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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Proud to be me!" Congratulations to this little man who has won the final prize, a gift package from AllerMates.com. Thank you to everyone who participated in Faces of Food Allergies this year. It was a tremendous success and we received nearly 1000 photos of the cutest, brightest, spunkiest kids, who just happen to have food allergies. We also thank this year's event sponsors: Lucy's, AllerMates, and Applegate. The month of May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, so we will...
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Re: New Epinephrine Study Shows Alarming Results

Campbell ·
I was complacent. My 14 year old daughter was complacent. Eye-rolls and annoyed posture every time I asked if she had her epi-pen. She doesn't remember her reaction when she was 2.75 years old and there have been many, many expired epi-pens since. I used to say it was the best money I ever threw away. Until this year, I got annoyed. I was certain I had sent in an epi-pen in the fall for school. The nurse sent an email to all delinquent parents of food allergic kids. "Your child's epi-pen is...
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Re: Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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Early-Intervention Leads to a High Rate of Peanut Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) Success

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Low doses of peanut early in life may lead to long-term allergy control   (Press Release)   Houston, TX – An early-intervention oral immunotherapy (EI-OIT) trial for peanut allergy shows promising results and could represent a new,...
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Egg Allergy Alert - Lotte Waffles

KFA News Team ·
Allergy Alert On Undelcared Eggs In Lotte Waffles   Contact: Consumer: 1-213-688-8806   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 9, 2014 - LOTTE Confectionery Co., Ltd. (manufacturer), 21-5ka, Yangpyung-dong, Youngdeunpo-gu, Seoul, Korea, is...
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Experts Consider Changes to Infant Feeding Guidelines to Prevent Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Have your say in the future of food allergy recommendations! The National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking public comment on changes to guidelines for the diagnosis and management of food allergy. Federal health officials want to know what you think about three recommendations regarding the early introduction of peanuts to babies: High-risk infants begin eating peanut-containing food as early as 4-6 months. Infants are considered at risk if they have severe...
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FDA Extends Expiration Dates of Certain Lots of EpiPens®

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took additional action to mitigate shortages of EpiPen (epinephrine) auto-injector by extending the expiration date of specific lots of 0.3 milligram products marketed by Mylan by four months beyond the labeled expiration date.
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Peanut Allergy Warning: Flour Across the U.S. May Have Traces of Peanuts

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The FDA said it is looking into the origin and extent of what it called "low levels" of peanut residue in the flour.
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AllergyEats Releases 2016 Top 10 List of Allergy-Friendly Restaurants

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earlier this month, AllergyEats announced its annual top 10 list of the most allergy-friendly restaurant chains. Diners rating restaurants on AllergyEats gave a thumbs up to Rainforest Café for the first time ever. The list is divided by large and small chains. Rainforest Café is number one on the list of small restaurant chains. The ratings are based solely on a restaurant's ability to accommodate food allergies. The website and mobile app is run by Paul Antico, a father of children with...
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Live Q&A: Dining Out With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Dining Out With Food Allergies - Ask The Experts Register to submit your questions and then join our live discussion on eating out with food allergies. Our expert panel will answer your questions, share tips and personal stories, and...
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Australia Tennis Match Interrupted by Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
Tennis fans interrupted the Australian Open to save a woman from a severe allergic reaction. Someone in the crowd tossed epinephrine – the first treatment used for anaphylaxis, or a severe allergic reaction – from an upper deck to rush it to her aid. In the U.S., laws to allow access to stock epinephrine in public places, like sports stadiums, are beginning to take shape. New Jersey passed such a law earlier this month. Is your state considering a similar law? Check and take...
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Celebrate Pi(e) Day with #Pi4All Allergy-Friendly Pie Photo Contest

Kids With Food Allergies ·
So Delicious® Offering  #Pi4All Photo Contest to Raise Funds, Awareness for Kids With Food Allergies So Delicious® Dairy Free is launching a fun way for you to celebrate this historic Pi Day, raise money and awareness for Kids With Food...
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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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Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States (2014)

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit the www.auvi-q.com website for details...
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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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Dairy-Free Cheesecake Pops and Other Allergy-Friendly Recipes

KFA Food Bloggers ·
New and Improved Allergy-Friendly Recipes   Each month, thousands of families with food allergies make use of KFA’s Safe Eats ™ recipes . The recipe collection on our website is sponsored by So Delicious ® Dairy Free....
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DBV Announces Phase III Trial Results for Viaskin Peanut

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies Announces Publication of Detailed Phase III Trial Results Evaluating Viaskin Peanut as a Novel Treatment for Peanut Allergy in The Journal of the American Medical Association
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FREE Webinar: Money Saving Ideas for Families with Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
FREE Webinar: Money saving ideas for families with food allergiesMany families managing diets for food allergies have to juggle the cost of allergen-friendly food, medical nutritional formulas, rising costs of health insurance, prescriptions and...
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Glass Mosaic Created for KFA, AAFA to Be Unveiled at May 30 Celebration

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) became part of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) two years ago, its leadership knew that someday they would want something unique created to signify the uplifting spirit and philosophy of KFA...
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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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How Is Your Child's Gut Bacteria Linked to Food Allergies and Asthma?

KFA News Team ·
What is the link between the organisms in an infant’s gut and asthma and allergies? A community of bacteria and other small organisms is a "microbiome". The gut microbiome is different in children with food allergies, asthma and eczema.
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How to "Savor the Flavor" With Food Allergies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
By Amanda Liptak, RD, LDN March is National Nutrition® Month 2016. This year's theme is " Savor the Flavor of Eating Right! " For those of us avoiding the top 8 food allergens, it’s a time to focus on the importance of a balanced daily diet for the entire family. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics tells us to take time to eat wholesome foods, eat mindfully and enjoy the pleasures that food brings to our lives. And yes, it i s possible for families with food allergies to get excited about...
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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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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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Study: Food Provided by Non-Parent Caregivers Account for Half of Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
USA TODAY: Even known food allergens dangerous for kids A recent study led by National Jewish Health in Denver looked at 3 to 15 month-old children with milk, egg or peanut allergy and found:About 70% had at least one reaction and greater than...
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Food Allergies May Affect Children's Growth

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergies May Affect Children’s Growth SAN ANTONIO, TX – When it comes to food allergies, the current treatment is strict dietary avoidance of the foods that trigger a reaction. After comparing a sample of food allergic...
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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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Got Kids With Food Allergies? Tips for Babysitters, Parties, Playdates

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CELEBRATE NATIONAL ASTHMA & ALLERGY MONTH: JOIN US FOR A FREE WEBINAR! Parties, Playdates and Babysitters - Oh, My! Tips for Drop Off Parties, Playdates, and Using Babysitters and Caregivers In recognition of national Asthma and Allergy month, we are hosting a free online webinar (meeting) to help educate and spread awareness about how to care for a child with food allergies. Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano and Dr. Michael Pistiner will talk about safe transitions for children with food...
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Free Webinar: Food Allergies and Risk Factors for Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP : Reserve your spot now! WHEN : Wednesday, May 31, 2017 TIME : 12 PM – 1 PM ET WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device To wrap up food allergy awareness month, join Kids With Food Allergies for an important webinar about severe allergic reactions. Sometimes allergy symptoms are mild. Other times, symptoms can be severe and result in a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Anaphylaxis is an allergic emergency that can cause serious, potentially...
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Survey Shows Gaps in Primary Care Doctors’ Allergy Knowledge

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Two studies published in 2015 have shown gaps in physicians’ knowledge about allergies. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) published a study in January 2015 . It found large differences in knowledge and attitudes about...
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Tech Is a Good Prescription for People with Asthma and Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Online Patient Education and Engagement Platforms Help the Asthma and Allergy Foundation Address Old Problems with Modern Tools WASHINGTON , Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has recently launched a twin set of online education and engagement platforms that are new weapons in the fight against old foes – asthma and allergies. And it's aimed right where patients and families spend their time seeking information and...
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The Allergic March: Can We Stop It?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The natural history of allergic diseases is referred to as the “atopic march” or the “allergic march.” Allergic diseases can have a big negative impact on a person’s quality of life and can be serious and even life-threatening. So, is there anything we can do to stop the march from progressing?
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The Egg-Free Vegan Meringue Recipe That Will Shock You

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Kids With Food Allergies introduces 2nd Generation Allergy Mom, AKA Eileen Rhoadarmer, who writes about her own and her children’s food allergies from her home in Colorado. Eileen’s blog about vegan meringue recently lit up our Food and...
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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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Tips for Healthier, Allergy-Friendly Eating On the Go

KFA Food Bloggers ·
“Savor The Flavor Of Eating Right” is the theme for National Nutrition® Month 2016 . The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics uses March to promote healthier eating, both at home and away from home. Here are some tips for nutritious meals and snacks when you travel with children with food allergies. Plan Ahead to Make Travel More Tolerable and Less Worrisome You probably look forward to getting away from the daily grind just as much as your children. But all parents dread hearing “Are we there...
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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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Treatment for Milk Allergy Shows Positive Results in Clinical Trial

Kids With Food Allergies ·
DBV Technologies today announced preliminary results from Part B, or Phase II, of a Phase I/II study evaluating the efficacy and safety of three dose regimens of Viaskin Milk (150 µg, 300 µg, 500 µg) in 198 patients for the treatment of IgE-mediated cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA). The MILES (Milk Efficacy and Safety) study was designed to determine a safe and effective dose in two age groups.
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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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What a Difference 50 Years Can Make: Managing Food Allergies in the 1960s vs. Now

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA member JoanMarie has had food allergies her entire life. She grew up in the 1960s when people didn’t have many safe food options, allergy-friendly recipes and epinephrine auto-injectors. In her story, she shares her experience to help us see how far food allergy management has come since then.
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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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Peanut Allergy Patch Study Misses Its Main Goal in Third Phase

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies is sharing this press release from DBV Technologies to bring you the latest research news quickly. [Press Release] DBV Technologies Announces Topline Results of Phase III Clinical Trial in Peanut Allergic Patients Four to 11 Years of Age DBV Technologies (Euronext: DBV – ISIN: FR0010417345 - Nasdaq Stock Market: DBVT) today announced topline results from the PEPITES (Peanut EPIT Efficacy and Safety) Phase III trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Viaskin Peanut...
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Peanut Patch Shows Positive Results During Clinical Trial

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced positive topline results of the three-year, open-label extension of the Phase III PEPITES trial (PEOPLE) evaluating the long-term efficacy and safety of investigational Viaskin® Peanut in peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years. The results demonstrate long-term clinical benefit as shown by an increase in eliciting dose (ED), which may decrease the chance of reacting to an accidental peanut exposure.
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Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Prolonged Avoidance of Peanuts after Peanut Oral Immunotherapy May Reverse Its Effects SAN DIEGO, CA Research presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academyof Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) continues to provide insight into the questions thatsurround possible food allergy treatments being investigated. In particular, one study suggested that prolonged avoidance of peanuts following peanut oral immunotherapy may reverse theeffects achieved...
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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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Infant Fed Only Almond Milk Develops Scurvy from Lack of Nutrients

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent report shows the dangers of feeding infants alternative milks instead of breast milk or formula. Doctors diagnosed an 11-month-old infant with scurvy, according to a report in Medical Daily . The baby boy was breastfed for two months. He developed a skin condition due to suspected milk allergy and his diet was changed to just almond milk. The almond milk caused a lack of nutrition, including vitamin C. The baby had bone fractures and was immobile. Doctors diagnosed him with scurvy.
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Ways to Prevent Food Allergy Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Children can react to an allergen (food protein) by eating a food they’re allergic to. They can also react by touching something that has traces of that food on it, such as peanut butter residue. Usually this will result in a local reaction like hives. But there are steps you can take to prevent food allergy reactions.
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Is Your Child the Face of Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You can raise awareness by adding your child's photo to our seventh annual Faces of Food Allergies photo album. If your child is one of the millions of children with a food allergy, upload their picture to our photo-sharing campaign. Their face will become part of our featured slideshow! You will also be entered to win an allergy-friendly gift pack from Enjoy Life Foods.
 
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