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Re: How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

Former Member ·
I have tried to make my own sunflower seed butter in my food processor, but even after a looong time in the processor and a fair amount of canola, I still get a "paste" so thick you can slice it! What am I doing wrong? Do I just need a better processor? We haven't retried pumpkin seeds yet - she got hives from it about a year ago when we first tried it. I'll probably wait until pumpkins start showing up in stores so I can get truly uncontaminated seeds. Thanks!
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Re: How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

Will Way ·
I have some leftover raw pumpkin seeds, I think I will give this a try!
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Re: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We'd like to thank our guest speakers for volunteering their time and expertise with us. We'd also like to thank Mylan Specialty for providing an unrestricted educational grant that allows us to host these webinars; and we thank Enjoy Life Foods for providing giveaway prizes. Dayle Hayes, MS, RD is president of Nutrition for the Future and advocates for healthy kids, schools and communities. She is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a...
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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

SarahElizabeth ·
In Tarrant County, Texas, if a house has a teal-painted pumpkin on the porch, it has non-food treats for KWFA.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Colleen, I believe we are talking about the same issue. We are aware of the re-bagging issue--we included it under the Dum Dums/Spangler photo (second to last photo) and highlighted it as #3 at the top of the blog post: Quote: Quote: How parents choose to deal with this issue may vary. In our Halloween tips in other articles, we've shared ideas such as trading your child's bag of trick-or-treating candy for all safe candy, or for toys, etc. The tradition is sometimes called the Switch...
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You're invited to participate in our 8th annual Halloween costume parade! Show us how you safely celebrate Halloween - add photos of your costumes, your teal pumpkins or your Halloween parties . You could win one of five fantastic allergy-friendly prizes! Winners will be selected on Halloween night and we have 5 grand prizes to giveaway sponsored by Enjoy Life, Surf Sweets, Divvies, Cybele's Free to Eat, and Allermates. You must be a registered member of the Kids With Food Allergies...
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Re: Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)

Abigail's Mommy ·
I'm participating in Trunk or Treat this year. I'm going to bring a teal pumpkin and non food treats.
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Re: Virtual Halloween Contest for Kids with Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
There is still time to enter for the final prize draws!
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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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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Allison ·
Hi RW! Some people keep the cost down by ordering bulk non-food treats online, or by giving kids a choice and asking, especially if the parents are nearby. Have you also seen this year's post on craft ideas ... You could also bake a fun safe-for-you cake . My preteen just likes being with his friends, for the most part. I like the idea of donating extra candy to volunteers in your town. Some dentists have always collected it in exchange for something...
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kathy P ·
We have another blog post w/ posters and coloring sheets . We also have a great 1-page handout w/ ideas for alternatives. Download PDF
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Egg-Free, Milk-Free Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Egg-Free, Milk-Free Pumpkin Cookies by Kandi Williams My mom always makes batches and batches of these every fall. And now I do. It's just not fall without them! I always get requests for the recipe when I make them for events. I can...
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Egg, Milk, Wheat, Sesame, and Tree Nut (Walnut, Pine, Almond) Allergy Alerts -Magic Gourmet Trading Inc. “Koi Palace Mooncakes”

KFA Food Alerts ·
Magic Gourmet Trading Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Allergens in “Koi Palace Mooncakes” For Immediate Release August 31, 2016 Contact Consumers Joey Ng 650-239-9069 Announcement Magic Gourmet Trading Inc. of Millbrae, CA is recalling all Koi Palace Mooncake products purchased in August 2016 because these items do not contain proper labeling of ingredients and possible allergens. Mooncake products manufactured by Magic Gourmet contain possible allergens such as wheat, gluten, eggs,...
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An Unwelcome Harvest, Fall Allergies Arrive

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergy Foundation Releases Annual “Fall Allergy Capitals” Rankings, Louisville is #1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire – Fall is a time to enjoy beautiful colors and autumn weather outdoors. But for 40 million...
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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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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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Allergy Alert: Enjoy Life Foods Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips

KFA Food Alerts ·
Enjoy Life Foods Conducts Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Single Lot of 10 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips Product Due to Undeclared Ingredients Schiller Park, Ill. – Aug. 28, 2015 – Enjoy Life Foods announced today a nationwide...
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Adventures with Apples: Teaching Kids With Allergies About Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Apple-Picking, Canning, and Teaching Kitchen Skills to Kids with Food Allergiesby Meg Falciani Living in New Jersey, the coming of autumn practically mandates a trip to a local farm to pick apples and pumpkins.  As part of my son Jude's home...
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Updated! Allergy-Friendly Easter Candy Guide for 2016

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here it is - your 2016 Easter candy list for food allergy-friendly sweets! If you are filling baskets for your little ones, use this list as a shopping guide. Please remember to read all labels and make sure the product is right for your family. This year's guide is made possible by TruJoy Sweets and Surf Sweets.
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Mom's Allergy-Friendly Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
People are usually surprised to find out that pumpkin pie can be made without milk or eggs, but with this recipe, there is no doubt. The following recipe has been adapted from one of the most popular recipes in KFA Safe Eats™ recipe collection.
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Allergy-Friendly Halloween Snacks

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Spooky Halloween snacks are a fun way to celebrate with family and friends. Enjoy some allergy-friendly treats before trick-or-treating or take some to a party with friends. These are some of our favorites.
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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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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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Back-to-School Resources for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is back in session! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) has a lot of resources for parents and schools so you can keep children with food allergies safe. Many of the resources below come with printable PDFs you can use for reference or share. And you can find more articles, tips and tricks on our KFA school resources page.
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Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer camp takes many forms: private day camps, sleep away camps, city recreation camps, or camps that focus on sports or art.   Many children enjoy and take part each year. For parents of children with food allergies, it is often another hurdle...
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Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
People with food allergies can have a hard time eating at restaurants. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a restaurant where it’s difficult to order a safe meal. Three attorneys from the Allergy Law Project answer the question: can a person with allergies bring outside food into a restaurant if a safe meal is not available? Unfortunately, there is not a lot of legal guidance on this specific issue.
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(Canada) Egg Allergy Alert: Saman Bakery Cookies

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert - Undeclared egg in certain Saman Bakery brand crackers Recall / advisory date: October 5, 2013 Reason for recall / advisory:Allergen - Egg Hazard classification:Class 1 Company / Firm:Saman Bakery Distribution:Alberta, British Columbia...
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Celebrate Dad with an Allergy-Friendly Menu

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Wishing all of the dads raising kids with food allergies a very special day! Father's Day is about getting together as a family to celebrate all the great dads in your life. Dads raising kids with food allergies have an extra tough job and we thank them for all they do.
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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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College Student with Food Allergies Relies on Friends to Help Keep Herself Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How is Valentine's Day different when you are diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 19? Kylee Christensen is 21 and is a college junior studying criminal justice in Illinois. At 19, she had a severe allergic reaction and was diagnosed allergic to multiple foods. Kids With Food Allergies and Kylee recently chatted online about how she manages romance, food allergies and college friendships while away at school. We spotted Kylee when she posted a picture of an "emergency box" she keeps in...
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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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Grateful for Your Help in Keeping Kids with Food Allergies Safe and Healthy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For Thanksgiving, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have supported our important work this past year.  You help us save lives...
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Growing Up As The Boy with Life Threatening Food Allergies: Entertainer Kyle Dine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Musician and food allergy educator Kyle Dine has grown up his entire life with food allergies. Under the helpful watch of his parents, he matured from a young child with a neon fanny pack to a teenager and young adult navigating the dating scene,...
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Help Us #TurnItTeal for Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We're partnering with TurnItTeal.org to raise food allergy awareness nationwide. Teal is the official awareness color for food allergies. We want to light up buildings, landmarks and popular attractions in the color teal during Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-20, 2017.
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How Do You Replace Nuts in Recipes?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
To help you prepare for the upcoming "food" holidays, we're sharing a list of helpful recipe hacks or tips to help you cook and bake allergy-friendly foods. These solutions will help you S erve A llergy F riendly E ats. Be sure to follow our blog so...
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How to Check Ingredient Statements on Candy to Keep Loved Ones Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe This Halloween   Halloween candy can present risks for children with food allergies. Some parents choose to trade their child's candy for safe candy or for non-food treats and prizes. (The...
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Raise Awareness to Promote an Allergy-Friendly TEALOWEEN

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal is the color of food allergy awareness and teal pumpkins have become the symbol of food allergy awareness at Halloween . When you see a teal pumpkin, it means non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Kids With Food Allergies has tips to help you have a safer and more inclusive TEALOWEEN. 1. Raise awareness about food allergies and being inclusive. Change your social media profile picture to show others you support a safer, more inclusive...
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How to Make Milk-Free Buttermilk

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Avoiding milk does not mean you need to skip recipes that call for buttermilk. Nutrimom® - Food Allergy Liason shows us how easy it is to make from any safe milk alternative.
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How to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Non-Nut Butters by Melanie Carver If your child has a peanut and soy allergy, it can be difficult to find a safe replacement for peanut butter in your local grocery store.  Some of the commercially-available options may...
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2016 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. If you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here is our list of some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas.
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2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Some families choose to #KeepItTeal and only have non-food treats. But if you are looking for allergy-friendly treats to hand out, or for the "switch witch" to leave for your little goblin, here are some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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2018 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The scary part of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not the candy. Food-centered holidays can be stressful when managing food allergies. With planning, your family can still safely enjoy Halloween. Here are some top-8 free Halloween candy ideas. These candies are free of peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, egg, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish.
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Pumpkin Carving Patterns to #KeepItTeal

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal pumpkins are a symbol to say you have non-food treats available this Halloween. You can also spread the #KeepItTeal spirit with traditional carved jack-o'-lanterns. Draw your own freehand message on paper. Make sure all pattern shapes...
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5 Tips to Avoid Food Allergy Reactions During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays are a great time to spend with friends and family. Food-focused holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, Chinese New Year and other winter holiday celebrations, can create added stress for parents of children with food allergies. Try some of these ideas to take the precautions to avoid food allergy reactions during family meals and parties.
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KFA Chats with Kyle Dine about New Food Allergy DVD Classroom Project

Kids With Food Allergies ·
    Kyle Dine is a popular food allergy educator, entertainer and advocate. For the past eight years he has been bringing his fun, upbeat presentations about food allergies to schools across North America. Kyle has also made two food allergy...
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AAFA Announces the Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2019 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report ranking the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for spring allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Joins Other Groups to Promote the Teal Pumpkin Project for a Safer Halloween

KFA News Team ·
This Halloween across America, teal pumpkins will signal safe treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, an awareness initiative jointly supported this year by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and several other groups.
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AAFA Releases 2018 Asthma Capitals Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Asthma Capitals™ report. This report ranks the top 100 cities in the U.S. where it’s challenging to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. More than 25 million people Americans have asthma. And where you live can make it harder to manage. This report highlights the factors in cities across the country that can impact asthma rates.
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AAFA Releases 2019 Asthma Capitals™ Report Ranking the Top 100 Most Challenging Places in the U.S. to Live With Asthma

KFA News Team ·
On May 7, 2019, World Asthma Day, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its 2019 Asthma Capitals Report™. This report ranks the top 100 most challenging places in America to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Releases Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Cities to Live in for Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Some places in the U.S. can be more challenging to live in if you have spring pollen allergies. To show how much impact spring allergies can have, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
 
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