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Re: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We'd like to thank our guest speakers for volunteering their time and expertise with us. We'd also like to thank Mylan Specialty for providing an unrestricted educational grant that allows us to host these webinars; and we thank Enjoy Life Foods for providing giveaway prizes. Dayle Hayes, MS, RD is president of Nutrition for the Future and advocates for healthy kids, schools and communities. She is an award-winning author and educator. Her creativity and common-sense have made her a...
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

pates88 ·
Does "smaller" refer to height, weight, or both? I'm wondering how much of the size difference has to do with nutritional deficiencies vs. an overall awareness of our diets. Because we read every label, every time, we notice not only allergen-containing foods, but also artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Our kids eat a lot less junk food than average American kids, and we eat out a lot less too (restaurant food tends to be higher in fat and sodium than home-cooked food). That...
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

JW ·
Thank you for this article! I've always suspected that my 8 year old son's food allergy to dairy, eggs and nuts had something to do with his small size and this article helped affirm my suspicions. I've often been told by family that I'm a "helicopter mom" when it comes to making sure he eats and eats good. I do it because I know he has to make up with foods that will give him the equivalent or if not similar nutrients from foods he's allergic to. And with his high metabolism, it doesn't...
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Re: How to Make the Zebra Effect on Allergy-Friendly Cake

Kathy P ·
You can use whatever brand all purpose flour they normally use. The vinegar is whatever works. I generally use cider vinegar. For milk alternative, I recommend SoDelicious coconut beverage. Use the unsweetened. If the friend has a milk alt they use for the kiddo, just use that.
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

Rosangela ·
Thank you so much for this article. I have a son who is 9 years old and has EOE. He's allergic to almost all fruits and vegetables, nuts, barley, soy, corn, potatoes, rye, etc. He does not eat any kind of meats , fish, poultry. He got so tired of rice that now he can't even see it. Now the doctors decided that he should not eat anything that has wheat, milk and eggs on it because they believe that's what is making the disease worse. What should I do? I'm seeing a dietitian and everything she...
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

Jen ·
Hi Rosangela, welcome. . You may want to check out our eos forum for some ideas.
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

cheymom ·
Welcome Rosangela! We are glad you found us. I second the recommendation to post on our EOS forum: http://community.kidswithfooda...sinophilic_disorders Is your son on any type of formula? A formula can take the guess work out of the nutritional side of things. I know we have some members with older children that are drinking Neocate, Elecare or E028 juice box type drinks.
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

ADavis ·
Excellent article! As a fellow dietitian and mother of a child with a severe food allergy, the advice in this article offers a great deal of practical and beneficial information! Thanks for sharing your expertise!
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

DebRD ·
Hello Rosangela I agree with the suggestions made for you to post on the EOS forum. You are not alone and there are many parents in the group who may be able to provide support and share their experiences. I am hoping the dietitian you are seeing has a significant level of experience with children who have not only food allergies, but experience with more challenging cases such as eosinophilic disorders. Formulas definitely are useful in meeting nutritional needs as well as giving the...
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

niagrafalls ·
great article thank you.quick question. Most of the bread and cereals are fortified with folic acid. I just started to make my own bread since its hard and expensive to buy gluten free bread that has no soy and corn. Could I add folic acid to the bread I make myself?
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Re: Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

niagrafalls ·
Did he not like the taste of quinoa or could not digest it? I found one great quinoa cereal which I give to my son with a fruit puree (any fruit he can have) and it comes out ok. http://www.amazon.com/gp/produ...ct?ie=UTF8&psc=1 can your son have garbanzo beans? you can make bread with it. can your son have coconut milk? Good subs for milk.
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Flaky Biscuits Recipe: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Wheat/Gluten-Free

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Yankee Doodle Biscuits  by Kathy Przywara I'm a Yankee...I was born and raised north of the Mason Dixon line.  I know about pretzels and scrapple. Biscuits were not a staple at our house.  The rare times that we did have biscuits, they...
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Allergy-Friendly Monkey Munch Snack Mix

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Monkey Munch is a snack that's as fun to make as it is to eat. It's so easy older kids can make it on their own, or little ones can make it with the help of an adult. It's similar to the popular puppy chow snack or Chex™ Muddy Buddies™. But most Muddy Buddies recipes and store-bought versions can contain peanut butter and milk . Our friend Elena shows us how to make Monkey Munch using sunflower seed butter. But it's a versatile recipe. You can adapt it to make it safe for your child with...
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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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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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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 to Make Your Own Allergy-Friendly Seed Butter to Replace Peanut Butter

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Peanut-Free, Soy-Free, Non-Nut Butters by Melanie Carver If your child has a peanut and soy allergy, it can be difficult to find a safe replacement for peanut butter in your local grocery store.  Some of the commercially-available options may...
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5 Quick Tips for Staying Safe at Picnics with a Food Allergy

KFA News Team ·
In the summer, many people entertain and visit outdoors. For families with little ones with food allergies and other allergic diseases, this has many advantages. You are outside and away from other people’s kitchens or other triggers, such as...
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Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies Join us to learn about Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies with award-winning author and school nutrition educator Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and KFA Nutrition...
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Peanut Allergic Teen Builds Business from Ground Up

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thirteen-year-old Lily Pinto, co-founder of Don’t Go Nuts , is proving that you don’t have to be an adult to be able to help others in a big way. Don’t Go Nuts makes foods that are completely nut-free, “from field to...
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Victory for Food Allergy Community: Justice Department Sides with Kids in Discrimination Case

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In a huge victory for families with food allergies, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) ruled that a theater program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DOJ said the program discriminated when it refused to accommodate a 10-year-old boy with severe peanut and tree nut allergies. The program refused to have either a staff member or volunteer available at all times to give epinephrine in case of emergency. The DOJ also ruled the Massachusetts program retaliated when it...
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Nearly 9 Out of 10 Adults Lack the Skills Needed to Manage Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dear Friend, I hope you are one of the fortunate Americans who can read English well. I'm writing to you today to ask you to help those parents who cannot. You know food allergies are complicated. But what if a parent doesn't speak English, doesn't...
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Non-Food Rewards for Children (New Handout)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs recommends the “use of non-food incentives for prizes, gifts, and awards.” This practice is also recommended...
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Replacing Lost Nutrients Due to Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
National Nutrition Month – March 2013 by Deb Indorato, RD “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day” is the theme for National Nutrition Month 2013. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly The American Dietetic Association) created...
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Off to College with Food Allergies - the Art of Letting Go

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  By Heidi Bayer   You probably remember the moments when your stomach was in knots almost to the day. Mostly, they coincided with the following in your child’s development: First Day of Preschool and/or Kindergarten First Day of...
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You Can Help Twice as Many Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
NOW THRU THE END OF THE YEAR: 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...
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Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

Kids With Food Allergies ·
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 will be matched  by generous donors including So Delicious Dairy Free! They feel so strongly about our mission of keeping kids with food allergies safe and healthy that they want to double the impact of every dollar you give. You are why we can educate families with practical food...
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Re: How to Make Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy

Kathy P ·
Definitely how you handle the chocolate ages a difference. You want warm it slowly and only til it all melts. I've taken chocolate out temper by handling it badly. Then it won't set up right and the texture gets grainy and it really blooms! I used one of the Wilson warming pots working with a friend once and I didn't like it. It was definitely too hot for the chocolate I had. I did much better slowly warming in the microwave 30 sec at a time on half power. Stir in between. And at the end,...
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Re: Allergy Warning: Candy Cane Flavored Tic Tacs Contain Milk

josephine ·
Wow!! Thank you so much for posting this. Christian has had Tic Tacs before with no problem. In fact, he just told me a friend of his gave him some just last week. I showed him this post so that the visual would hopefull stay with him. This makes me so mad when companies add dairy or egg to one flavor but not another. It's like jumping over holes with flames coming out of them. If the family wasn't sleeping I would scream right now. Sending hugs your way.
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Allison ·
Hmmm. Good question! I'm not a doctor, but I can throw out some theories based on conversations I have had with doctors, plus my family's own experience with medical studies. I'm thinking that there may be a difference in how food allergy works or presents in children vs. adults, so the results would not be the same. Logistically, depending on the study, visits may require you to see a doctor somewhat often - it varies on the study. One I just looked at was every two weeks. If you work FT...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

Allison ·
Mustard - he had a hot dog, which included it as a hidden spice. He threw it up within the hour and had profuse rhinitis as well (sneezing/discharge from nose). We added that to the testing list at his next appointment. Chick peas, I honestly don't remember, it was so long ago. It may have been a rash around his mouth and itchiness. Shellfish is new. He was eating shrimp ok. He didn't really like it but I chopped it up small and gave it to him about once a month. Then I sort of fell off that...
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Re: Study of Australian Children Points to Possible Clue in Curing Peanut Allergy

RW ·
Wow! What a tough journey. I love shrimp but am kind of afraid to try it with my kid. We had a bad experience with trying TN at home. I would advise your friend with the PN daughter to take it in careful steps. I thought my DD was PN only and gave her almonds, it went fine. Then I gave her cashews and we called 911.... First step is peanut component blood test. Apparently there are several different proteins in the peanut one can be allergic to. Some proteins track towards "outgrowing" it,...
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Re: What's the Big Deal about Food Allergies? (Free Community Handout)

Food Allergy Mom Cheryl ·
I have a child with multiple food allergies, with dairy being the most severe. He also has had asthma induced with "contact sensitive" reactions from accidentally touching an allergen on a surface and then touching a membrane (eyes, nose, lips). Many people do not realize the severity of "cross-contamination" and or "contact sensitive" individuals with food allergies. Putting my son in a room full of kids eating something that he can't is just as dangerous due to the "contact sensitivity". I...
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Re: What's the Big Deal about Food Allergies? (Free Community Handout)

Food Allergy Mom Cheryl ·
Thank you, Lisa. Yes, I only found this website a year or so ago. If I had found it sooner, a lot of things would of been easier. I used FAAN, which is now FARE. There didn't seem to be a lot of sites where us moms could chat, share ideas etc. I know I have sounded crabby and frustrated on this site, but everyone has been really nice and supportive back. I just had so many people not get the contact sensitive part with my son when he was smaller and even now to some extent. I know what you...
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Re: Label Reading Reminder: Look Out for Similar Packaging or Separate Items Within a Package

Sunny5 ·
Thank you for reminder to Read labels and not get relaxed on reading common products as safe. I am very worried about cupcakes label said PEANUT FREE Facility BUT...i never seen strawberry cupcakes so decided to read label it said nuts n pecans in ingredients...i s so glad i read ..my daughter is allergic to nuts ALL nut and i was taking them to school for LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SNACK TO CHANGE OUT THE TEACHERS SNACKS FOR SAFE TREATS ..SCARY!! AND im discusted the label said peanut free sticker...
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Re: Hurricane Irma Allergy-Friendly Food Drive

K8sMom2002 ·
Thank you, KFA! And thanks to all our great food banks... I'm from Georgia, and this warms my heart! Here in Georgia, we have thousands of people in Florida seeking shelter from the storm. In a neighboring county with a Red Cross shelter, we have over 2000 in various shelters. And that's a rural county, not a metro area. A friend of mine who is volunteering at the Red Cross shelter says that some of these people have had to evacuate in such a hurry that all they had was the clothes on their ...
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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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Kitchen Magic: Allergy-Friendly Apple Crisp With Aquafaba Vegan Whipped Topping

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Whip up some magic in your kitchen with aquafaba and apple crisp – free of the top 9 food allergens! Traditional whipped topping is made with milk. But with the help of aquafaba, you can make a fluffy, delicate, milk-free, vegan whipped topping to use on pies, desserts and even hot chocolate! You can also use it to make egg-free meringue. What is aquafaba? It’s the liquid from a can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas). It can also be used in various recipes in place of egg whites or whole eggs.
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Make This Easy Egg Substitute With Only Two Ingredients

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Egg can play different roles in recipes. Sometimes egg acts like the “glue” that helps keep ingredients together. Other times, egg helps with leavening to make foods like cake light and fluffy. But egg is one of the top 9 food allergens . Flax goo works well when you need a binder in a recipe such as for cookies or quick breads. Our friend Elena teaches us how to make this easy allergy-friendly egg substitute with flax seed and water. Watch on YouTube RELATED CONTENT: Banana bread recipe...
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Peanut-Free, Milk-Free Chocolate Buckeye Candy

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Allergy-Friendly Buckeyes: Peanut-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Original “buckeyes” are peanut butter balls partially dipped in chocolate. When you make them, you leave a small patch of peanut butter at the top to resemble the nut of the Ohio buckeye tree. This version can be made free of the top 9 allergens. Our friend Elena shows us how to make an allergy-friendly version you can adapt using safe ingredients for your child with food allergies. Watch...
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Easy and Delicious Milk-Free Cream Cheese Frosting

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Cream cheese frosting is versatile and delicious on cinnamon rolls, carrot cake, pumpkin muffins, or red velvet cake. You can make it milk free using your favorite safe margarine and cream cheese substitute. Our friend Elena is here to show us how. Watch on YouTube Milk-Free Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients 4 oz dairy-free margarine 4 oz dairy-free cream cheese alternative 2 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla RELATED CONTENT: Allergy-friendly carrot cake made without milk, egg, peanut,...
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Rising Star: 12-Year-Old Raises Food Allergy Awareness Through Music

Kids With Food Allergies ·
To raise food allergy awareness, Louis Martins used his musical talents. He released his first musical composition, “ Fulminare ,” on May 14, 2021, during Food Allergy Awareness Week. Louis and his parents, Claudia and Luis, talked to Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) about his passion for music and why supporting patient organizations that support people with food allergies is important. At only 12 years old, Louis has been playing the piano for nearly seven years. He also likes to write...
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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 Oobleck. Both of...
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Re: If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Trmnich ·
My son has been skin pricked tested 4 times and the last time 3 month ago his tree nut came back negative. All other three skin prick test came back 6+ peanuts & 3+ tree nuts I was suprised when tree nuts came back negative. We still keep him away from all tree nut just to be on the safe side but what are the chances of him outgrowing just the tree nut since he was 3+ before? He is will be 13 in May and is doing great being his own advocate of his allergy and we are very proud of him. We...
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Milk-Free Cheese Crisps - a Cheese Cracker Alternative

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Our friend Elena shows us how to make simple milk-free cheese crisps using only one ingredient – dairy-free cheese slices! They make a great snack to munch on after school, during family movie time, or after play time.
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