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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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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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Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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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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Faces of Food Allergies

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Faces of Food Allergies
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our first winner! We're randomly selecting winners every day of Food Allergy Awareness Week, so be sure to add your photo! (Instructions above.)
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Re: Spread Awareness with Faces of Food Allergies Photo-Sharing Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our second winner! We're randomly selecting winners every day of Food Allergy Awareness Week, so be sure to add your photo! (Instructions above.) Audree Rose has won a box filled with candy from Surf Sweets!
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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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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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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 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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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. Find out more on our...
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Food Allergy Support at Your Fingertips

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Re-introducing the KFA Community! You told us that the KFA community was not easy to use on your phone — and we listened. As parents of kids with food allergies, we know that food allergy concerns come up at all times. Being able to connect at any time with other parents managing the same issues is critical! Last week, we updated our community to make it easier and more convenient to access on any device, especially mobile devices! The features that are important to you will be easier...
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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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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility

Colette ·
I had a chance to try some samples of Cybele's cookies last week and they are terrific! Views and reviews expressed by volunteers reflect their personal opinions and not necessarily the views or opinions of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
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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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Show Us Your #FacesOfFoodAllergies to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
One in 13 children has a food allergy. As part of Food Allergy Awareness Week, May 14-20, we are hosting a photo contest. Post a photo of your child with food allergies and you could win a Kids With Food Allergies prize package. We want to work together to improve knowledge and understanding of food allergies. We hope raising awareness will help reduce bullying of children with food allergies. Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life...
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Re: Show Us Your #FacesOfFoodAllergies to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our third winner Krissy and her son Christian ! Christian asked his teacher to wear a teal ribbon this week for Food Allergy Awareness. She has worn it everyday and it makes him feel so special. Christian wanted to make her feel special too, so he got her a gift and wrote her a card. He even wanted the gift wrapped with teal ribbon. "Mrs. Newman, Thank you for supporting me. Having a food allergy is scary, but you make it better" - Christian
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Re: Show Us Your #FacesOfFoodAllergies to Raise Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our final winner Melissa G! We were moved by her story and how she uses dance as an outlet when being bullied at school. Kudos to Melissa for her perseverance and for finding a supportive partner. In honor of Food Allergies Awareness week, I wanted to post this to show how I overcome food allergies everyday. Dance was an outlet for me, no matter how many people made fun of me at school or parties for not being able to eat the food. I always feared that I would never find a...
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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: 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: 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 ·
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: 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 ·
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 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 ·
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: 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

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

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

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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Taste Testing

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Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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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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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