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Stocking Epinephrine in Schools: What You Need to Know (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On April 30, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) hosted a free webinar in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) with guest speakers Charlotte Collins, JD, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc. We thank them...
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Study Proves Stocking Emergency Supplies of Epinephrine in Schools Saves Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Study proves new policy works in large urban school system   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening...
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Re: Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride

Lynda ·
Thanks for asking. We've had parents request a children's or teens forum, but as an organization, we'd need to be compliant with the federal law, COPPA - Children's Online Child Protection and Privacy Act. As such, we'd need to have parental consent for children under age 13 to participate and we'd have to monitor conversations to make sure children are adequately protected on our forums. We've asked for parent volunteers to help with an effort like this, but haven't had anyone really come...
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

kandicejo ·
So encouraging to read that this law is already helping!
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Re: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

mgfunfax ·
The law (and school epipens) actually applies only to kids who do not have known allergies or their own epipens. I had a lengthy discussion with the Fairfax County School contact for this issue, and while schools now each have 2-10 "Anaphylaxis Response Team" staff memebers (who received in depth training on recognizing the symptoms of anaphylaxis and treatment with epipens, calling 911 etc.), the "health room aide" is part of the County Public Health department and not FCPS, so they are NOT...
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Re: Mia doing an activity with her Nut free GS troop

Kathy P ·
I hope she has a long and wonderful scouting career! I co-lead a troop of Seniors and Ambassadors - some that have been together since Daisies. My girls have all learned about managing food allergies and how that relates to the GS Law.
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Re: All of Us

Christel king ·
We are all gluten free (celiac and seuzer with contact) milk free (both lactose intollerant and casien allergy) anaphatic to eggs and my daughters' peanuts. All can't do beef, girks can't do corn or potatoes and a list of about 22 others. We've fought sweeping state insurance changes in TN and WON to cover compounded meds for kids with allergies this last year and fought the school for denying them 504s. My oldest girls had one for 4 years and moving they refused saying they don't do that...
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Re: What's the Big Deal about Food Allergies? (Free Community Handout)

Food Allergy Mom Cheryl ·
ReeseCat Tell the teacher that the "clean theory" has NOT been proven as a cause for kids getting food allergies. It's just one theory and to my knowledge it has not been proven. I had a kindergarten teacher that told me, by state law they have to have the kids wash their hands prior to lunch or eating, but that afterwards was not a requirement, nor would they have the time to take that additional step for me. I pleaded my case due to the contact sensitivity and shared surfaces in a...
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Re: Swedish Study Links Dishwashers to Higher Allergy Rate

Allison ·
I think we've learned no one study will ever explain everything....My DS had antibiotics the first two weeks of life, his father had a milk allergy as an infant, and much later I found out his uncle had soy and wheat, and EVEN LATER (like last year) I found out my ex-father in law also had a milk allergy as a baby and was failure to thrive.I think even if I lived on a farm and let him roll in the mud with the pigs, that combo would have been hard to overcome!
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Re: Food-Allergic Airline Passengers Left Stranded After Court Dismisses Case, Legal Advocates Say

Abigail's Mommy ·
Sometimes, it's not so easy as choosing to not fly. Adults have to fly for business, kids have to fly to see non-custodial parents, people need to fly for family emergencies when time is absolutely critical...Flying is an unavoidable part of life, and people need to be able to fly safely without the risk of anaphylaxis. It sounds like the airline got off the hook, so to speak, because airlines are not covered by the law. The airline was not found innocent or not liable.
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Re: Webinar: Are Your Schools Safe? School Policies on Food Allergy, Asthma and Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This webinar will include review of the report so you can learn: · Does your state have laws in place that give students rights to self-carry their asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors? · Does your state have a law in place requiring reporting of reactions, asthma attacks and medication administrations? · Does your state have a law in place for use of undesignated “stock” epinephrine for allergy emergencies? · Does your state require schools to have emergency protocols in place for...
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Re: Webinar: Are Your Schools Safe? School Policies on Food Allergy, Asthma and Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
About Our Speakers Charlotte Collins, JD is Vice President of Public Policy and Programs for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). is Vice President of Policy and Programs for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Before joining AAFA, she was an Associate Professor in the George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services, teaching graduate courses in public health, law, policy and management. Ms. Collins received her law degree from...
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Re: "Non-Dairy" Foods May Contain Milk

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Currently, U.S. law allows foods to be labelled "non-dairy" on the package, even if they contain sodium caseinate, a milk ingredient. It's important to always read the ingredients section of a food label. The ingredients section is required to include the word "milk" if it contains a milk ingredient. See more examples .
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Re: 2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide

Dinamet7 ·
@the world This is not an allergen free list, you'll want to re-read the title because it's "Top-8 Allergen Free" which specifically refers to the FDA's list of Top 8 Allergenic foods as identified by law (Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean shellfish, Tree nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.) KFA definitely knows there's no such thing as an allergen free candy, you misread the post. And FWIW, I've offered non food treats (toys) and candy every year at Halloween for the last 4 years. No eggs...
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Re: Soy Allergy Alert - Stop & Shop Supermarket Nature's Promise Organic Edamame Products

Kathy P ·
Yes, but by law they have to say "soy" in plain English. So the recall is because it doesn't say soy. On Oct 31, 2015 9:18 PM, "Kids With Food Allergies" < support@kidswithfoodallergies.org> wrote:
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Re: Victory for Food Allergy Community: Justice Department Sides with Kids in Discrimination Case

Maritza ·
Hurray!!!! This is fantastic news!! Way to fight for ADA righta!!! I'm auper pleased at the voice of the young advocate who stood up for her friend. All our Children with allergies would be so fortunate to have such a friend by their side. I'm also happy because this has set a precendence for all other discriminations of the same caliber. My DS has certain food contact and inhalation allergiea documented by doctors and a library refused to accomodate hin. We are waiting to hear from a...
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Re: New York Residents: Ask New York Governor Cuomo to Sign Elijah’s Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This blog post was edited to update the status of Elijah's Law. Governor Cuomo signed Elijah's Law on Sept. 12, 2019. Congratulations to New York and Elijah's family!
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Re: Happy Tealoween!

Booboo'sMaMa ·
Thank you, she loves that Lucy dress! Well we call it that. It actually belonged to my sister in law when she was a child I rescued it from my mother in law's attic. She was Lucy last year for spooktacular. Undecided this year only a week away
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Unpacking Food Allergy Bias During a New Turning Point in the Struggle for Racial Equality

Kids With Food Allergies ·
By Kafi Drexel Brown Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Public Relations Director I have a confession. While health and wellness have been a longtime focus of my life and work, I didn’t give food allergies much thought until I joined the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as its public relations director. It also didn’t hit me how odd it is I haven’t considered food allergies an important factor in my life until having a conversation with a colleague about how racial...
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Strides in Food Allergy Advocacy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Even though 32 million Americans have food allergies, protections for people with food allergies are still lacking. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and its division Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) have been advocating for better food allergy awareness and for ways to prevent severe allergic reactions. Engagement With FDA During COVID-19 – AAFA is leading a coalition of 13 other food allergy organizations to respond to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) "Temporary...
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Letter to the FDA: Require Food Manufacturers to Post Substitutions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update: We are pleased to announce that on June 18, 2020, the FDA responded to our joint letter on their temporary labeling guidelines. They released a list of FAQs to help clear up confusion. The FDA is making it clear that: Any substitution that involves a top 8 allergen recognized by law and those identified as “priority allergens” by other countries including sesame, celery, lupin, buckwheat, molluscan shellfish and mustard must require a label change by manufacturers and vendors The...
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What the FDA’s Temporary Food Labeling Guidance Really Means for People With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update – July 16, 2020: The FDA's temporary labeling guidance will remain in effect for the length of the public health emergency (PHE) due to the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). A PHE is determined and declared by the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The PHE remains in place during the emergency or 90 days, but may be extended by the secretary. Though the current PHE is set to expire on July 25, 2020, HHS Secretary Azar has said he will extend the...
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Viaskin™ Peanut Patch Not Approved in Its Present Form - DBV to Request Meeting With FDA

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Complete Response Letter regarding the Company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for investigational Viaskin™ Peanut (DBV712), a non-invasive, once-daily epicutaneous patch to treat peanut allergies in children ages 4 to 11 years.
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Preparing for Natural Disasters When Your Family Has Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You have daily food allergy management down pat.   Two epinephrine auto-injectors go everywhere. The allergist is on speed dial. You know the best local stores and restaurants for safe foods. You've trained babysitters and the staff at school....
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8 Tips to Help Teachers and School Staff Read Food Labels for Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Returning to the classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic may mean new policies, such as eating meals and snacks in the classroom instead of the cafeteria. These new policies may affect how schools handle food allergies. Some policies such as physical distancing, additional handwashing and increased cleaning may help prevent food allergic reactions.
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AAFA Releases Asthma Disparities in America Report

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its Asthma Disparities in America report. This report looks at how asthma affects Black, Hispanic and American Indian/Alaska Native groups in the United States. These groups have the highest rates of asthma , hospital visits and asthma-related deaths. People with asthma often have other allergic diseases, like food allergies . Disparities exist in food allergies too. Black children are 7% more likely to have food allergies than...
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