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New Allergy-Friendly Snack Bars and Cereal from Enjoy Life Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This week, Enjoy Life Foods has made two big announcements.   The first is that due to popular demand, they are bringing back Perky's Crunchy Rice cereal (originally called Nutty Rice).  It is gluten-free, free of the top 8 allergens (milk,...
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New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly, Kid-Approved Cereals

KFA Food Bloggers ·
An Australian company with eight different types of kid-friendly, "free-from" cereals recently arrived in America.   Freedom Foods  began 20 years ago Down Under. They operate a state-of-the-art factory, making a variety of rice, corn,...
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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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Re: New Vegan Dairy-Free Bleu Cheese Salad Dressing

knmtwins ·
I never can find this in a store. I love their Veganaise with the purple top. I so missed BLTs and chicken salad. With Veganaise, tofu and xantham gum, I can even make crab cakes like my MIL (lots of bread crumbs) but it holds together.
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KFA Blog Named One of Best Allergy Blogs of 2018

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We are proud to announce that the Kids With Food Allergies’ blog has once again been named one of the best allergy blogs of 2018 by Healthline! Healthline is a health site with information on many different health topics. Every year since 2012, our blog has received this honor.
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Your Food Allergy Checklist for January

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you making a to-do list for the new year? Add some of these tasks to your to-do list to help you as your manage your child’s food allergies.
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Milk Allergy Alert - Perdue Foods Refrigerated Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets

KFA Food Alerts ·
Perdue Foods, LLC Recalls Refrigerated Fun Shapes Chicken Breast Nuggets Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class I Recall Release: 008-2019 Health Risk: High Date: Jan 28, 2019 Congressional and Public Affairs Mitch Adams (202) 720-9113 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2019 – Perdue Foods, LLC, a Bridgewater, Va. establishment, is recalling approximately 16,011 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken nugget products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S.
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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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Will You #KeepItTeal This Halloween?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal pumpkins have become the symbol of food allergy awareness at Halloween. When you see a teal pumpkin, it means that non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies or other dietary restrictions. This makes Halloween safer and more inclusive for kids. Follow these steps to get involved and spread food allergy awareness this Halloween.
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

RW ·
What are some other ways people deal with Halloween? I don't think this teal thing should stop by any means, but I am having a hard time seeing it as a widely accepted solution. I have a peanut/treenut allergic kid and I have very mixed emotions... On the one hand, I like the added awareness, but on the other hand... I think this might be expecting too much . In our town, some neighborhoods get hundreds of kids and per item non-food stuff can get expensive. Plus, I really don't want my...
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Most Snyder's Pretzels Now Made in Peanut-Free Facility

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Snyder’s of Hanover® said it has moved most of its pretzel-making to a facility free of peanuts. The company's pretzel line previously carried cross-contact warnings for peanut. Now, any snack made in the peanut-free plant will show a peanut-free symbol. Some varieties already show the new allergen information and are on sale now: Pretzel Minis Pretzel Sticks Pretzel Snaps Pretzel Rods Remaining products with updated graphics will be on store shelves by the end of the year. The company will...
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New Food Find: Peanut-Free SunButter Single Cups

KFA Food Bloggers ·
This portable #NewFoodFind will be handy for peanut-free and nut-free school lunches.   SunButter is making single cups of SunButter Creamy sunflower seed spread. The cups come packaged together in a canister.   SunButter On the Go Single...
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New Food Find: Peanut-Free and Soy-Free SunButter

KFA Food Bloggers ·
This #NewFoodFind is exciting for those allergic to soy. In January 2016, SunButter® LLC began dry roasting their sunflower kernels on new top of the line roasting equipment. SunButter Sunflower Butter will now be produced in one continuous process from field to table. This will ensure a finished product that is free from all of the top 8 food allergens. SunButter produced on the new equipment will arrive on store shelves in the spring of 2016. The packages will carry a 'Now Soy Free'...
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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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Organic, Allergy-Friendly, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
HomeFree is now offering a single-serve pack of their gluten-free Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies.  They are also peanut-free, tree nut-free, egg-free and dairy-free.   Ingredients  Allergen information from HomeFree: "Made on shared lines...
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Re: New Food Find: All Natural Food Colors and Dyes

Kids With Food Allergies ·
India Tree Natural Food Colors India Tree offers plant-based food coloring with no synthetic dyes or corn syrup. They are manufactured in a facility that is free of tree nuts and peanuts and do not use gluten. Although they cannot promise that all items are free of allergens, they do participate in an Allergen Control Program to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Some of their products are vegan and non-GMO. Their website contains a recipe for Easter egg dying which produces soft,...
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

aboreem1969 ·
my son has milk allergy and I find it very difficult to think now about joining kindergarten. The problem is that allergy is very high -even the around smell of cheese can cause big allergy. I am living in Kuwait and awareness in schools is still low. Is there new promising ways to treat? Thanks
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
Hi aboreem1969 - it is definitely scary to send them off to school. It sounds like your son reacts to airborne proteins which makes it even more challenging. There are a number of treatment options being researched. I don't know of anything new specifically geared toward milk - many are for peanut, but they have not branched out to other allergens.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Heidi B ·
And no, my child may not grow out of many of her food allergies - they're most probably with her for life.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Inès Puentes ·
A little empathy can go a long way! My child is aware of his allergies and he knows what to do and not to do. But his safety is the responsibility of the adults around him not his!
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

ninderella ·
Yes, I know your hamburger buns, crackers, cereal, etc do not contain pieces of peanuts that are visible to the naked eye, so please don't roll your eyes at me when I ask if there is a label I can read or if I can speak with a restaurant manager about possible cross-contamination. That and other parents please learn to read food labels! Again, if the allergen is not visible it might still be there hence the "processed on the same equipment" or "processed in the same facility" "or may contain...
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Jen ·
Good points Ninderella. Welcome to posting. . What food allergies do you manage?
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

leetles ·
My child's food allergy reaction may scare your child when my child cannot breath, has to get a big shot, have CPR done, and has to be taken away in an ambulance.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
We have to read labels. It's not just a matter of whether it visible contains nuts (or has visible sesame seeds, etc.). Trace amounts from the same equipment are enough to kill.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
Don't be offended if you said you read the label and we ask to see it anyway. Unless you've been an allergy parent for years, you'd be surprised how confusing allergy disclosures can be. For example, for some allergens, they might be listed under pseudonyms or scientific names that you might not recognize.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

briheller ·
Sorry for the plug, but if you have sesame allergies, see this petition to the FDA: https://www.change.org/p/fda-a...ed-on-us-food-labels and more about it here: http://www.cspinet.org/new/201411181.html If you want to send your comments to the FDA directly, you can do so here: http://www.regulations.gov/#!s...FDA-2014-P-2035-0001
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

Cyndi Dony-Cocci ·
All very real life, true statements we feel each day. Thank you.
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Re: 22 Things We Wish You Could Understand About Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Hi, Cyndi Dony-Cocci -- What food allergies does your family manage?
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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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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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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We will be drawing for our first winner at 5 pm Pacific and today's prize package comes from Applegate . Login and enter: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Gracie , who has won the Applegate prize package above!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Jacob, winner of a gift basket from Lucy's ! Our next prize is a package from Allermates.com that includes: Blue "I have allergies" lunch bag Blue "I have allergies" snack bag Multi-allergy wristband kit with 6 charms (shellfish,nut, peanut, dairy, egg, and wheat/gluten) I Have Allergies wristband Black/grey epi case If you haven't already added a photo, now's the time! Upload now: https://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/addClips
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Sam , winner of the blue Allermates.com package above! Tomorrow we will be giving away more prizes from Applegate and Dr. Lucy's.
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Miss Kaea , winner of a gift package from Applegate!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Food allergies don't stop me from having fun at the lake!" #FAAW Congrats to our latest winner in Faces of Food Allergies. This young dude has won the Lucy's gift basket. If you haven't added a picture yet to our Food Allergy Awareness Week contest, don't worry, there is still time as we will be giving away two prizes daily. If you have already entered, your name will still be included in future drawings: http://community.kidswithfooda...lergy-awareness-2013 (Login via computer or iOS app...
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Ava ! Ava is six years old. She loves animals, gymnastics, reading, and anything to do with Fairies. She also has a peanut allergy. She's won the pink/purple gift pack from Allermates!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to Luke (allergic to eggs), who has been drawn as a winner of a package from Applegate!
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Re: The Faces of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Spunky Camy has won a gift basket from Lucy's! Congratulations!
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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: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Michele_rupertbear ·
FYI, my child took xolair for idiopathic urticaria (related to high ige levels). She had an allergic reaction to injectable. Not common, but a known side effect in small population.
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Momofthree ·
Welcome to KFA Michele! I am so sorry your child had a reaction to the Xolair! What other ways are you treating the idiopathic uticaria?
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Michele_rupertbear ·
Hi; DD is fragile atopic; the idiopathic uticatia dx was used to fast track xolair approval. Long story, involving immune dysfunction and NIH, but she’s on cell cept now and feeling better. That would not typically be a path for a fa kid.
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Michele_rupertbear ·
To follow: for allergies she is on Zyrtec, budesonide nasal, pazeo, eucrisa, various topical steroids, dulera, spiriva, and prn duoneb, Benadryl, hydtoxyzine, epinephrine. Has hashimotos and iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency too. Plus pots and migraines. So, other meds for those.
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs, Michele! Your story is a great reminder that we are all unique, and each medication has its own risks and benefits that can differ from patient to patient. So glad she's doing better now, and I know the reaction had to be plenty scary!
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Re: FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

Nutfreemama1 ·
So I believe this approval means it can be used in general as a protection against anaphylaxsis from food on its own and then also in conjunction w/ OIT. Anyone know if there is still a 6 year old age minimum? looking/googling
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our first 2018 Faces of Food Allergies winner! Jacob and his mom Wendy would love to see schools promote awareness of food allergies so other people realize it is not a choice, and is not something to be made fun of. #StopFoodAllergyBullying What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Five winners will be selected during...
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Isabella and her mom Lina would like to see better manufacturing processes and consistent labeling for potential cross contamination. What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Add your photo today! Five winners will be selected during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Heidi M. and her daughter Calee want to have top 8 allergen free menu options daily at all public schools. What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Five winners will be selected during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! There is still time to enter! These brothers think supermarkets should have posters about the food allergies so as to remind people buying groceries to keep allergic friends in mind and to just bring public awareness.
 
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