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Is Your Child the Face of Food Allergies?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You can raise awareness by adding your child's photo to our seventh annual Faces of Food Allergies photo album. If your child is one of the millions of children with a food allergy, upload their picture to our photo-sharing campaign. Their face will become part of our featured slideshow! You will also be entered to win an allergy-friendly gift pack from Enjoy Life Foods.
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424Mom ·
My fa angel, Elena ��
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our first winner Samantha an her mom Jamie! "Having a life-threatening food allergy, we truly appreciate KFA, and everyone who helps make schools and communities safe for kids like Sammy."
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Katie D ·
Congrats Samantha and Jamie!!
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our second winners Preslie and Cash an their mom Pattie! "Food Allergies are a big part of our lives. Instead of them defining us, we use our kid's food allergies as a chance to advocate and educate others." - Pattie
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our third winner Sierra an her mom Heidi! "My food allergies won't stop my feet from dancing!" - Sierra "We are very thankful for this website! It has helped A LOT especially when she was diagnosed with food allergies when she was 1! She is the only one in our family that has had food allergies, so it was really a hard at first trying to figure out what foods she could eat! Great community to be a part of!" - Heidi
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our fourth winner Donald and his mom Sherril! "All I can say is don't let food allergies stop you."
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our fifth winner Brendan and his mom Bridget! "Brendan is becoming his own food allergy advocate. He hopes to help spread food allergy awareness and support other children as he gets older." - Bridget
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our sixth winner Vera and her mom Amy! "We are so grateful there is an organization that makes our daughter's seemingly isolated food allergy struggle a little more commonplace - where we can find resources and support, and share stories with an exclusive community that understands the daily effort it takes to keep our little ones safe." - Amy
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our sixth winner Jaelen and his mom Emily! " Our son has multiple, life-threatening food allergies, but he never lets them slow him down. We are thankful for organizations like KFA that offer support and resources for families like ours." - Emily
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Kathy P ·
Congratulations to our grand prize winner Hailey and her mom Elizabeth! " Enjoy life, always advocate for yourself and spread awareness. Never be afraid to try new foods and always have your Epi-Pen with you!" - Elizabeth
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Food Allergy Research Review, April-June 2017

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies will recap some of the top research in food allergies every three months. Here is a look at studies reported between April and June 2017. Read about how environment can trigger eosinophilic esophagitis, how many kids are taking life-saving medicines to camp and more.
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Click Here to Spread Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and Food Allergy Awareness Week begins on Sunday, May 13. Parents of kids with food allergies are keenly aware of food allergies every day! All through the month of May, we will focus on educating others about the challenges of managing food allergies and why we ask for the accommodations we do.
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Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What is your big idea for a solution that will improve the lives of children (and adults) with food allergies? Share a photo of you, your child or family on our online community and caption the image with your idea for change. We will pull all the ideas and photos together to create a pictorial report to share with our community, advocates, industry leaders and policymakers. Let’s spark change today, together! Five entries will win a prize package!
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Isabella and her mom Lina would like to see better manufacturing processes and consistent labeling for potential cross contamination. What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Add your photo today! Five winners will be selected during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our first 2018 Faces of Food Allergies winner! Jacob and his mom Wendy would love to see schools promote awareness of food allergies so other people realize it is not a choice, and is not something to be made fun of. #StopFoodAllergyBullying What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Five winners will be selected during...
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Heidi M. and her daughter Calee want to have top 8 allergen free menu options daily at all public schools. What's your idea for change? Upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change. Images will be added to our mosaic on the facesoffoodallergies.org page. Five winners will be selected during Food Allergy Awareness Week!
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our next Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! There is still time to enter! These brothers think supermarkets should have posters about the food allergies so as to remind people buying groceries to keep allergic friends in mind and to just bring public awareness.
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Re: Share Your Idea for Change in Our Annual Faces of Food Allergies Photo

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to our final Faces of Food Allergies Ideas for Change Winner!! Melissa and her son want better food allergy accommodations at summer camps. Thank you to everyone who shared their photos and idea for change. The contest is over, but you can still upload a photo of you, your child or family and caption the image with your idea for change to add your voice. We will be using these photos and captions to create a report to advocate for change.
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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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Michele_rupertbear ·
To follow: for allergies she is on Zyrtec, budesonide nasal, pazeo, eucrisa, various topical steroids, dulera, spiriva, and prn duoneb, Benadryl, hydtoxyzine, epinephrine. Has hashimotos and iatrogenic adrenal insufficiency too. Plus pots and migraines. So, other meds for those.
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Michele_rupertbear ·
Hi; DD is fragile atopic; the idiopathic uticatia dx was used to fast track xolair approval. Long story, involving immune dysfunction and NIH, but she’s on cell cept now and feeling better. That would not typically be a path for a fa kid.
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Michele_rupertbear ·
FYI, my child took xolair for idiopathic urticaria (related to high ige levels). She had an allergic reaction to injectable. Not common, but a known side effect in small population.
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Momofthree ·
Welcome to KFA Michele! I am so sorry your child had a reaction to the Xolair! What other ways are you treating the idiopathic uticaria?
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K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs, Michele! Your story is a great reminder that we are all unique, and each medication has its own risks and benefits that can differ from patient to patient. So glad she's doing better now, and I know the reaction had to be plenty scary!
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Nutfreemama1 ·
So I believe this approval means it can be used in general as a protection against anaphylaxsis from food on its own and then also in conjunction w/ OIT. Anyone know if there is still a 6 year old age minimum? looking/googling
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Dean, Age 1.

JinaG ·
Dean, Age 1.
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New Food Find: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Bread

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Rudi's Gluten-Free has revealed a new sandwich bread for those with wheat allergy, gluten intolerance, celiac disease, milk allergy or soy allergy - Double Fiber Sandwich Bread: Source: Twitpic from Rudi's Gluten-Free   They also have new...
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New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Cookies Made in a Dedicated Allergy-Free Facility

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Food Find for Multiple Food Allergies: Cybele's Free-to-Eat CookiesCybele Pascal revealed a new line of allergy-friendly, certified gluten-free, vegan and Kosher cookies at the Natural Products Expo West last month. The cookies come in three...
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New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly Spice Coatings from Namaste Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
New Food Find: Namaste Foods Spice Coatings Free of Multiple Allergens Namaste Foods introduces four new gluten-free coating mixes made with flax meal and whole grain flours:Italian HerbHot 'n SpicyHomestyleBarbecueThese spice coatings can be used on...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Outgrowing Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know?Most children eventually outgrow milk, egg, soy, and wheat allergy. Fewer children outgrow peanut and tree nut allergy. Outgrowing a childhood allergy may occur as late as the teenage years. Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the...
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Parents Give Variety of Reasons for Putting Off Food Challenges

KFA News Team ·
What causes parents to delay an oral food challenge for their children?   An oral food challenge (OFC) is the only way to determine whether a food allergy exists. Sometimes both the child and the parent can be nervous about eating a food they...
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Modern Family Star, Julie Bowen, Talks About Anaphylaxis

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Family Circle shares a Q&A with actress Julie Bowen who recently has been spreading awareness about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction. Julie Bowen's son is allergic to peanuts, walnuts and bees, and has partnered with Mylan Specialty to raise awareness through the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis initiative. "As my son gets older, I cant be with him all the time, protecting him. So, I need to know that when I cant be with him, the people...
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New Allergy-Friendly Snack Bars and Cereal from Enjoy Life Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This week, Enjoy Life Foods has made two big announcements.   The first is that due to popular demand, they are bringing back Perky's Crunchy Rice cereal (originally called Nutty Rice).  It is gluten-free, free of the top 8 allergens (milk,...
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New Food Find: Allergy-Friendly, Kid-Approved Cereals

KFA Food Bloggers ·
An Australian company with eight different types of kid-friendly, "free-from" cereals recently arrived in America.   Freedom Foods  began 20 years ago Down Under. They operate a state-of-the-art factory, making a variety of rice, corn,...
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New Allergy-Friendly, Vegan Baking Mixes from Zema's Madhouse Foods

Kids With Food Allergies ·
There is a new option on the market for making allergy-friendly baked goods. Zema's Madhouse Foods is certified gluten-free, Kosher, vegan, non-GMO and their facility is free of the top 8 allergens (milk, egg, soy, wheat, peanut, tree nut, fish,...
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Food Allergy Awareness: Before Leaving Emergency Care

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Did you know? Before leaving emergency medical care, your healthcare professional should provide the following:An epinephrine auto-injector or a prescription for two doses and training on how to use the auto-injector A follow-up appointment or...
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Soy Alert - Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen

KFA Food Alerts ·
Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Beef and Pork Products Due To Misbranding and an Undeclared Allergen Class II Recall 059-2015 Health Risk: Low Apr 11, 2015 Congressional and Public Affairs Whitney Joy  (202) 720-9113 WASHINGTON, April 11, 2015 ...
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Faces of Food Allergies 2016

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Faces of Food Allergies 2016
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The show must go on!

3greatkids ·
The show must go on!
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Sweet Nicole

Carly Bowersock ·
Sweet Nicole
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Infant Fed Only Almond Milk Develops Scurvy from Lack of Nutrients

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent report shows the dangers of feeding infants alternative milks instead of breast milk or formula. Doctors diagnosed an 11-month-old infant with scurvy, according to a report in Medical Daily . The baby boy was breastfed for two months. He developed a skin condition due to suspected milk allergy and his diet was changed to just almond milk. The almond milk caused a lack of nutrition, including vitamin C. The baby had bone fractures and was immobile. Doctors diagnosed him with scurvy.
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10 Shareable Images for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As part of our awareness activities for Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16), we've created the following infographics for you to share on social media.   Together, we can raise awareness about the serious nature of food allergy and the need...
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#1in13 US Children Has a Food Allergy - Including Mine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids with food allergies need to be careful about what they eat and touch. Foods that seem “safe” can have hidden allergens and cause a reaction. With careful planning, a parent can make sure their child has safe food to eat. They also...
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Ready-to-Spread Frosting from Cherrybrook Kitchen

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dairy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting From Cherrybrook Kitchen:"All ready-to-spread frostings are prepared in a peanut-free and tree-nut free facility. The frostings are prepared on dedicated equipment that does not...
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