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Re: Jackie was proud of her creation!

Eliezrah ·
Thanks! lol That's our craft spot. The kids are great at keeping everything on the drop cloth.
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Feeding Allergenic Foods to Babies and Pregnant or Nursing Moms

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Eat It or Avoid It? by Todd D. Green, MD, FAAAAI   Once you have a child who has severe food allergies and have experienced how hard it can be to keep that child safe, you naturally want to do anything you can to keep your next child (or...
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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 Foundation Says Pennsylvania Schools Should Stock Life-Saving Allergy Medications

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ALLERGY FOUNDATION SAYS PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOLS SHOULD STOCK LIFE-SAVING ALLERGY MEDICATIONS National Patient Organization Urges Governor Corbett to Sign Important Bill   The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today called on...
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Pennsylvania Schools to Protect Children from Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Signs House Bill 803, which Permits Schools to Store Epinephrine for Emergency Use & Train Employees to Administer Medication (Doylestown, PA) The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) today applauded Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett for signing legislation that allows Pennsylvania schools to protect children and adults from potentially life-threatening allergies. House Bill (H.B.) 803 permits schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine a...
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Clinical Trial Will Test Whether Omalizumab Can Reduce Food Allergy Reactions

KFA News Team ·
While experimental desensitization strategies are available in research settings, people with food allergies must avoid known allergens and are advised to carry injectable epinephrine to prevent potentially life-threatening allergic reactions caused by accidental exposures. To help alleviate this risk, a new study to evaluate an experimental treatment for food allergy launched today.
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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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Easy Cupcake Rosettes (Bakery-Style and Allergy-Friendly)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How to Make Allergy-Friendly, Bakery-Style Rosette Cupcakesby Laura Giletti You've made your cupcakes, you've made your frosting, but how can you make them a little prettier than simply spreading the frosting on top with a butter knife?...
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How to Make Dairy-Free White Chocolate

KFA Food Bloggers ·
If you’ve ever shopped for white chocolate, you may have noticed that it’s not particularly allergy friendly. Most of it carries nut cross-contact warnings, and it always contains both milk and soy. The few dairy-free white chocolates out there still contain soy. Not even Enjoy Life sells a top 8 free white chocolate. When I started thinking about this blog post, I wanted to bring white chocolate to the top 8 free community. TOP 8 FREE WHITE CHOCOLATE Ingredients 4 ounces food grade cocoa...
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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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10 Tips for Getting Your Child Off to a New School Safely

Kids With Food Allergies ·
NEW TO SCHOOL OR NEW TO FOOD ALLERGIES? My son graduated from college last year. Kindergarten was a long time ago for us. But, I can still remember how worried I was to send him off to a new school. I wasn't sure if the school was familiar with food...
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7 Tips for Safe Summer Playdates for Your Child With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer is a great time for kids to get together with friends and have fun. If your child has food allergies, it’s still possible to have wonderful playdates. Here are some things to remember, and some great ideas for fun things to do.
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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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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 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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If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FOOD ALLERGIES AND CROSS-REACTIVITY  by Vaishali Mankad, MD   A food allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a food.  The most common type of food allergy results from the immune system making a type of antibody called IgE...
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Food Allergy Emergency Form for Babysitters, Caregivers, Camps, and More

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Allergy Babysitter and Drop-Off Child Care Form Free! Download, print and use this form created for you by a collaborative effort of Kids With Food Allergies and AllergyHome.org, written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, edited by John Lee,...
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Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?

KFA Medical Advisors ·
What You Need to Know About Diagnostic Allergy Testing by David Stukus, MD Whenever I meet with families for the first time and ask the parents whether their child has any food allergies, I often hear the following reply: “I don't...
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Got Kids With Food Allergies? Tips for Babysitters, Parties, Playdates

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CELEBRATE NATIONAL ASTHMA & ALLERGY MONTH: JOIN US FOR A FREE WEBINAR! Parties, Playdates and Babysitters - Oh, My! Tips for Drop Off Parties, Playdates, and Using Babysitters and Caregivers In recognition of national Asthma and Allergy month, we are hosting a free online webinar (meeting) to help educate and spread awareness about how to care for a child with food allergies. Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano and Dr. Michael Pistiner will talk about safe transitions for children with food...
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Free Toolkit for Schools: Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kathleen McDarby, RN, MPH and program manager of the Food Allergy Management and Education toolkit shares the toolkit and how to use it to protect students with food allergies at your school. She is joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, a board...
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Summer Camp with Food Allergies (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), hosted a free educational webinar on March 10, 2015 called Off to Camp with Food Allergies.        The webinar featured Michael...
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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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What a Difference 50 Years Can Make: Managing Food Allergies in the 1960s vs. Now

Kids With Food Allergies ·
KFA member JoanMarie has had food allergies her entire life. She grew up in the 1960s when people didn’t have many safe food options, allergy-friendly recipes and epinephrine auto-injectors. In her story, she shares her experience to help us see how far food allergy management has come since then.
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What To Do If You Have Trouble Filling Your EpiPen® or Generic Epinephrine Prescription

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE – What we know as of June 6, 2019: ♦ The FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of 0.3mg EpiPens® to help with the production delays and shortage. See new expiration dates. ♦ Mylan, distributor of EpiPen®, issued a new statement about the status of their supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors . If you are having trouble getting your EpiPen® prescription filled, you can call Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 for assistance in locating alternative pharmacies . Mylan...
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Parties, Play Dates, Babysitters: How to Transition Care for Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free Video from Kids With Food Allergies Foundation: (Click the black square to view in full-screen) On May 28, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation hosted a free webinar with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Dr. Sarah Boudreau-Romano on...
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Preparing for School with Food Allergies and Asthma (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD, and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation answers common questions about how your allergist can help with back-to-school planning.
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Report: 150% Rise in ER Visits for Severe Allergic Reactions Among Children

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) released a report called Childhood Allergies in America. The study showed that allergy rates among children increased from 2010 to 2016. The study looked at about 9.6 million U.S. with health insurance, ages 18 and younger. It found that 18 percent of these children have allergies. They looked at anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction), dermatitis (inflamed skin or skin rash) and rhinitis (runny, stuffy nose).
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Inside the My Life With Food Allergy Report: When Should a Child Receive Epinephrine?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In August 2019, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their My Life With Food Allergy Parent Survey Report. The report highlights the significant social, emotional and financial impact food allergies can have on parents. Our findings also revealed that many children do not receive epinephrine when they are having a severe allergic reaction for many reasons. We asked Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral, to talk about these findings.
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Landmark Study May Change How We Feed Peanut Butter To Infants

Kids With Food Allergies ·
High-Risk Infants Fed Peanuts Developed Allergy At Lower Rate Than Other Babies - Study May Pave Way for New Prevention Strategies   Feeding peanut butter to infants at risk for developing peanut allergies prevented those same babies from...
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Milk Allergy Alert - Simply Life Brand Dark Chocolate

KFA News Team ·
FDA NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: March 17, 2014 Media Inquiries: Siobhan DeLancey, 301-796-4561, siobhan.delancey@fda.hhs.gov Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA Some lots of Simply Lite brand dark chocolate recalled Testing reveals significant...
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Safely Dispose of Your Allergy Medicines and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
It is important to get rid of expired and unused medicine safely. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is coming soon. There are several ways you can properly get rid of medicines, like epinephrine auto-injectors, prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
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The Future of Food Allergy: Developing New Treatments

KFA Medical Advisors ·
The future of food allergy: developing new treatments   by Michael H. Land, MD FAAAAI   I'm the father of a food allergic child. If you're reading this, I am guessing you or someone close to you has a food allergy. The minute you found out...
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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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Pairing Xolair (Omalizumab) with Oral Immunotherapy Improves Outcome for Milk Allergy

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Pairing Oral Immunotherapy with Biological Medication for Allergic Asthma Reduces Dosing-Related Side Effects and Time Needed to Reach Maintenance Dose   SAN DIEGO, CA – Omalizumab is an immunomodulator medication, which means it acts...
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Will Oral Food Challenges or Accidental Ingestions Make Your Child's Food Allergy Worse?

KFA News Team ·
If your child accidentally eats the food they avoid, will their food allergy last longer? What about purposely eating the food during an in-office food challenge? Have you avoided in-office food challenges because you’re afraid a reaction will make the allergy worse? A recently published study can put your mind at ease. What the study was about Researchers followed a group of 512 infants allergic to milk and egg . These babies also had a strong likelihood for peanut allergy. The researchers...
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