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People with Peanut / Tree Nut Allergies Can Minimize Risk of Reactions on Airplane Flights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New international study led by University of Michigan identified behaviors that could reduce anxiety, chances of allergic reactions Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction...
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Peanut Butter Prank Sends Student to Hospital; Seniors Banned from Graduation

KFA News Team ·
Unfortunately, this type of vandalism using food allergens does occur.  The quick thinking of the school's principal prevented many peanut allergic student's from being exposed to the peanut butter, but not all were spared.  One student had...
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Pennsylvania Considers Stocking Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A bill in the Pennsylvania Senate (SB 898) would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to require schools in the state to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for use in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Approximately 20-25% of...
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President Obama Signs School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Today, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) commended President Obama for signing the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into law.  Sponsored by Senators Ron Kirk (R-IL)and Dick Durbin (D-IL) in the Senate and...
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4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Press Release:Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Announces its 4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt Kids With Food Allergies Foundation, a national charity, will hold its fourth annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo this Sunday, September 9th, at the Plymouth Mall, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The yearly event will include the awarding of a...
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Prevent Allergic Reactions on Valentine's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent survey revealed that as many as one in three children with life-threatening allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine's Day. The survey also found that teens who date are at the most risk of a reaction as less than half of parents...
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Push to Stock Epinephrine in Every School (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
National campaign works to put life-saving epinephrine in all schools to combat the dangerous effects of food allergies. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.
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Raise Awareness, Understanding and Support for People Living with Asthma and Allergic Diseases

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Many Americans are not aware of the seriousness of asthma, and if you are one of the 22+ million people living with this chronic disease, you’ve felt the frustration of some people just not...
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Invitation to Participate in a Food Allergy Research Study

Lynda ·
. Food Allergy and Use of Emergency Medication to Treat a Reaction You are invited to advance food allergy research by participating in a study done as a collaboration of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation and The University of Michigan Medical...
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Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease.  (The school has a mandatory meal...
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School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life Three Rochester school staff members were honored for quickly assessing an allergic reaction and promptly treating a student for anaphylaxis.The parents of a 4-year old Rochester girl say they're...
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Sandy Relief Efforts for those Managing Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many of our members in the Northeast have been affected by the recent superstorm and our hearts go out to them, wishing them warmth and safety in the weeks ahead. Superstorm Sandy, as other natural disasters in recent years, has again identified the...
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School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Laws Protecting Students with Food Allergies  by Lynda Mitchell When it comes to creating a safe school environment for food-allergic students, some schools are more cooperative and informed than others. In an effort to keep students with...
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School Nurses Save, Not Cost Money, New Study Says

Kids With Food Allergies ·
According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association Pediatrics , having a school nurse saves a school money. Every dollar spent on nursing services, the authors concluded, saves $2.20 in medical costs and lost...
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Dr. Todd Green: Pennsylvania Must Do More to Protect School Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Green has written a special opinion piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette advocating for more awareness and safety protocols for schoolchildren with food allergies.Despite growing awareness of food allergy among the public and medical...
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Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million to Launch Allergy Research Center at Stanford

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergies | Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research | Stanford Medicine Stanford, Calif. — December 17, 2014— Allergies, whether they are to food, drugs, the environment, or other triggers, have potentially adverse consequences for...
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Sephora in Brooklyn Hosting Event to Benefit Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
SEPHORA IN BROOKLYN FUNDRAISER WILL BENEFIT KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES The Event Caps a Months-Long Awareness Effort to Reach New Families (BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – October 1, 2014) Food allergies affect 1 in 13 school children in the U.S. In an effort...
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New Food Find: HomeFree®, Don’t Go Nuts™ Launch New Snack Options

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Children with food allergies have new options for portable treats on the go or to take to school, thanks to two “free from” food companies. HomeFree ®, one of the first bakers of commercially-available cookies free of peanuts, tree...
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New Food Find: Peanut-Free SunButter Single Cups

KFA Food Bloggers ·
This portable #NewFoodFind will be handy for peanut-free and nut-free school lunches.   SunButter is making single cups of SunButter Creamy sunflower seed spread. The cups come packaged together in a canister.   SunButter On the Go Single...
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New Law in New Jersey Will Save Children's Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Christie has officially signed New Jersey's epinephrine stocking bill into law! This law will REQUIRE schools in the state to keep a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. Thank you to all the advocates in New Jersey who worked so hard to...
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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 Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Report Shows Most States Fall Behind on Asthma and Allergy School Policies Seven States and DC Pull Ahead on School Health “Honor Roll” as Momentum Grows for Medication-Stocking Laws WASHINGTON, DC – PRNewswire-USNewswire –...
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New Study Shows Nearly 1-in-50 Americans At-Risk of Severe Allergic Reaction

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  DATE: October 21, 2013 FROM: AAFA External Affairs CONTACT: AAFA NEW STUDY SHOWS NEARLY 1-IN-50 AMERICANS AT-RISK OF SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS Anaphylaxis is More Common than Many Thought, Most Patients are Not Prepared October 21, 2013,...
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The Future of Food Allergy: Developing New Treatments

KFA Medical Advisors ·
The future of food allergy: developing new treatments   by Michael H. Land, MD FAAAAI   I'm the father of a food allergic child. If you're reading this, I am guessing you or someone close to you has a food allergy. The minute you found out...
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New Food Find: Peanut-Free and Soy-Free SunButter

KFA Food Bloggers ·
This #NewFoodFind is exciting for those allergic to soy. In January 2016, SunButter® LLC began dry roasting their sunflower kernels on new top of the line roasting equipment. SunButter Sunflower Butter will now be produced in one continuous process from field to table. This will ensure a finished product that is free from all of the top 8 food allergens. SunButter produced on the new equipment will arrive on store shelves in the spring of 2016. The packages will carry a 'Now Soy Free'...
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Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earlier this week, Zarah Slay shared a Juice Box Robot picture on KFA's Facebook page.  We shared it with our fans and Marcella Rolwes took the idea, altered it to be safe for her daughter and shared it with us today.  Introducing Perry the...
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Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs recommends the “use of non-food incentives for prizes, gifts, and awards.” This practice is also recommended...
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Nutrition and the Child With Food Allergies: A Family Affair (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 March 31, 2015, featuring Debra Indorato, RDN, from our Medical Advisory Team.   Deb discussed “Nutrition and...
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Off to College with Food Allergies - the Art of Letting Go

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  By Heidi Bayer   You probably remember the moments when your stomach was in knots almost to the day. Mostly, they coincided with the following in your child’s development: First Day of Preschool and/or Kindergarten First Day of...
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Schools Need to be Ready for Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
Schools need to be ready for food allergy reactions It is reasonable to ensure that our schools are equipped and ready to handle undiagnosed food allergies. Certainly schools cannot be expected to handle every adverse health situation, but...
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One Mom's Story: Why Every School Needs an EpiPen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sarah Denny, MD , is a physician in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and also the mom of a boy with food allergies. Her unique perspective helps explain why every school needs to stock undesignated...
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Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy: Not Ready for Prime Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Oral Immunotherapy for Food Allergy: Not Ready for Prime Time Hugh A Sampson, MD, of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute, explains why oral immunotherapy (OIT) for food allergy may be premature and its safety and...
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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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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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Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies on July 30, 2013 with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN:    Video is one hour long. Please wait a moment to allow the video to buffer before...
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Patients Need Better Training on Epinephrine Autoinjectors, Asthma Devices, Study Finds

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent University of Texas study suggested that new and improved ways of training patients on how to use epinephrine autoinjectors and devices to treat asthma are needed after finding that most patients continue to use both types of devices...
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Peanut Allergic Teen Builds Business from Ground Up

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thirteen-year-old Lily Pinto, co-founder of Don’t Go Nuts , is proving that you don’t have to be an adult to be able to help others in a big way. Don’t Go Nuts makes foods that are completely nut-free, “from field to...
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Teen-Created Art Mural Spotlights KFA Anniversary, Future Path

Kids With Food Allergies ·
All children deserve to be empowered to forge a bright, healthy, creative future. And in a wonderful example of how two organizations are coming together to mark this idea in a very special way, Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is celebrating its 10th...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Chanukah with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Chanukah at Home Chanukah is a fun and exciting holiday for children. Children look forward to the candles, games, gifts, parties and fun. But because Chanukah celebrations often involve food, it takes extra planning to make sure that everyone has a...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Christmas with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AT HOME:   While most children are excited about the prospect of gifts under the tree, it‘s helpful to remind them why you are celebrating and to reinforce your family’s beliefs.  It is also a wonderful time to create your own...
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Tips to Safely Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Ah, Valentine's Day. Is there any other holiday (besides Halloween) more closely linked with candy and dessert? Read on for some tips to make this holiday a safe one for those you love the most, both at home and at school.   AT SCHOOL: Exchanging...
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TN School Nurse Saves Boy After Bee Sting

Kids With Food Allergies ·
An elementary school nurse recognized the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and quickly treated a third-grade boy with epinephrine.  He had been stung by a wasp during recess and didn't have any known allergies. Earlier this year, Tennessee...
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Too Many Kids with Asthma, Food Allergies Lack School Emergency Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Too many kids with asthma, food allergies lack school emergency plans Schools without health plans are unprepared to handle life-threatening emergencies   CHICAGO --- Only one in four students with asthma and half of children with food allergies...
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Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live with Asthma in 2014

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CITIES THAT TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY New list of 100 most challenging places to live with asthma highlights the burden nationwide, and it's not just about air quality WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- World Asthma Day comes in May when everyone...
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