means it’s time to make sure you have everything you need to keep your child with food allergies safe at school. Along with supplies, books, lunchboxes, uniforms and anything else you might need, make sure you check out these school resources from Kids With Food Allergies (KFA).
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Inside the My Life With Food Allergy Report: When Should a Child Receive Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In August 2019, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their My Life With Food Allergy Parent Survey Report. The report highlights the significant social, emotional and financial impact food allergies can have on parents. Our findings also revealed that many children do not receive epinephrine when they are having a severe allergic reaction for many reasons. We asked Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral, to talk about these findings.
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Managing Food Allergies? Essential Back-to-School Tool Kit

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. ...
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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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New Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirmed epinephrine as the first choice to treat severe allergic reactions. And to make certain parents, caregivers and others are ready to treat anaphylaxis, the AAP released its own version of a food allergy action plan . 1 Download PDF The recommendations were released in the February 13 edition of the journal Pediatrics . 2 The report stresses that it is better to use epinephrine early, even if parents are not 100% sure that the symptoms are...
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One Child Teaches His Dad About the Importance of Knowing What to Do If You Have a Serious Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Parents work hard to teach their children with food allergies how to read labels and watch for reactions. But sometimes, the parents need a little help of their own. Austin helped his dad by making an anaphylaxis plan to help him manage his drug allergy.
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Study Shows How ERs Can Improve Care For Children With Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children going to an emergency room for severe allergic reactions received more comprehensive treatment when staff followed formal care guidelines, according to a new study.     Specifically, they were more likely to receive epinephrine for...
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

BeautAlert ·
I enjoyed the July 31st webinar! It was very informative. I do disagree with one point. He stated that a small study showed that only a rash occurred with peanut butter spread on an allergic child's skin. My child has had hives and swelling with just skin contact....Many times. For example; After a kiss on the cheek by someone who just ate a PBJ, my child had a face full of hives and swollen lips. After sitting next to a child eating peanuts, she had hives all over her body, and a runny...
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

Lynda ·
Hello and thank you for attending our webinar and for your comments. We have another school-focused webinar tomorrow - this time a panel discussion with two allergists and 4 school nurses. I will forward your question to them for a response.
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

BeautAlert ·
Thank you! I am signed up for it, and I am looking forward to it! My daughter just started Kindergarten, and we are trying to figure out where she should sit at lunch etc. I appreciate all that you do. This is very timely for us! Thanks!
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Re: KFA's School Webinar with Dr. Michael Pistiner

Druve ·
Terrific webinar though I wish the small study of 30 children who showed no reaction to peanut butter being a foot from their faces would not have been included. My child has twice suffered angioedema after being in the same room as an open jar of peanut butter for only moments so this information works counter to my efforts in accommodating my child in school. Otherwise a helpful presentation...thank you!
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Re: From Daycare to High School and Everywhere in Between: Creating an Allergy Action Plan for Every Step of the Way

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Heidi Bayer, board member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, and chair of the KFA Board of Advisors, shares some important tips on how to create an effective anaphylaxis action plan that focuses on avoiding allergen exposures. Watch this video as Heidi shares the following tips that have worked to help keep her daughter safe. Keep epinephrine auto-injectors nearby at all times and train anyone responsibile for your child. Maintain a regular dialogue with any adults responsible...
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Re: From Daycare to High School and Everywhere in Between: Creating an Allergy Action Plan for Every Step of the Way

Royalbrenkt ·
This is such a great and important idea. Our daughter's preschool asked for allergy information on the original sign up sheet, but when we went in for a sit down conversation there was so much more to cover than was on that questionnaire. I think everyone should have an allergy action plan with their child's school that is as detailed and explanatory as an IEP would be.
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Re: From Daycare to High School and Everywhere in Between: Creating an Allergy Action Plan for Every Step of the Way

Kathy P ·
We had a great webinar in January about all the different types of plans (504 v IHCP v Emergency Action Plan). There is what to do in the case of a reaction/emergency, and what accommodations will create a safer environment to avoid those emergencies. It has a wealth of resources also. http://community.kidswithfooda...-video-and-resources
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Lynda ·
Reminder: our webinar on 504 plans and IHCPs is tomorrow (Tuesday)! RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: January 14, 2014 TIME: 7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Silvashan ·
I teach at that time. Is there a way to order the e-book or see/hear the webinar at another time?
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Lynda ·
Hi Silvashan, We record all webinars for later viewing. If you sign up for the webinar, you will get an email letting you know when the recording is ready.
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Silvashan ·
Shoot, I missed signing up. Is there still a way to find out about recorded webinars? I run a FB group for mom's who have kids with food allergies and I alway love to share the KWFA resources in our group.
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Re: Do You Need a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan for Your Child with Food Allergies?

Kathy P ·
Here is a blog post that Lynda did regarding plans. And here is the followup from the webinar w/ the video recording of the presentation plus tons of other resources.
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Re: Game Day Safety Plan for Guests With Food Allergies

chicagojo ·
Great guide not just for game days but for ANY gathering!
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Re: Game Day Safety Plan for Guests With Food Allergies

Momofthree ·
I love this!
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Re: Game Day Safety Plan for Guests With Food Allergies

josephine ·
Fantastic!! This would make a great poster to hang on the wall at parties. Hint, hint to all non-allergy guests. Great conversational starter too. Sending hugs your way.
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Re: Game Day Safety Plan for Guests With Food Allergies

Momofthree ·
Great idea Josephine!
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