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College Move-In Day: What Do You Wish You'd Known?

Kathy P ·
What do you wish you'd known that would have helped your college student with food allergies and/or asthma before you got to campus on move-in day?
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Re: Sarah

Stoltman6 ·
She does not let anything slow her down. She is a straight A student, does both squad and competition cheer, and very active in both local and international mission work. She is just very aware of what she touches and what touches her (last anaphylactic episode was from touching a cup that someone else had touched). She carries her EpiPens in her school bag, another set in her cheer bag, and her cheer coach carries a set. I work with the coaches on food during travel (they had to remove...
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Re: Lorelei First Grade

Lorelei's mom ·
She loves first grade! She is a happy student who is becoming more aware of managing her allergy and how to keep herself safe, by gaining confidence in telling others about her allergy.
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Do Peanut-Free Schools Reduce the Risk of Severe Reactions?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. David Stukus, pediatric asthma and allergy specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Medical Scientific Council, recently wrote an editorial on the findings of the study, Impact of school peanut-free policies on epinephrine administration. This is a summary of his article. Read his full editorial for more information.
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Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac disease and other...
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DOJ Settlement Could Mean College Students With Food Allergies May Have Safer Food Options

Kids With Food Allergies ·
College students with food allergies now have an easier way to find safe meal choices. This is thanks to a recent agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
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New Epinephrine Law in VA Saves Teen's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation supports legislation that would provide undesignated epinephrine in schools to help staff treat any student (including those suffering a reaction for the first time) suffering a severe allergic reaction."A Prince...
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Florida School Creates Policies to Accommodate Students With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, Florida, has worked hard to create an environment where children with food allergies can feel safe. In fact, many families send their child to this private school because of their commitment food allergy policies.
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Answers to Your Questions about Section 504 Plans (Free Webinar 8/26)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar Presented by Kids With Food Allergies (KFA): Your Questions About Section 504 Plans   RSVP:  Register Now! WHEN: August 26, 2014 at 1 pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific WHERE: Your computer, iPhone or Android device   The legal...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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San Jose Dad Lobbies to Require Schools to Stock Allergy-Attack Medication

Kids With Food Allergies ·
San Jose Dad Lobbies to Require Schools to Stock EpinephrineMany thanks to San Jose, CA dad Brian Hom for lobbying for passage of a law to require public schools to keep on hand and administer injectable epinephrine medication to any student suffering...
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College Student with Food Allergies Relies on Friends to Help Keep Herself Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How is Valentine's Day different when you are diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 19? Kylee Christensen is 21 and is a college junior studying criminal justice in Illinois. At 19, she had a severe allergic reaction and was diagnosed allergic to multiple foods. Kids With Food Allergies and Kylee recently chatted online about how she manages romance, food allergies and college friendships while away at school. We spotted Kylee when she posted a picture of an "emergency box" she keeps in...
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College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine   year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth...
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College Students With Food Allergies Find Big Challenges in Staying Safe

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found most colleges don’t have integrated systems in place to support food-allergic students.
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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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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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AAFA Releases List of States That Shine in Allergy, Asthma Management for Schools

KFA News Team ·
All children learn best in a safe, healthy school setting. It is even more important for children with conditions like asthma and food allergies.   Asthma is a leading cause of missed time from school. And students at risk for severe allergic...
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About Section 504 Plans for Students with Food Allergy (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. This webinar was presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America...
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Food Allergy Awareness in Tennessee Goes Beyond Teal Pumpkins

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Most families coping with food allergies know that a teal pumpkin signals a safer Halloween . Kids with food allergies can celebrate Halloween with crafts, parties and more. But did you also know that the support group that launched the craze...
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Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP (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 January 14, 2014 featuring guest speaker Laurel Francoeur, Esq,  co-founder of Greenlaurel Solutions,...
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Fourth Grade Student Collects Allergy-Friendly Food for Children in Oklahoma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies gives a big thank you to Cassie Hagler, a fourth grade New Jersey student who answered our call for allergy-friendly food donations for those affected by the Oklahoma tornadoes. Cassie, who has food allergies herself,...
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Mylan Kicks Off Second Year of Providing Free EpiPen® (Epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to U.S. Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty...
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Free Food Allergy Event in Germantown, MD on Saturday, May 30, 2015

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In 2005, Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) was created with a mission to help make a safe and healthy future for children with food allergies! Today, as a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), KFA’s passion, focus and...
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Free Online Food Allergy Training for School Staff Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AllergyHome.org Releases a Free Online Food Allergy Training Module for School Staff Nation-WideAllergyHome.org releases a free 30 minute food allergy training module consistent with food allergy guidance documents to help school nurses and health...
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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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The 411 on 504 Plans: Working With Your School for Food Allergy Accommodations

Kids With Food Allergies ·
All parents feel some worry when they send their child off to school for the first time, or to a new school. Will my child like her school and teacher? Will he get on the right school bus? Will it be a positive environment? As a parent of a child with food allergies, you also worry about your child’s health needs and safety. What will he eat? How will she be able to safely take part safely in school activities? What if he has an allergic reaction at school? And much more.
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The Tools You Need to Send Your Child With Food Allergies Back to School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is drawing to a close and it’s back-to-school time once again. That means it’s time to make sure you have everything you need to keep your child with food allergies safe at school. Along with supplies, books, lunchboxes, uniforms and anything else you might need, make sure you check out these school resources from Kids With Food Allergies (KFA).
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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 Easter with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Easter is a season of joy and celebration. Decorated eggs, chocolate bunnies and other candies can all be unsafe for someone with food allergies. There are many non-food alternatives for celebrating Easter, whether at home or at school.
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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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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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Two Nevada Students Saved by Epinephrine Supply at School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Wonderful news from the great state of Nevada: Two students' lives have been saved thanks to their state stock epinephrine law, including one on Feb 12th, when "an 8th-grade student complained of an inability to swallow, difficulty breathi ng, and a...
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Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A high school student from Freedom High School was assessed and treated for anaphylaxis by the school's nurse.  Virginia recently passed a law that allows schools to have emergency epinephrine on stock at the school, allowing schools to save the...
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Virginia EpiPen Law May Save Kids With Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
EpiPen Law May Save Kids with Allergies The new law will require Virginia schools to carry epinephrine auto-injectors in case a child has a severe allergic reaction. The new legislation is intended to ensure that children without an EpiPen...
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Webinar: Are Your Schools Safe? School Policies on Food Allergy, Asthma and Allergies

Lynda ·
Join AAFA Vice President of Policy and Programs, Charlotte Collins, J.D., and KFA Medical Advisory Team Chair Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, to learn more about your state's requirements for issues affecting those with asthma, food allergy and...
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What a Middle Schooler Wants You to Know About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Nevada, an active seventh grader, who tells both younger students and adults about living a full life with food allergies. She participates in archery, track, and chorus and she is an excellent student in her Kentucky school. She’s active...
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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's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dear Advocates, Thank you to all who took action to support epinephrine stocking in Pennsylvania schools! The bill HB 803, which allows schools to keep a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies, has been approved by...
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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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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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Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Launches iPhone App

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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KFA Celebrates 10 Years, Reveals Special Mosaic Dedicated to Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday, May 30, with a concert by “Food Allergies Rock!” musician Kyle Dine and the unveiling of a specially commissioned glass tile mosaic to honor children with food...
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Rep. Thomas Murt to Receive Recognition at Mall Walk and Expo in Philadelphia #foodallergy

Lynda ·
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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Kindergarten Teacher Turns Food Allergies Into a Teachable Moment

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Like many schools, Woodland Hills Private School has several students with food allergies, especially nut allergies. And like many schools, they have a strict no-nut policy. But even with the no-nut policy, the Woodland Hills, California school found that they needed more parent and student education to prevent food with nuts from coming into the school accidentally. That’s when kindergarten teacher Marjorie Natal had the idea to create a lesson using word sorting to help her students better...
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Lehigh University Introduces Allergen-Free Station at Dining Hall

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, has created an allergen-free station to serve students foods free of the top 8 allergens. Staff working at the new Simple Servings location are specially trained on cross-contamination and how to read...
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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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Tips to Safely Celebrate Thanksgiving with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CELEBRATING AT HOME Thanksgiving is an important time to connect with friends and family and to reflect on all you have to be thankful for. You will need to plan in advance to ensure everyone is safe since the holiday itself centers on the traditional...
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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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Miss Delaware Brings Food Allergy and Asthma Awareness to Miss America Pageant

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A few years ago, Delaware passed a law requiring schools to keep epinephrine auto-injectors available. Amanda Debus, winner of the 2016 Miss Delaware pageant, was part of the driving force that helped get that law passed. Why was this stock epinephrine law for schools so important to Amanda? For the same reason that she has made allergy awareness her personal platform as Miss Delaware. Amanda knows firsthand that a severe allergic reaction to food can happen at any time - even if you have...
 
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