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Re: Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

MAM-mom ·
Great guide! I like the tips in the right corner, "Take all Food allergies seriously" and "Trace amounts of food can cause a reaction."
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How Many Strategies Do You Use to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies?

KFA News Team ·
People with food allergies know eating at a restaurant means using multiple strategies to make sure your order doesn’t contain something that could send you to the hospital with anaphylaxis – a severe life-threatening reaction.
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Free Food Allergy ToolKit Now Available as a Pilot for School Nurses

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For School Nurses: The Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) School Based Food Allergy Manual/Toolkit for schools are ready to pilot.  School nurses and school(s) are invited to participate at no charge. Materials from the National FAME...
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Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Download this free quick guide to essential information for parenting a food-allergic child written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, chair of the medical advisory team of Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...
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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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Join Us for a Food Allergy Management Boot Camp

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Parents and caregivers of children with food allergies are invited to an interactive group session that will provide tools for best practices in protecting and promoting your child’s health and well-being.
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Re: Preparing Your Child To Live With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Preparing Your Child To Live With Food Allergies: Helping Your Kids Become Independent Young Adults Although it may be hard to imagine, your children will leave home someday. The risk of exposure to food allergies doesn't go away as they grow into independent young adults. Watch this video as Lynda shares the following tips that have worked to empower her son to manage his own food allergies. Involve them at an early age to take responsibility for their own food allergy management. Empower...
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Re: Preparing Your Child To Live With Food Allergies

PrincessRose13 ·
thank you for posting this video! I'm 23 years old and I have been living with food allergies since I was 8 years old. My parents have taught me how to live safely with food allergies since I had my first allergic reaction when I was younger. My mom (bless her heart) taught me how to use the Epipen after I got prescribed one since she carries one for a bee sting allergy. Since then, I ALWAYS read ingredients and food labels to make sure what I'm eating doesn't have anything I'm allergic to...
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Re: Preparing Your Child To Live With Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
Sounds like you have been taught well and have a great plan!
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Re: How Many Strategies Do You Use to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies?

josephine ·
We are in that 39% that don't eat out any more. There are no restaurants around that can guarantee 100% safety against milk and egg contamination. We won't take even a 1/2% chance. Hopefully, one day that will change for us and more importantly for our son. Sending hugs your way.
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Re: How Many Strategies Do You Use to Eat Out Safely With Food Allergies?

K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs, Josephine! It is sad that you don't have at least one safe spot that you can count on. Here's hoping that you can find a restaurant that will work with you to meet you in your comfort zone.
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Food Allergy 101: Reactions, Diagnosis, Management, and Epinephrine (Twitter Chat)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a Twitter chat on food allergies on May 11, 2021. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and David Stukus, MD , associate professor and Director of the Food Allergy Treatment Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, joined us to answer common questions about food allergy reactions, diagnosis, management, and epinephrine. Below are some highlights from the chat. To see more, search for the hashtag...
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Support Is an Important Part of Food Allergy Management

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Managing your child’s food allergies can feel overwhelming. But the support of a community can make a world of difference. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is dedicated to saving lives and reducing the burden of food allergies through support, advocacy, education, and research. One way we do that is by offering support through our KFA community. Helping your child avoid the food they are allergic to is not always enough. Getting support is an important part of food allergy management. Support...
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