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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to gatordoc97 whose photo was chosen as the first winner of the campaign!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congrats to this Red Sox player, whose mom had this to say about him: "My little Red Sox Player! He faces allergies with bravery and determination. Michael would rather miss out on something than cause anyone around him to have to avoid a food they love. He's selfless and caring and our Super allergy Super Star! " Michael is the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt! Congrats, Michael!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to preciousangel who is today's winning photo! They are the winner of a prize package from Go Veggie and a KFA t-shirt!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our unicorn Gwen, who doesn't let her food allergies hold her back from enjoying Halloween! Gwen loves playing viola in school this year, doing crafts and hanging out with friends. She is the winner of a Go Veggie prize pack and a KFA t-shirt!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our final daily winner is Gatsby and Daisy who celebrated Halloween by eating mom's homemade, allergy-safe lollipops! Congratuations! We'll be announcing our 2 grand prize winners tomorrow!
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Re: Faces of Food Allergies - 7th Annual Halloween Costume Parade

Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our costume parade grand prize winners: Flying Genie and Nurse Bella! Genie is allergic to dairy, peanuts and tree nuts, but that does not stop her from flying high! Got food allergies? Nurse Bella is here to help! She has epinephrine and inhalers stocked at all times. A special thank you to GO Veggie! for sponsoring this event.
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Re: Wheat Allergy Alert: Tay Ho Cured Pork, Tay Ho Cured Pork Sausage, Don Cafe Cured Pork and Pate Gan Tay Ho Liverwurst Spread

KFA News Team ·
California Firm Recalls Additional Pork Products Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class II Recall 046-2013 Health Risk: Low Aug 29, 2013 Congressional and Public Affairs Adam Tarr (202) 720-9113 Editor's Note: This release is being reissued to expand the August 23, 2013 recall to include additional products and an additional allergen. WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2013 – Westlake Foods, a Santa Ana, Calif., establishment, is recalling a total of approximately 69,123 pounds of cured pork...
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Re: This Sunday! Join Us as We Take Strides for Safe Kids

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Fundraising Incentives Start your own fundraiser online to raise funds for Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. Our largest event and fundraiser of the year will be held on September 8, 2013, in Plymouth Meeting, PA. We invite you to to be a virtual fundraiser if you cannot attend the event. Both in-person and virtual fundraisers can earn incentives as a token of our appreciation for raising funds to support KFA's education, support and...
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Re: This Sunday! Join Us as We Take Strides for Safe Kids

Lynda ·
Yes! The World's only food allergy musician and entertainer, Kyle Dine, will be joining us as we take Strides for Safe Kids on Sunday, September 8th! Kyle has also agreed to lead our walk around the mall! Thanks to all who've signed up to join us - an d we are so very grateful to those of you who are fundraising to support our education, support and advocacy work to keep children with food allergies safe and healthy. http://www.strides4safekids.org/
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Re: This Sunday! Join Us as We Take Strides for Safe Kids

Lynda ·
We are just about ready to see many of you tomorrow! We are very excited and look forward to seeing all of those smiling little faces of your children. Thanks also to all of you who've donated. We are overwhelmed and humbled at your generosity, and promise to put your donations to work in educating families and communities about the seriousness of food allergies and how to keep kids with food allergies safe and healthy. Lynda Mitchell http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org ...
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Re: Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

MAM-mom ·
Great guide! I like the tips in the right corner, "Take all Food allergies seriously" and "Trace amounts of food can cause a reaction."
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Re: Gluten-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free Sweet Potato Bread

Kathy P ·
Note that this calls for a box of BREAD mix, not just the flour mix. There are other ingredients in there as part of the mix besides just the flour/starch. Here is a PDF of the bread mix label.
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by Colorado Wild Fire

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to Nicole Smith of Allergic Child, Katie Pritchard of Colorado Springs MOSAIC and Lisa Giuriceo of Food Allergy and Asthma Support of New Jersey for helping with this effort.
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by Colorado Wild Fire

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If you have been evacuated and are in need of food allergy friendly food or epinephrine auto-injectors, please contact Katie Pritchard at (719) 235-3277 or kpritchard@csmosaic.org !
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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: New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

LSK ·
Big "thumbs up" from our kid who is allergic to milk!
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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: Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Heddi ·
Thanks for providing this information. By the way, the link you've shared appears to be incorrect. I found the guideline listed above in: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Summary of the NIAID-sponsored Expert Panel Report (p. 9, 3.7).
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Re: Food Allergy Awareness: Does Exposure to Food Allergens Affect Outgrowing?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Heddi, thanks for posting the link to the expert panel report. That is the report published in the clinical literature ( Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ), which is the primary resource on this topic written for the clinician. The link we posted above is the NIH publication that is based on the Expert Panel Report and is written in plain language for patients, families and caregivers. Both are accurate references for the NIH Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food ...
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here is a picture from Carrie Black, one of KFA's long-time members, and OKC resident, who has helped with the recovery process: "Food allergy safe food for Moore citizens with special diets. Keep them coming!" --Carrie Black
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Peanut Free Planet is still accepting donations for the Oklahoma tornado disaster. Their first shipment has already been processed, but they will be sending another next week. Many allergy-friendly companies have also contributed. From Peanut Free Planet : "If you would like to send a food donation to the food allergy families that have been victims of the Oklahoma Tornado you can order on our site. PFP will cover the shipping of the gift DIRECTLY to the Oklahoma Food bank SPECIFICALLY SET...
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Re: How to Help Families with Food Allergies Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

Melanie Carver ·
Here are more images from Carrie Black showing the food being donated to families with food allergies. Families in the area are starting to receive these foods. Thank you!
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Re: New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

SOC Allergy Mom ·
We found these yesterday at our local Whole Foods. We just tried them and give them two thumbs up. My daughter is so excited to have her own popcorn!
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

MACEMama ·
I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are: While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in it would not (as it is not clearly listed as "milk."). I wonder if it gets off on the technicality that it has another milk ingredient with the word milk in it.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Colleen English Ross ·
Originally Posted by MACEMama: I came across a funky one while going through DS' candy tonight. I knew Tootsie Rolls have milk in them, but I was curiously reading the label while snacking on a lemon flavored one (habit ). Ingredients are: While the condensed skim milk does meet the plain English requirement for FALCPA labeling, the whey in it would not (as it is not clearly listed as "milk."). I wonder if it gets off on the technicality that it has another milk ingredient with the word milk...
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
If whey were the only milk-derived ingredient in it, it would still have to list MILK either in parentheses after the word whey (milk) or in an "Contains: Milk" statement. However, in this case, the common name (plain English) word Milk has already appeared once in the label and FALCPA says that the allergen only need to be declared once and doesn't have to be repeated with each derivative. See #1 on our FAQ on FALCPA as a reference:...
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Re: New: Daiya's Dairy-Free Soy-Free Sliced Cheese, Cream Cheese, and Pizza

LSK ·
We tried out one of the new Daiya pizzas today - thumbs up from both kids!
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Re: How to Make the Zebra Effect on Allergy-Friendly Cake

Melanie Carver ·
Hi Kim, Just be sure to read every ingredient label of every thing you use. Be aware that some ingredients in your kitchen may be contaminated if you ever double-dipped. The safest thing to do is buy all new ingredients. If you want to make a frosting/icing for this cake, you'll need to use milk and soy free shortening or margarine. Options are Earth Balance soy-free (red packaging) or coconut oil (among a few others). You can keep it simple and just do the solid fat (safe margarine or...
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Re: New Dairy-Free White Cheddar Puffs and Popcorn from Earth Balance

Melanie Carver ·
Product Review: We tried the Aged White Cheddar Puffs and really liked them. They are mild in flavor and not salty. I was worried that the puffs would have the texture of Styrofoam, but they didn't. They melt in your mouth. The entire bag was gone within minutes. If you like nutritional yeast, you'll like these Puffs. Views and reviews expressed by volunteers and staff reflect their personal opinions and not necessarily the views or opinions of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation.
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Re: Check Ingredient Statements on Halloween Candy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Colleen, I believe we are talking about the same issue. We are aware of the re-bagging issue--we included it under the Dum Dums/Spangler photo (second to last photo) and highlighted it as #3 at the top of the blog post: Quote: Quote: How parents choose to deal with this issue may vary. In our Halloween tips in other articles, we've shared ideas such as trading your child's bag of trick-or-treating candy for all safe candy, or for toys, etc. The tradition is sometimes called the Switch...
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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 ·
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: 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 ·
"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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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 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 ·
Spunky Camy has won a gift basket from Lucy's! Congratulations!
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Re: New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Spice Coatings from Namaste Foods

SMA0701 ·
Can't wait to try this product out!
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Re: New Food Find: The Vegan Answer to Doritos (Corn-Free, Gluten-Free Chips)

MACEMama ·
They sound delicious! Has anyone checked on whether they test for any of the other allergens besides gluten?
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Re: New Food Find: The Vegan Answer to Doritos (Corn-Free, Gluten-Free Chips)

Wooky's Mama ·
Until I call to find out details this kills it for us! "This product is manufactured on shared equipment also used for dairy, soy, corn and wheat", not their fault that my son is so allergic, but I am really tired of not finding truly safe chips for my severely dairy allergic son!
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Re: New Food Find: The Vegan Answer to Doritos (Corn-Free, Gluten-Free Chips)

Englishcandle ·
Our daughter is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts (we stay away from tree nuts and sesame too) and we found some great chips at Whole Foods that were safe for her. Good luck!
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Re: New Food Find: The Vegan Answer to Doritos (Corn-Free, Gluten-Free Chips)

cmr ·
Wooky's mama: Have you tried making your own corn or potato chips? It's pretty easy and nice to finally be able to relax when your LO eats something
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Re: New Food Find: The Vegan Answer to Doritos (Corn-Free, Gluten-Free Chips)

Native Touch CEO ·
Red Dye 40 (via Nacho flavored Doritos) just tried to kill my teenage daughter a week ago so I will email this to her as a suggested substitute. Thank you!
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Re: Canada's New Food Allergy Labels on Foods

MAM-mom ·
Hurrah for Canada! I can imagine some of our members might begin to consider a trip to our neighbors to the north since now they also have to label for sesame, sulphites, and mustard.
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Re: New Food Find: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Whoopie Pies

KFA Food Bloggers ·
These Whoopie Pies can be found in select Whole Foods Markets including Florida, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. They are also on their way to Freshmart in Puerto Rico, Organica Panama in Panama, and Turks and Caicos.
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Re: New Food Find: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Whoopie Pies

Kathy P ·
Oooooh.....gotta look for these!
 
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