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Disaster Planning for Families Managing Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
With the East Coast of the United States bracing for what weather forecasters are calling "the perfect storm," we are re-posting this disaster planning information for those of you who may be in need of it over the upcoming week. For more ideas...
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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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Donate Allergy-Friendly Food to People Affected by Hurricane Florence

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hurricane Florence has made landfall and is having a devastating effect on the Carolinas and surrounding areas. And the impact will last for weeks, leaving many families with food allergies without access to safe food. You can help get safe food to affected families. Below, we have listed Amazon Wish Lists that local groups have created for food banks in the evacuation areas that are currently accepting allergy-friendly food donations.
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Early Epinephrine Means Fewer Hospitalizations for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Importantly, only 17% of patients treated with epinephrine before arriving to the ED were hospitalized compared to 43% who were treated first in the ED, a significant difference. Researchers investigated the impact and potential benefits of early...
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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg will be available nationwide by prescription beginning May 1, 2018. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is indicated for the treatment of life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms).
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Facebook Live: New Food Allergy Treatments

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Dr. Katie Freidman of Forever Freckled and Kenny Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies, a division of AAFA, for a Facebook Live discussion around what parents need to know about new treatments for kids with food allergies, in particular, peanut allergy. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 1:30 – 2 pm ET.
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Facebook Live – Parenting + Food Allergies: The Social, Emotional and Financial Impact on Families

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers and Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), for a Facebook Live discussion about parent insights on the social, emotional and financial impact of food allergies. Also get helpful Halloween safety tips for parents of kids with food allergies! (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)
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Facebook Live – The Social and Emotional Impact of Food Allergies: Insights from Parents

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Anna Luther of My Life and Kids Blog and Kenny Mendez, president and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of AAFA, for a Facebook Live discussion on new research and insights on the social and emotional impact of food allergies on parents. Also get useful back-to-school advice for parents of kids with food allergies!
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FDA Grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair (Omalizumab) for Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
Genentech announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Xolair® (omalizumab) for the prevention of severe allergic reactions following accidental exposure to one or more foods in people with allergies. Breakthrough Therapy Designation is designed to expedite the development and review of medicines intended to treat serious or life-threatening diseases, and to help ensure people have access to them through FDA approval.
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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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Allergy-Friendly Crafts You and Your Kids Can Make at Home

Kids With Food Allergies ·
With the school year ending and summer camp programs more limited because of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be looking for new ways to keep kids busy with things like arts and crafts or sensory play. But some arts and crafts supplies can contain food allergens . This includes items like paints (egg, milk, wheat and soy), crayons (soy) and slime (corn). You can make some of these items at home with safe ingredients. Our friend Elena loves play dough and ooblick. Both of...
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Allergy Groups Ask Sony to Issue Warning About Peter Rabbit on Streaming and DVD

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Earlier this year, Sony Pictures Entertainment released the movie "Peter Rabbit." In the movie, a character with a food allergy is intentionally targeted. Other characters attack him with the food he is allergic to which causes anaphylaxis.
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Appoints Kenneth Mendez as CEO

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has appointed Kenneth Mendez as its president and chief executive officer, effective January 22, 2018. Mendez has built his career in senior leadership by successfully growing the reach of numerous non-profit organizations, a track record he now brings to AAFA in support of its mission to improve the health and quality of life for more than 60 million Americans with asthma and allergies.
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Elevates Patient Voice in ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

KFA News Team ·
On June 11, 2019, in Oakland, California, the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) and its California Technology Assessment Forum (CTAF) met to assess the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy. The review examined two new technologies to induce immune tolerance — Viaskin® Peanut (DBV Technologies) and AR101 (Aimmune Therapeutics) — as well as non-commercialized oral immunotherapy (OIT).
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Responds to Premature ICER Review of New Peanut Allergy Treatments

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) addresses concerns regarding the Final Evidence Report assessing the clinical effectiveness and value of treatments for peanut allergy released by the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) on July 10, 2019. ICER’s report may cause concern for the allergy community that the findings will restrict access to new treatments for peanut allergy.
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Football Legend Jerome Bettis & Cookbook Guru Robin Miller Kick-off Auvi-Q™ Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Football Legend Jerome Bettis& Cookbook Guru Robin MillerKick-off Auvi-Q Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign - Bettis and Miller, Both at Risk for Anaphylaxis, Join Forces with Sanofi US to Introduce Auvi-Q (Epinephrine Injection, USP ) and Serve Up Allergy-Friendly Tips for Big Game Parties - Bridgewater, NJ January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ Jerome Bettis and Robin Miller are teaming up with Sanofi US to raise awareness of life-threatening...
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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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Congress to Pass Spending for Food Allergy Research

KFA News Team ·
On Dec. 16, 2019, Congress released a spending package to keep the government funded for 2020. This plan includes two big wins for food allergy research.
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COVID-19 and Its Impact on Families Managing Food Allergies: A Global Health Crisis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been fighting to save lives for nearly 70 years. With your support, we provide education, conduct patient-centered research and advocate for protections for our food allergy community. Our experience and strong community ties allowed us to take prompt action on the COVID-19 crisis . (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.) Thanks to your generous support, we are leading the fight against COVID-19 for families managing food...
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Help Twice as Many Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FOUR DAYS ONLY: Your Gift Will Be Matched!  Dear Friend of Kids With Food Allergies, You are why we can help families with children with food allergies live healthier and safer lives. Now until the end of December, every dollar you donate...
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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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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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AAFA Announces the Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2019 Spring Allergy Capitals™ report ranking the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for spring allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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AAFA Brings Patient Voice to FDA Committee Review on Palforzia, Oral Immunotherapy Treatment for Peanut Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Sept. 13, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Allergenic Products Advisory Committee recommended the approval of Aimmune Therapeutics’ peanut treatment, Palforzia. If approved, Palforzia would be ground-breaking for the future of food allergy treatments. What Is Palforzia? Palforzia, also known as AR101, is a type of oral immunotherapy (OIT) for peanut allergy. If approved, it would be the first FDA-approved treatment for peanut allergy. Currently, some allergists already...
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AAFA Co-Sponsoring Important National Study about Food Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  The  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America  (AAFA) is co-sponsoring an important study about food allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. KFA hosts the largest support community serving families with...
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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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AAFA Joins Other Groups to Release Statement on Impact of Government Shutdown on FDA's Review of Food Allergy Treatments

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has joined with the Allergy & Asthma Network, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Food Allergy Research & Education to issue a statement about the current government shut down and its impact on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) review of food allergy therapies.
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AAFA Releases 2018 Asthma Capitals Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live With Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Asthma Capitals™ report. This report ranks the top 100 cities in the U.S. where it’s challenging to live with asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. More than 25 million people Americans have asthma. And where you live can make it harder to manage. This report highlights the factors in cities across the country that can impact asthma rates.
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AAFA Releases Report on Top 100 Most Challenging Cities to Live in for Spring Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Some places in the U.S. can be more challenging to live in if you have spring pollen allergies. To show how much impact spring allergies can have, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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Act Now to Help Save Health Care Protections for Those With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On Sept. 13, 2017, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced a new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA includes protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Their goal is to vote on the repeal before Sept. 30, 2017. This bill, commonly called the Graham-Cassidy bill, could cause millions of Americans to lose health insurance. If passed, health insurance could become unaffordable for people with chronic conditions and low incomes.
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Advances in Food Allergies and Asthma in 2019

Kids With Food Allergies ·
These are just a few things we were able to do this year for the asthma and allergy community because of you. But there is more for us to do to significantly reduce the burden of these diseases on people with asthma and allergies. And we can with your help.
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Food Allergy Advocates Work Together to Stop Food Allergy Bullying

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Richmond, VA (October 24, 2017) – kaléo, along with the four major advocacy organizations focused on life-threatening allergies, today announced a new initiative, No Appetite for Bullying, to raise awareness about the prevalence and potential dangers of food allergy bullying. Food allergy bullying happens when children and teens living with life-threatening food allergies are teased, ridiculed, or even threatened or assaulted with food to which they are severely allergic. This is the first time
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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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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 "Joke" on the Emmy Awards Show

Kids With Food Allergies ·
September 19, 2016 ABC Network Headquarters 77 West 66th Street New York, New York 10023 Dear ABC Network, On behalf of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the more than 15 million Americans living with food allergies, I’m writing with some concerns about a comedy bit on the Emmys that aired on ABC on Sunday, September 18, 2016 . The joke – presented by host Jimmy Kimmel – involved the distribution of thousands of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the audience in...
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For People With Peanut Allergies, Exercise and Lack of Sleep May Increase Chances of Having an Allergic Reaction

KFA News Team ·
Peanut allergies can lead to severe allergic reactions, but everyday factors that may influence an allergic reaction are poorly understood. A new study, first presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), is trying to change that.
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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 Webinar: Current Topics in Food Allergy Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP :   Reserve your spot now! WHEN : Tuesday, December 1, 2015 TIME : 1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE : Your computer, iOS or Android device   Join Kids With Food Allergies and the Allergy Law Project for our webinar, Current Topics...
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Free Webinar: How Parents Can Change Laws to Protect Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, October 21, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   Because of strong efforts by food allergy parent advocates in the last 3...
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Mylan Specialty Offers Free EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to Schools Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
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SYMJEPI Pre-Filled Epinephrine Injection Available at U.S. Pharmacies

KFA News Team ·
Sandoz Inc. (Sandoz), a Novartis division, today announced the US retail launch of SYMJEPI™ (epinephrine) 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg Injections, making both the adult and pediatric doses immediately available in local pharmacies across the nation.
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Valentine’s Day Provides Families with Teachable Moments About Potentially Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Basking Ridge, NJ, January 31, 2013 – Valentine’s Day brings the exchange of cards and candy, and marks a popular time for social events and dates involving food. But for parents whose children have life-threatening food allergies, it...
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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 Financial Impact of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) conducted the My Kid's Life With Food Allergies survey in April 2019. We surveyed 1,234 parents of children with food allergies to capture more information about the full impact of food allergies on families' lives - including the economic burden of managing this chronic disease.
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The Social and Emotional Impact of Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) conducted the My Kid's Life With Food Allergies survey in April 2019. We surveyed 1,234 parents of children with food allergies to capture more information about the full impact of food allergies on families' lives – including the social and emotional burden of managing this chronic disease.
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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 Top 100 Most Challenging Places to Live in the U.S. With Seasonal Allergies

KFA News Team ·
It’s common for children with food allergies – and their parents – to also have seasonal allergies . This means you not only have to avoid food allergy reactions, but you have to manage their pollen allergies too. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has released the 2020 Allergy Capitals™ report . It ranks the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for seasonal allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA. AAFA ranked the cities based on three factors:...
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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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Walgreens to Now Carry Kaléo AUVI-q 0.1 mg Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers

KFA News Team ·
Walgreens and kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced AUVI-q® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.1 mg auto-injector is available at Walgreens locations nationwide. AUVI-q 0.1 mg is the first and only epinephrine auto-injector (EAI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5 to 33 pounds (7.5 to 15 kilograms). Through this collaboration, Walgreens is the first national retail pharmacy to offer the entire AUVI-Q auto-injector
 
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