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Summer Camp Guide for Food Allergies

KFA Medical Advisors ·
SUMMER CAMP AND FOOD ALLERGIES by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc School's out and summer is officially here! Many families will soon be sending their children to summer camp. According to the American Camp Association, more than 11 million children...
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Free Webinar: Off to Camp with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering   WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015   TIME: 7 PM – 8 PM Eastern time   WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device   As winter ends, many families start searching for a summer camp for...
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Going to Summer Camp with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer camp registration has begun and we have many resources to help you plan so your child can have a safe and enjoyable camp experience. 12 Summer Camp Planning Tips Summer Camp Checklist for Kids with Food Allergies or Asthma Going Camping?...
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Are Local Summer Programs Required to Accommodate My Child With Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many towns, cities and counties offer camps and summer programs. They are often less expensive than private day camps and sleep-away camps, making them attractive to local families. Each spring, parents ask Kids With Food Allergies, “Are local summer camps required to accommodate my child with food allergies?” The answer is yes. These camps must accept children with food allergies and asthma. The camp must make adjustments for full participation. This may mean offering allergen-free meal...
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Camping with Food Allergies? Follow This Advice for Maximum Fun, Safety

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Are you hesitant to head into the wilderness with food allergies? Don't be. Children are among those who can gain the most from nature—and children with food allergies are no exception.   You will enjoy the many entertaining and...
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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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Re: Potential Food Allergens in Preschool, School, Camp Crafts and Activities

welchmane ·
Great resource for teachers! Things that the average person would not think about.
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Melanie P ·
Wow! This is great! I will be sharing this with my children's school and our church's children's ministry team. Thank you for gathering this information.
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Sharon Smith ·
Hello, I am new to the group and I am helping my little girl who is 6 yrs old. Who has allergies to the following Eggs-Cow Milk- Soy-Wheat. does anybody have any suggestions about what bread she may have and where to find this! Thank You!! Sharon
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cheymom ·
Sharon! We are glad you found us!! You will find more suggestions for bread on our forums. I posted your question on our main support forum so you can find more suggestions. Here is a link to the post. Feel free to post and introduce yourself. http://community.kidswithfooda...eggs-milk-andamp-soy I believe EnerG makes bread free of your dd's allergens. I have heard good things about the tapioca bread & the rice bread. Melanie
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Jen ·
Welcome Sharon. . You might also like our food & cooking forum.
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SavaayMOM ·
May I post this guide on my blog or would you prefer I post the link? I want to spread the word about your organization as well as inform people directly because I have met so many people who seem to feel as if they have to reinvent the wheel of resources. Thank you for creating these lists.
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Kathy P ·
It's best to post a link back to the one here. That way the latest version will always be available. Thanks for wanting to share it!
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JWalker2 ·
I am a teacher and have NEVER thought about this until now. My 20 month old has severe egg allergies so researching allergy information has become my new habit. I have printed this list and will share it with his teachers and keep one for my own classroom.
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cheymom ·
Welcome JWalker2! We are glad you found us. This list is a great thing for teachers. I always share a copy with my son's teachers and I supply a copy for his 504 plan. Teachers are always amazed at the places where food can hide! Be sure and join us over on the Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers forum. http://community.kidswithfooda...oddlers_preschoolers
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SavaayMOM ·
This post and all the comments are one of the reasons that KFA has been voted as a TopRated Nonprofit. We are so fortunate for all that you provide and I endeavor to spread the word to help all families with food allergies. We are in this together. Already airlines have made changes since we flew to CA last summer - Delta was quite accommodating to let up pre-board and wipe down our seating area but United gave us a slight hassle until I spoke with a supervisor. It is heartening to learn...
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Re: Are Local Summer Programs Required to Accommodate My Child With Food Allergies?

LSK ·
thanks! this is VERY helpful!
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Re: Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies

LSK ·
Very helpful! There are some camps that I'm planning on sending this info.
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Re: Going to Summer Camp with Food Allergies

LSK ·
Thanks for posting these food allergy & summer camp resources! We're in the middle of doing summer camp planning, so this is very timely.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Camp TAG 2013 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Camp TAG (The Allergy Gang) is a 5-day, full-day camp for ages 4-12, July 29 - August 2, 2013. The camp will be held at Tall Pines Day Camp in Williamstown, NJ. It provides a safe place for children w ith food allergies (including eosinophilic disorders and asthma) and their siblings to have fun with no worries about having an allergic reaction, as well as give them an opportunity to meet other children who share the same conditions and know they are...
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Samuriah ·
Thank you for including the recipes. I can't wait to share this!
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cheymom ·
Hi samuriah! Welcome to KFA! We are glad you found us. Be sure and join us over on the Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers forum. You will find loads of advice & support. Here is the link: http://community.kidswithfooda...oddlers_preschoolers Are you looking for recipes? There are a bunch of recipes here: http://community.kidswithfooda...od-nutrition-recipes and here: http://www.kidswithfoodallergi...allergy_recipes.html Let us know if you are looking for anything specific!
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maureen123 ·
Wow, what a great list! I will add it to the paperwork I give out to teachers at our meeting before school starts. I have also found potting soil with lobster shells in it- who knew?
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Kate ·
Nice list. However, as a mom of a child with a soy allergy, the recipes should note that most margarines and "vegetable" oils today contain soy, which should be taken in to account if the child in question has a soy allergy.
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LSK ·
Thanks! This a super helpful resource for both personal use and to be able to hand out copies to schools.
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Victory for Food Allergy Community: Justice Department Sides with Kids in Discrimination Case

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In a huge victory for families with food allergies, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled that a theater program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ said the program discriminated when it refused to accommodate a 10-year-old boy with severe peanut and tree nut allergies. The program refused to have either a staff member or volunteer available at all times to give epinephrine in case of emergency. The DOJ also ruled the Massachusetts program retaliated when it...
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Maritza ·
Hurray!!!! This is fantastic news!! Way to fight for ADA righta!!! I'm auper pleased at the voice of the young advocate who stood up for her friend. All our Children with allergies would be so fortunate to have such a friend by their side. I'm also happy because this has set a precendence for all other discriminations of the same caliber. My DS has certain food contact and inhalation allergiea documented by doctors and a library refused to accomodate hin. We are waiting to hear from a...
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Summer Camp with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), hosted a free educational webinar on March 10, 2015 called Off to Camp with Food Allergies.        The webinar featured Michael...
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Potential Food Allergens in Preschool, School, Camp Crafts and Activities

Kids With Food Allergies ·
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, “Food used in lesson plans for math or science, crafts, and cooking classes may need to be substituted depending on the allergies of the students.” The guide below...
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New California Law: the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act Requires Food Allergy Training for All Food Handlers

KFA News Team ·
Governor Newsom has signed the Natalie Giorgi Sunshine Act. This bill was authored by Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (AD16 D-Orinda) and named in honor of Natalie Giorgi. Natalie passed away at age 13 due to a severe allergic reaction to undeclared peanut in a treat while at a summer camp in Sacramento. AB 1532 requires all food handlers to have a simple certification in safe food handling practices for major food allergens. This bill also would add “Organized Camps” to the definition of...
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