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Allergy-Friendly Food Drive: Help North Carolina Families Affected by Hurricane Matthew

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE 10/16/16: additional food bank options and Amazon wish lists. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), is asking you to help families in North Carolina in the aftermath of severe flooding from Hurricane Matthew. At least 22 people there died due to the storm. This is the worst flooding the state has seen since 1999. One of KFA's community members told us she was trapped in her house for days feeding her baby nothing but...
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Allergy-Friendly Recipes You Can Make With the Kids to Celebrate Mom on Mother's Day

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Mother's Day is just around the corner. Mother's Day is also the start of Food Allergy Awareness Week . Celebrate all mom does to keep kids with food allergies safe and healthy with special treats. With stay-at-home orders and physical distancing in place, celebrating mom will look different this year. You may be able to order brunch from her favorite restaurant for pickup or delivery. Or order her favorite dessert from a bakery. But if that is not an option, you can still show mom your love...
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Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on September 22, 2015 about Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas. Registered dietitian Debra Indorato and blogger Keeley McGuire gave parents creative, nutritious and inspirational lunch ideas.  ...
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Allergy-Friendly Streusel Layered Coffeecake

KFA Food Bloggers ·
by Kate Pietrak   When Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) asked me to take part in their food blogging series, I was excited, but not quite sure which recipe would be the best to share with you. When KFA suggested a coffeecake, it immediately brought...
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How to Make the Zebra Effect on Allergy-Friendly Cake

Kids With Food Allergies ·
You can use this technique from Kathy P and apply it to any safe cake recipe  and make an assortment of flavors.   Vegan Zebra Cake by Kathy Przywara Makes an 8 or 9" cake   1 1/2  cups  flour...
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Webinar: Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Anaphylaxis in America: A Look at the Landmark Study  RSVP: Reserve your seat by registering WHEN: Monday, November 18th, 2013 TIME: 4 pm Eastern (1 pm Pacific) WHERE: Your computer, iOS or Android device Join us online at a webinar about the...
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Anaphylaxis in America Research Study Review with Dr. Robert Wood (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on November 18, 2013 featuring guest speaker Robert A. Wood, MD, chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at Johns Hopkins. Dr....
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Answers to Your Questions about Section 504 Plans (Free Webinar 8/26)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE Webinar Presented by Kids With Food Allergies (KFA): Your Questions About Section 504 Plans   RSVP:  Register Now! WHEN: August 26, 2014 at 1 pm Eastern | 10 am Pacific WHERE: Your computer, iPhone or Android device   The legal...
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Ask the Allergist and Pharmacist about Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   Everything You Wanted To Know About Epinephrine And More RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014 TIME:  7:00 pm Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device...
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Live Q&A: Dining Out With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR: Dining Out With Food Allergies - Ask The Experts Register to submit your questions and then join our live discussion on eating out with food allergies. Our expert panel will answer your questions, share tips and personal stories, and...
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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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Asthma & Allergy Foundation's New CEO Hits-the-Ground, Pedaling

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patient Advocate and Avid Tandem Cyclist to Lead Change at Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.     WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When the Asthma and...
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Asthma and Allergy Survey: Students Need Your Feedback for Special AAFA and KFA Survey

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our names are Sahil Ahuja, Lauren Perry, Aymen Saleem, and Mathangi Sridharan, and we are students at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. We are completing a project to evaluate the communication channels of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Kids With Food Allergies . Here is a survey that will assist us in our communications audit. The goal of this survey is to gain insights into the opinions of AAFA’s customers--you. We would greatly appreciate your...
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Asthma and Food Allergy Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a free educational webinar on October 17, 2013 featuring guest speaker David Stukus, Director of the Specialty Asthma Clinic, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and a member of KFA's Medical Advisory Team. Dr. Stukus...
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Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This content has been updated for 2014 and can be found here: http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/commercially-available-epinephrine-auto-injectors-available-with-a-prescription-in-the-united-states-2014   Commercially Available...
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Back To School Homework: Keeping Students with Food Allergies Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has many free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to use to prepare for the upcoming school year and keep students with food allergies safe. Archived...
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Back-to-School Resources for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is back in session! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) has a lot of resources for parents and schools so you can keep children with food allergies safe. Many of the resources below come with printable PDFs you can use for reference or share. And you can find more articles, tips and tricks on our KFA school resources page.
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Baking Without Milk, Eggs, Soy, Wheat, Gluten and Nuts

Kids With Food Allergies ·
 This is the video recording from the live webinar Kids With Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) presented on 11/28/12. Our guest speaker was Colette Martin, author of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free. Topics include replacements for milk,...
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Be Prepared for Emergency Reactions With KFA’s Medicine Bags

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When your child has a life-threatening food allergy, it’s important to carry your child’s emergency medicines everywhere you go. We offer medicine bags in different sizes to help you remember to take them with you. Each bag is made of neoprene and has a zippered closure to keep your medicine secure. You can even buy an extra one to give to your child’s teacher or caregiver as an easy way to store their medicines. Shop for these bags and more KFA gear in our online store. Your purchase helps...
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Breaking News: FDA Approves Palforzia, a Ground-Breaking Peanut Allergy Oral Immunotherapy Treatment

KFA News Team ·
On Jan. 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its approval of Aimmune Therapeutics’ peanut treatment, Palforzia, for children ages 4 to 17. This is big news for the food allergy community. Food allergies put a significant mental, social and financial burden on families. Until now, strict avoidance has been the only way to avoid allergic reactions. Palforzia may give many families managing peanut allergies more freedom and greater quality of life.
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Bridget Shows Off Her Epinephrine on the Golf Course

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Our June 2015 winner of our year-long  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine campaign is her own food allergy advocate!   Bridget is five-and-a-half years old and lives with her little brother and parents in Everett, WA. This...
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Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help   by Karen Stickler , PsyD, MA   If nearly 35 percent of children aged 5 and older with food allergies are bullied [1] , how can we prepare our children and keep them safe?   Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life and distress in children and their parents. Bullying victims can be at increased risk for suicide. In addition, bullying of children with food...
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Can the Use of Antihistamines for Anaphylaxis Delay Emergency Treatment?

KFA News Team ·
New research suggests that giving antihistamine medicine to a child experiencing anaphylaxis--a sudden and severe allergic reaction that can quickly be fatal--usually does more harm than good by delaying emergency treatment.
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Canadian Researchers Talk To Teens with Food Allergies About Staying Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As parents of children with food allergies, we often come to the KFA Community when our kids are young. Someday, they will be teenagers and moving towards independent adulthood. But as teenagers, they are at a higher risk for fatal food allergy...
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Celebrate Dad with an Allergy-Friendly Menu

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Wishing all of the dads raising kids with food allergies a very special day! Father's Day is about getting together as a family to celebrate all the great dads in your life. Dads raising kids with food allergies have an extra tough job and we thank them for all they do.
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Celebrate Pi(e) Day 2016 with #Pi4All Allergy-Friendly Pie Photo Contest

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In honor of Pi Day (3.14), So Delicious® Dairy Free is hosting its second annual Instagram contest called Pi(e) 4 All (#Pi4All), celebrating allergy awareness. For every photo of allergy-friendly pie uploaded to Instagram, and tagged with #Pi4All and @so_delicious, between Saturday, March 12 and Monday, March 14, So Delicious will donate $3.14 to KFA. Additionally, one lucky winner will receive a Visa gift card worth $314 for their photo!
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Celebrate Pi(e) Day with #Pi4All Allergy-Friendly Pie Photo Contest

Kids With Food Allergies ·
So Delicious® Offering  #Pi4All Photo Contest to Raise Funds, Awareness for Kids With Food Allergies So Delicious® Dairy Free is launching a fun way for you to celebrate this historic Pi Day, raise money and awareness for Kids With Food...
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Celebrate Valentine's Day With L-O-V-E

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As a child growing up with food allergies, Halloween and Valentine’s Day were two days of the year that I would really notice that I was different. Valentine’s Day is a holiday focused on sweets and candies that show your love for others, but for me, these sweets and candies are filled with ingredients that can send me to the hospital. So how can we make this holiday something special, but also safe for those with food allergies? I am thankful to have people in my life that have always gone...
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Celebrate Your Favorite Allergy-Friendly Cooks on Mother's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Moms, grandmas and aunts all love making their favorite kids, who just happen to have food allergies, safe meals and treats. Show them how much that means with the perfect gift on Mother’s Day, which is also the first day of Food Allergy Awareness Week.
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Celebrating Birthdays with Food Allergies (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
(Resources mentioned in this video are available below.) Get inspired on how to celebrate birthdays despite dietary restrictions! As parents, we want our children to have the very best birthdays, and it is possible to throw wonderful parties...
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Celebrating Teal Pumpkins Across the U.S.

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In 2012, when a five-year-old boy with food allergies took a pumpkin and painted it teal, he had no clue he was starting a Halloween trend. Not only did he paint a teal pumpkin, he put out some non-food treats too. His mom, Becky Basalone, a leader of FACET (Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee), thought this was a great idea. This way, children with food allergies would have something for their treat bag. Other support groups loved the idea, since teal is the color of food allergy...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Celebrating Thanksgiving – Focus on the Day, Not on the Food by Tami L. Pyles My family manages food allergies on a daily basis - and our job becomes even more important as we head into the holiday season.  As we begin our...
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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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College Student with Food Allergies Relies on Friends to Help Keep Herself Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
How is Valentine's Day different when you are diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 19? Kylee Christensen is 21 and is a college junior studying criminal justice in Illinois. At 19, she had a severe allergic reaction and was diagnosed allergic to multiple foods. Kids With Food Allergies and Kylee recently chatted online about how she manages romance, food allergies and college friendships while away at school. We spotted Kylee when she posted a picture of an "emergency box" she keeps in...
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College Student with Food Allergies Shares How to Never Forget Your Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Austin, our first college student winner in our  #‎WhereInTheWorldIsMyEpinephrine   year-long campaign. The Minnesota teen is allergic to peanuts, cashews and bananas. Austin and his family win their choice of $400 worth...
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Colorado Floods: How to Help Families with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, is asking you once again to help our fellow families in Colorado who have been burdened, displaced or evacuated due to extreme floods. Families who...
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Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States (2014)

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit the www.auvi-q.com website for details...
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Common Allergy Myths Debunked

Kids With Food Allergies ·
ACAAI Annual Meeting November 2013 — KFA Medical Advisor, Dr. David Stukus, tackled common allergy myths at a workshop at the ACAAI annual meeting. 10 topics that are common offenders of misinformation:Egg Allergy and Flu Vaccine, MMR...
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Congress to Pass Spending for Food Allergy Research

KFA News Team ·
On Dec. 16, 2019, Congress released a spending package to keep the government funded for 2020. This plan includes two big wins for food allergy research.
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Coping with Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on August 11, 2015 on Coping With Food Allergy Anxiety: Back to School and More. Dr. Gianine D. Rosenblum is a New Jersey psychologist in private practice and a parent to a child with food...
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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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Current Topics in Food Allergy Law (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar on December 1, 2015 called Current Topics in Food Allergy Law. Our webinar featured the Allergy Law Project. The Allergy Law Project is a blog run by three lawyers, all of whom have personal experience with food allergies: Laurel Francoeur, Esq., Mary Vargas, Esq. and Homa Woodrum, Esq. The three attorneys shared their legal perspective about the connection between the law and...
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Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Rainbow Cake Surprise

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For our final day of KFA's Cake Week, our guest blogger is Dr. Meg Edison from Speedbump Kitchen, who is also a medical advisor for KFA. Rainbow Surprise Cakeby Megan Edison, MD I’ve made this a few times now, with bright colors and with...
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Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free Crockpot Lasagna Recipe

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Many KFA members love the convenience of a slow cooker (crockpot), especially on days when the family’s activities will keep everyone busy in the hour before dinner time. With a slow cooker you can do all of the prep work earlier in the day (or...
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DBV Resubmits Viaskin Peanut Allergy Treatment to FDA

KFA News Team ·
DBV Technologies, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the submission of its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Viaskin® Peanut for the treatment of peanut-allergic children ages 4 to 11 years.
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FREE Webinar: Money Saving Ideas for Families with Food Allergies

KFA News Team ·
FREE Webinar: Money saving ideas for families with food allergiesMany families managing diets for food allergies have to juggle the cost of allergen-friendly food, medical nutritional formulas, rising costs of health insurance, prescriptions and...
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FREE Webinar: What Parents Need to Know About Food Allergies in School

Melanie Carver ·
FREE Webinar: What Parents of Children with Food Allergies Need to Know About Food Allergy in School Many parents don't know where to start when they need to send their children off to school with food allergies. Attend this free webinar and you will...
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Glass Mosaic Created for KFA, AAFA to Be Unveiled at May 30 Celebration

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) became part of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) two years ago, its leadership knew that someday they would want something unique created to signify the uplifting spirit and philosophy of KFA...
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Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe Free of Top 8 Allergens

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Gluten-Free Peach Cobbler Recipe, Top 8 Free, Allergy Friendly by Heidi Bayer I look forward to making gluten-free, allergen-free peach cobbler every summer. I prefer fresh peaches from the farmer’s market, but frozen peaches work just...
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Meet Heidi Bayer: Food Allergy Parent, New Chairwoman of AAFA's Board of Directors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
In the earliest days of Kids With Food Allergies, a young television executive named Heidi Bayer turned to KFA to help figure out how to feed and care for her baby girl with multiple food allergies. She connected with KFA’s founder Lynda...
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