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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

normalmommy ·
Campbells and Gerber do not list food allergens that are in the 8 major allergens category. How is this legal?
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

Lynda ·
Are you referring to products that "may contain" traces of the top 8 food allergens due to shared equipment issues? The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) that went into effect in 2006 does not require manufacturers to list common allergenic ingredients resulting from shared equipment and cross contamination issues. It still remains the responsibility of consumers to read labels carefully and call manufacturers to be sure that each food is safe for their unique...
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
This is why I love General Mills and some other companies that tell me they always label for may contains.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Lelliott10 ·
Is there a way to delete a picture I posted?
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Starkled ·
Lelliott10--I can take care of that for you. I'll send you a message.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies: Food Allergy Awareness Week May 14-18 2012

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Amy Recob, author of The Bugabees, has a new children's book that is also going to be one of this week's prizes as well!
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels Are Voluntary

lucie ·
that makles me mad because i will travel to Miami from Montreal this summer and we buy our food and will not know about the may contain... plus my son has allergies to sesame.. and it is not labeled if I read this carefully. In Canada, sesame is always labeled....
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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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Antihistamines Will Not Stop Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. You cannot rely on antihistamines like Benadryl to treat anaphylaxis. The first line of treatment for severe allergic reaction is epinephrine. Epinephrine is safe and comes in an easy-to-use device called an...
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Celebrate Your Favorite Allergy-Friendly Cooks on Mother's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Moms, grandmas and aunts all love making their favorite kids, who just happen to have food allergies, safe meals and treats. Show them how much that means with the perfect gift on Mother’s Day, which is also the first day of Food Allergy Awareness Week.
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Click Here to Spread Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week begins on Sunday, May 13. Parents of kids with food allergies are keenly aware of food allergies every day! All through the month of May, we will focus on educating others about the challenges of managing food allergies and why we ask for the accommodations we do.
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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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Conversation Starters to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know one in 13 kids has a food allergy? And the number keeps growing. But many people still don’t understand food allergies. The best way to support families who manage this disease is by helping everyone understand it better. Help us raise awareness about this disease with a Food Allergy Warrior T-shirt and a #KEEPITTEAL bracelet. These are a great way to start conversations with others about food allergies. Check out these products and more on our online store. Thanks to your...
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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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Help Others See Beyond Food Allergies During National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Each May since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This month is dedicated to teaching others about asthma and allergies to create more awareness and understanding. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. May 12-18, 2019, is also Food Allergy Awareness Week. During this week, we focus on spreading information about what it’s like to manage food allergies and raise awareness about anaphylaxis,
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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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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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15 Easy Ways to Get Involved for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May 11-17 is Food Allergy Awareness Week. Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in educating others about the prevalence and seriousness of food allergies and anaphylaxis and related allergic...
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15 Ways to Get Involved for Food Allergy Awareness Month / Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is national Asthma and Allergy awareness month, and the week of May 12-18 is dedicated to raising awareness about food allergies. Join Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in educating others about...
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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 Images to Share for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Awareness Week is here! May 12-18, we focus on spreading information about what it’s like to manage food allergies and prevent and treat anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. To help you spread awareness about food allergies, we've created the following graphics for you to share.
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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 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: Food Allergy Symptoms Can Be Life-Threatening

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What is a food allergy? A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing symptoms. This is an allergic reaction. Foods that cause allergic reactions are allergens.
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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 Awareness: Risk Factors for Severity of Allergic Reactions to Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?  The severity of allergic reactions to foods is due to many factors and is variable.  The severity of a reaction cannot be accurately predicted by the degree of severity of past reactions, nor by the level of blood levels for...
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Food Allergy Awareness Week - 7 Tweets to Raise Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. We hope you will join us in our efforts to raise awareness about the rise in food allergies . One in every 13 children in the United States has a food allergy. Around 15 million people in the U.S. have a food allergy. Here are some quick awareness messages and food allergy facts you can Tweet to spread awareness for #FoodAllergyAwarenessWeek: A food allergy = body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts against it. Symptoms can be...
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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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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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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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Time Is Running Out to Get Your Gear for Food Allergy Awareness Month

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week are coming soon! This is a great chance to help others better understand food allergies. One of the best ways to do that is to talk with those you see every day. Shop our online store for conversation starters like T-shirts, teal bracelets and medicine bags in various sizes.
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Upload a Photo and Enter a Chance to Win a “Healthier Home” Package!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Have you entered our More Than Food Allergies photo sharing contest yet? It’s a great way to raise awareness and have a chance to win a “healthier home” package. Show us how your child is #morethanfoodallergies. Take a picture showing how your child overcomes food allergy barriers and lives a full life. Upload it to our online community to enter. Three winners will be selected this week from all eligible photo entries.
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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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Ways to Share What It Is Like to Live With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For children with food allergies, and everyone who cares for them, food allergy awareness is every day, all day long. It affects every aspect of our lives. Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 8 - 14, 2016. This week is dedicated to spreading awareness to help others understand what it is like to manage food allergies. Share our video about what we want others to understand about living with food allergies. Share our collection of 22 Things We Want You to Understand . More Awareness Images To...
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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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