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4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt

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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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Raise Awareness, Understanding and Support for People Living with Asthma and Allergic Diseases

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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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Food Allergy Awareness: Routine Food Allergy Testing

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Did you know? There is not enough evidence to recommend routine food allergy testing before introducing highly allergenic foods (such as milk, egg, and peanut) to children who are at a high risk of reacting to these foods. Children at high risk are...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Outgrowing Food Allergies

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Did you know?Most children eventually outgrow milk, egg, soy, and wheat allergy. Fewer children outgrow peanut and tree nut allergy. Outgrowing a childhood allergy may occur as late as the teenage years. Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
During Food Allergy Awareness Week, KFA will be sharing food allergy facts on our blog as well as on our Facebook page. Help us spread awareness and food allergy education! (Use our social media share buttons to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,...
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Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

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What does a child with food allergies look like?   Well, consider this: what does your child's classroom look like? One in thirteen children has a food allergy. That's an average of two children per classroom.   Take a look at our sixth...
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Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

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Two years ago when Becky Basalone and her two young sons first painted a pumpkin teal, she had no idea where that little pumpkin would lead. Becky had recently started FACET (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee), an AAFA-affiliated support group....
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Modern Family Star, Julie Bowen, Talks About Anaphylaxis

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Family Circle shares a Q&A with actress Julie Bowen who recently has been spreading awareness about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction. Julie Bowen's son is allergic to peanuts, walnuts and bees, and has partnered with Mylan Specialty to raise awareness through the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative. "As my son gets older, I cant be with him all the time, protecting him. So, I need to know that when I cant be with him, the people...
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My First Day of School with Food Allergies

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My First Day of School with Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Event: At the end of each day this week, we will select a random winner to receive a gift package from our event sponsor, Applegate. To participate, you must login or register for our online...
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Watch the Asthma and Allergy Foundation on Lifetime Television™ in May

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Many families with food allergies also struggle with asthma and environmental allergies. This month, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the parent organization of Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), is pleased to bring you information...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Before Leaving Emergency Care

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Before leaving emergency medical care, your healthcare professional should provide the following:An epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for two doses and training on how to use the auto-injector A follow-up appointment or...
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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Launches iPhone App

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Got Food Allergies? Want to stay connected? There's an app for that available on the iPhone from Kids With Food Allergies! Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Launches iPhone AppNation’s Largest Online Support Community App Is Like Having...
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Jo Frost Talks About Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies

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Jo Frost, also known as Supernanny, shared her insights with us about living with food allergies herself and tips for parents raising children with food allergies.   Childcare expert and child advocate Jo Frost, also known to many of her...
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Rep. Thomas Murt to Receive Recognition at Mall Walk and Expo in Philadelphia #foodallergy

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News Flash! There’s still time to register for the 4th Annual Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Strides for Safe Kids® Mall Walk and Expo! More Info and Free Registration We are also pleased to announce that...
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Kids With Food Allergies Partners with The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television

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Kids With Food Allergies Partners with The Balancing Act® on Lifetime® Television to Bring About New “HELP for Children with Food Allergies” Programming New series on The Balancing Act to raise awareness, provide education and...
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10 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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#1in13 US Children Has a Food Allergy - Including Mine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids with food allergies need to be careful about what they eat and touch. Foods that seem “safe” can have hidden allergens and cause a reaction. With careful planning, a parent can make sure their child has safe food to eat. They also...
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2014 Faces of Food Allergies Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May 11 - 17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week The Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) fourth annual Faces of Food Allergies campaign is now officially open! Join our photo-sharing event to show that children with food allergies can live full and happy lives...
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22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food allergies are the rise in the United States and no one knows the reasons why. Food allergies are often misunderstood by the public and used as punchlines in jokes. But food allergies are no laughing matter.   A food allergy occurs when the...
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5 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 11-17), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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A Child With Food Allergies Must Be Food Allergy Aware Every Single Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
While May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week, a child with food allergies must be food allergy aware every single day. During this week dedicated to raising awareness of food allergies, please help us continue to change lives. Thanks to your support...
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A Growing Food Allergy Epidemic: One in 13 U.S. Children Has a Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food allergies are on the rise, but no one knows why. The percentage of children with a food allergy has increased by about 50% between 1997 and 2011. One in 13 U.S. children now has a food allergy. Around 15 million people in the United States have a...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?Anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction, can occur as:A single reaction that occurs immediately after exposure to the allergenic food and gets better with or without treatment within the first minutes to hours. Symptoms do not recur...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Avoidance is Safest

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Not eating the allergenic food is currently the safest way to manage food allergy and prevent symptoms. Your healthcare professional should work with you to decide whether certain related foods also should be avoided. Source: NIH...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? The U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 requires food labels (on foods regulated by the FDA) to list which of the eight major food allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and crustacean...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Cooked vs Raw Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Most food allergens cause reactions even after they have been cooked or digested. Some allergens, most often from fruits and vegetables, cause allergic reactions only when eaten raw. Food oils, such as soy, corn, peanut, and sesame, may...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Disease Statistics

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Food allergy affects 5% of children under the age of 5 and 4% of children aged 5 to 17 years and adults in the United States. Prevalence rates in the United States: • Peanut: 0.6% • Tree nuts: 0.4–0.5% •...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Common Related Diseases/Conditions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? If someone has food allergy, he or she is more likely to have asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), or exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in...
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How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Take and share our " How Allergy and Asthma Smart Are You? " quiz! It is a quick way to find out how much you know about food allergy, anaphylaxis, asthma and other allergic diseases. You'll be entered to win a $100 Amazon.com gift card and earn bonus...
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Have You Heard of Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Also Known as EoE?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know there are different types of allergic reactions to foods ?    Two Categories of Food Allergies Immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated . Symptoms result from the body’s immune system making antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE)...
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Food Allergy Awareness: About Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Epinephrine should be given immediately to treat anaphylaxis. Delays in giving epinephrine to patients can result in rapid decline and death within 30 to 60 minutes. Epinephrine acts immediately, but it may be necessary to give repeat...
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Food Allergies and Your Child – What Now?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pompano Beach, FL. October 8, 2014 –  Getting a diagnosis that your child has a food allergy is life changing – for you, your child and your entire family. Allergic reactions to food can be serious and life-threatening. Did you...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Asthma:  Asthma and food allergy often coexist in children and adults. Food allergy is associated with severe asthma.  Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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Food Allergy Awareness: 50-90% of Presumed Food Allergies Are Not Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Confirmation of food allergy diagnosis is important.  Parent and patient reports of food allergy must be confirmed by a workup from a healthcare professional because multiple studies show that 50-90% of presumed food allergies are...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  Both unintentional and intentional exposures to food allergens can be life-threatening.  However, there is no evidence that unintentional or intentional exposures to food allergens alter the natural history of food...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Food Allergy and Eczema

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  Conditions that coexist with food allergy  - Eczema:  Eczema and food allergy can occur together. When tolerance develops to a food, the reintroduction of that food in the diet will not result in recurrence or worsening...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Oral Food Challenges Diagnose Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  The experts recommend using oral food challenges under physician supervision for diagnosing food allergy.  The double-blind, placebo-controlled food challenge is the “gold standard.”  However, a...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Risk Factors for Developing Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  Family history of allergic diseases and the presence of eczema are risk factors for the development of both sensitization to food and confirmed food allergy.  Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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Food Allergy Nonprofit Featured on The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, was featured on The Balancing Act ® airing on Lifetime Television ® . The first episode in a series dedicated to spreading food allergies awareness...
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Love a Child with Food Allergies? Honor Them for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Zofina, allergic to milk. Photo submitted by KFA member kortni for Faces of Food Allergies 2015.   Honor Your Child or Grandchild A child with food allergies must be food allergy aware every single day. During this week dedicated to raising...
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Congress Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Recognize Awareness Month

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! To recognize the importance of spreading awareness, the co-chairs of the Congressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus have introduced a bipartisan resolution to officially recognize May as Awareness...
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Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Michelle O’Riordan’s daughter Ciara, a fifth-grade student at Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, Georgia, asked her school principal to meet with her to discuss food allergy issues and the need for more awareness, she had...
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Where in the World is My Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join KFA’s Campaign #WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine to Show You Are Always Prepared for Anaphylaxis Everywhere You Go     Families need to take all symptoms of an allergic reaction seriously because both mild and severe symptoms can...
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Why Food Allergy Awareness Is Important and 3 Things You Can Do to Spread It

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies introduces you to Tiffany Rogers of  Allergy Cookie , where she shares top-8 free cookie ideas and thoughts about parenting with food allergies. She is the mom of a child with multiple severe food allergies, wife of a...
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Faces of Food Allergies

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Food Allergy Awareness 2014

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Food Allergy Awareness 2014
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