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Re: 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween

SarahElizabeth ·
In Tarrant County, Texas, if a house has a teal-painted pumpkin on the porch, it has non-food treats for KWFA.
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Re: Small but Mighty!

Kathy P ·
Love the expression! TFS.
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Re: Small but Mighty!

Cin929 ·
What a great smile!
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Re: Collage 2014-05-09 My Boys

EAH123 ·
Love the teal idea to support FA awareness! What a great brother.
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Re: Spreading Food Allergy Awareness One Teal Pumpkin at a Time

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You're invited to participate in our 8th annual Halloween costume parade! Show us how you safely celebrate Halloween - add photos of your costumes, your teal pumpkins or your Halloween parties . You could win one of five fantastic allergy-friendly prizes! Winners will be selected on Halloween night and we have 5 grand prizes to giveaway sponsored by Enjoy Life, Surf Sweets, Divvies, Cybele's Free to Eat, and Allermates. You must be a registered member of the Kids With Food Allergies...
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Re: Teal pumpkin project fun!

kandicejo ·
Great teal-scape!
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Re: Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)

Abigail's Mommy ·
I'm participating in Trunk or Treat this year. I'm going to bring a teal pumpkin and non food treats.
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Re: Happy Halloween

Kathy P ·
That is one cute little witch! Love all the teal pumpkins!
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin!

kandicejo ·
what a great teal pumpkin craft! perfect for the little ones
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Re: CeCe

Tiranie ·
Cecilia was sooooo excited to find a teal jack-o-lantern in our neighborhood!!!
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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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Do You Know the Label Reading "Tricks" to Make Sure Your Halloween "Treats" Are Safe?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween candy may present health risks to children with food allergies. Some parents choose to #KeepItTeal and encourage non-food treats . Teal, the color of food allergy awareness, signals a safer Halloween for all. If you allow...
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Back-to-School Resources for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is back in session! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) has a lot of resources for parents and schools so you can keep children with food allergies safe. Many of the resources below come with printable PDFs you can use for reference or share. And you can find more articles, tips and tricks on our KFA school resources page.
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Celebrating Teal Pumpkins Across the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In 2012, when a five-year-old boy with food allergies took a pumpkin and painted it teal, he had no clue he was starting a Halloween trend. Not only did he paint a teal pumpkin, he put out some non-food treats too. His mom, Becky Basalone, a leader of FACET (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee), thought this was a great idea. This way, children with food allergies would have something for their treat bag. Other support groups loved the idea, since teal is the color of food allergy...
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Friends Can Help Keep Your Child With Food Allergies Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The school year is well underway. That often means making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Existing friendships can also change over time. Friends who understand your child's food allergies can be an important part of their safety net. Children, especially adolescents and young adults, with supportive friends are less likely to take part in food allergy-related risky behaviors. Learn how you can help foster those friendships.
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How Food Allergies Broke the Internet in 2015

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Top 4 Social Trends in Food Allergies in 2015 Food Allergy Awareness: On Twitter:  For the first time ever, a sitting U.S. President sent a message during Food Allergy Awareness Week. We shared President Barack Obama's message on Twitter: President Barack Obama shares a Presidential Message with everyone living with a #foodallergy . pic.twitter.com/6dAjHHW6ci — KidsW/FoodAllergies (@kfatweets) May 11, 2015 On Instagram:   It takes a village to keep kids with food...
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How to Talk to Your Child About Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Bullying Is No Laughing Matter In Pittsburgh, a high schooler had to be treated for anaphylaxis after three classmates brought in pineapple, to which she is highly allergic. One of the classmates rubbed the pineapple on her hands and gave the girl a high five. In another story, a 13-year-old boy with a milk allergy died from anaphylaxis after one of his classmates flicked cheese into his mouth. These stories may have made headlines, but countless instances of food allergy...
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10th Annual Halloween Photo Parade: Show Us How You #KeepItTeal and You Could Win!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA invites you to share your photos of your costumed kids and your teal pumpkins. Seven winners will win a prize pack from free2b, now free of the top 8 allergens.
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Pumpkin Carving Patterns to #KeepItTeal

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teal pumpkins are a symbol to say you have non-food treats available this Halloween. You can also spread the #KeepItTeal spirit with traditional carved jack-o'-lanterns. Draw your own freehand message on paper. Make sure all pattern shapes...
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Fun Ways to Teach Children About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Teaching your child about food allergies is an important part of keeping them safe. Young children can start to learn about food allergies at a young age. This knowledge will give them confidence with self-managing their food allergies as they get older. Here are some resources created just for kids to help them learn more about food allergies. The links below include books, videos, games, music and classroom resources. 1. Ally and Andy’s Activity Book This coloring and activity book from...
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AAFA Explains Potential Halloween Hazards for Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Halloween is typically a time for kids to let their imaginations run wild and have fun with friends but for kids with severe food allergies, trick-or-treating can be difficult and dangerous. Children may accidentally encounter candy that can trigger an allergic reaction. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working to ensure there is greater awareness and proper labeling to prevent allergic reactions.
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AAFA Joins Other Groups to Promote the Teal Pumpkin Project for a Safer Halloween

KFA News Team ·
This Halloween across America, teal pumpkins will signal safe treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project, an awareness initiative jointly supported this year by Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and several other groups.
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Food Allergies Don’t Have to Make Halloween Scary

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays like Halloween that focus on food and treats can be stressful for parents and kids who manage food allergies. Preparing ahead can reduce that stress and minimize the chances of having a food allergy reaction. Here are our tips to make your Halloween safer and less stressful. Communicate With Caregivers If your child will be attending Halloween parties or trick-or-treating with friends without you, make sure there is an adult who knows how to prevent, recognize and treat anaphylaxis...
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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 Boot Camp: Practical Food Allergy Management (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a free educational Facebook Live event with MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Pediatric allergist Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, explained the basics of managing food allergies that parents and caregivers need to know.
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Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD.     Link to video on YouTube   We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified...
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Teal Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
  It’s October! The time of year to break out the sweaters, decorate for Halloween, and eat/drink Pumpkin Spice everything! It’s also the time of year to paint a pumpkin teal and prepare non-food treats for trick-or-treaters....
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The Social and Emotional Impact of Raising Kids With Food Allergies: Insights from Parents (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Aug. 21, 2019, Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a Facebook Live session with blogger Anna Luther of My Life and Kids. If you didn’t have a chance to tune in live, you can watch a replay of session. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)
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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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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 Food Allergy Safety at Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Holidays like Halloween that focus on food and treats can be stressful for parents and kids who manage food allergies. Preparation can reduce that stress and minimize the chances of having a food allergy reaction. Read our tips and learn how to make Teal Pumpkin SunButter Crispy Rice Treats.
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Tips for Managing Food Allergies at School: Get Active With Food-Free Activities

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Do you need ideas to share with your child's teacher to encourage non-food rewards in the classroom? Many elementary schools are becoming more food allergy aware. An average U.S. classroom has two children with a food allergy. Using non-food rewards is healthier for everyone, not just those with food allergies. These ideas get a class up and moving after a job well done.
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Virtual Halloween Contest for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You're invited to participate in our 8th annual Halloween costume parade! Show us how you safely celebrate Halloween -  add photos of your costumes, your teal pumpkins or your Halloween parties . You could win one of five fantastic...
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Ways to #KeepItTeal This Halloween

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Craft Ideas to #KeepItTeal Halloween is on its way!  You want to show others you are going to #KeepItTeal to support kids with food allergies and special diets. But maybe you aren't quite ready to carve pumpkins.  Use our craft printouts...
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Join Us September 12 for Allergy Friendly Fun!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
    KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES PRESENTS Strides for Safe Kids Philadelphia Food Allergy Walk and Expo - September 12 September 1 is the last day to get your child a FREE T-Shirt! Entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. All...
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#KeepItTeal Halloween Photo Contest to Benefit Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join our 9th annual Halloween photo parade and show us how you #KeepItTeal for a safer celebration! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) invites you to share your photos of your kids in their costumes, your teal pumpkins and decorations, or your...
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Mom and Daughter Rally Local Businesses to Make Local Halloween Festival Food-Allergy Friendly

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The community of Clifton Springs, New York, attends a popular Halloween festival every year called Spooktacular. Families come in costume for the games, hayrides, pumpkin decorating, haunted house and dance party. And, of course, the trick-or-treating. After hearing about TEALOWEEN on the KFA community, Stasi had an idea to see if she could make Spooktacular more food-allergy friendly.
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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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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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Still Time to Enter Your #KeepItTeal Photos to Support Kids With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There is still time to join our 9th annual Halloween photo parade and show us how you #KeepItTeal for a safer celebration! Enter photos of your kids in their costumes or your teal pumpkins and decorations.   One grand prize winner will win a...
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Re: The WHOLE 3rd Grade class showing awareness

K8sMom2002 ·
I this class! And their teacher! Way to turn it teal!
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Re: The WHOLE 3rd Grade class showing awareness

Katie D ·
A sea of teal, love this!
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

K8sMom2002 ·
This is DEFINITELY turning it teal! Legomom! How'd you persuade that many people to join in?
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Re: Me and my Tyler!! We both have food allergies, just different ones! He keeps me going everyday!!

K8sMom2002 ·
Don't you guys look good in your teal?? That's quite an allergy "set" you manage ... none of your allergies overlap?
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness Week 2016

legomom ·
All students who wore teal were allowed out of dress code for the day at school. The week was also filled with facts about food allergies during morning announcements.
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Re: Our Teal Pumpkin donations

Nicole Kelly ·
Wow. What a nice thing to do!! They're all beautiful. I thought mine was nice. I made mine for this year. I couldn't find any here in Florida to buy & people looked at me like I was crazy when I'd inquire about them!! I was gonna just order one from Oriental Trading, but ended up buying a white pumpkin & teal paint & glitter & some teal crystal flat backs. It turned out really pretty. Yours look really cool displayed together like that!!
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Re: Evan painting his pumpkin Teal

Evan713 ·
Thank you. We had fun painting this, filling goodie bags, and handing them out. Unfortunately we didn't see ANY teal pumpkins while trick or treating tho.
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies 2015

Kim Asencio ·
A.J. is 4 yo and allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, garlic, and sesame. He proudly told his class why he was wearing blue today. I plan on providing the class with activities next year - the week is already marked down on my calendar for 2016!
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Re: 8th Annual Halloween Costume Parade for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Show us how you celebrate Halloween safely - share your costumes, how you trick-or-treat or party safely, and/or a photo of your teal pumpkins (teal pumpkins indicate you are giving away non-food prizes to trick-or-treaters). Winners will be selected on Halloween night and we have 5 grand prizes to giveaway sponsored by Enjoy Life, Surf Sweets, Divvies, Cybele's Free to Eat, and Allermates. You must be a registered member of the Kids With Food Allergies community in order to Add a Clip...
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Re: Luke knows food allergies don't stop him!

Cheri E. ·
We do have an awesome school nurse and an amazingly receptive school administration for our allergic students. They have embraced all of requests and worked to understand the reasons we make each one. Today, with a smile in my heart, I am thrilled to say, all the front office, Principal & VP made a point to show me they were not only wearing the allergy action ribons we gave them, but they were all in Teal! Head to toe! Next year they gave agreed to charter our first Food Allergy Action...
 
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