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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: The AllergyEats 2014 List of Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

sumo60 ·
When it is time to retest her allergies, her parents pick 6-8 possible allergens to test at that time. They are testing through blood tests once or twice a year. What gets tested depends on what she has been eating and what symptoms she has been having. So, when something has not been tested at one particular time, they continue to assume an active allergy based on prior testing and continue to avoid that food. Some foods are tested more frequently than others (e.g., dairy is tested most...
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Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On March 12, 2013, Kids With Food Allergies hosted a webinar on the topic of dining out with food allergies. Our guest speakers were Sloane Miller and Dr. Michael Pistiner. We thank Mylan, who provided the educational grant to make this webinar...
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Family Sues Panera After Child Has Allergic Reaction to Cheese Sandwich

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A family of a girl allergic to peanuts says a sandwich chain was negligent in making a grilled cheese sandwich, the Boston Globe reported Monday . The family sued Panera and a group of Panera franchises in New England. The little girl went to the hospital in the incident. A picture from the family shows a large dollop of peanut butter in the middle of the grilled cheese sandwich. Attorneys Mary Vargas and Laurel Francoeur filed the lawsuit last week in Massachusetts. According to the...
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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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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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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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British Airways Sets New Policy for Passengers with Nut Allergies

KFA News Team ·
British Airways is becoming the first major airline with an official policy asking passengers not to eat nuts in flight. The updated allergy-friendly policy took effect February 18, 2016. Passengers can still carry nutty foods and snacks aboard. But they will be asked not to eat them if they are sitting near a person with that allergy during the flight. When a passenger says they have a nut allergy, flight crews will make an announcement, said an airline spokesperson. Crews will make an...
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Camping with Food Allergies? Follow This Advice for Maximum Fun, Safety

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  Are you hesitant to head into the wilderness with food allergies? Don't be. Children are among those who can gain the most from nature—and children with food allergies are no exception.   You will enjoy the many entertaining and...
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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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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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2013 Food Allergy Webinar Series Highlights

Kids With Food Allergies ·
OUR EDUCATIONAL WEBINAR SERIES TEACHES PRACTICAL FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT The mission of Kids With Food Allergies is to improve the day-to-day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future...
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Food Allergy Facts and Myths Presented by Dr. Dave Stukus

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , hosted a webinar featuring David Stukus, MD.     Link to video on YouTube   We thank Dr. Stukus, a board-certified...
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Earn Incentives for Fundraising for Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

Lynda ·
Support our efforts to educate families and save children's lives, and you can earn some nice incentives as our way of saying, "thank you!" Now through the end of 2012, if you hold a fundraiser as part of our Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and...
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Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Food Network Competitor Chef Luca Della Casa Takes on Food Allergies If you’ve been watching the tenth season of The Next Food Network Star competition, you’ve probably seen Chef Luca Della Casa (and enjoyed his wonderful Italian accent)....
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Free Webinar: Food Allergy Confidence During the Holidays

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  RSVP:    Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, November 3, 2015 TIME:  1 PM – 2 PM Eastern time WHERE:  Your computer, iOS or Android device   The holiday season is coming! You may have...
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Valentine’s Day Provides Families with Teachable Moments About Potentially Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Basking Ridge, NJ, January 31, 2013 – Valentine’s Day brings the exchange of cards and candy, and marks a popular time for social events and dates involving food. But for parents whose children have life-threatening food allergies, it...
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The Day Everything Changed: Anaphylaxis in the Supermarket Leads Mom to KFA

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Christen Goolsby’s story is one that every parent of a child with food allergies can relate to. One day everything was fine. The next day, her little girl, Alanna, experienced an allergic reaction so severe it was life-threatening. And, as Christen explains, “from that day on, my life, her life—the life we had known before— changed forever.” The Goolsby family’s entry into the food allergy world started the day before the first day of school. Alanna was heading into first grade, and her...
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What a Middle Schooler Wants You to Know About Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Meet Nevada, an active seventh grader, who tells both younger students and adults about living a full life with food allergies. She participates in archery, track, and chorus and she is an excellent student in her Kentucky school. She’s active...
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Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Patients with Allergic Rhinitis May Have Lower Risk for Heart Attacks SAN DIEGO, CA – Research looking into the relationship between heart disease and allergic rhinitis has uncovered a potential correlation. A study presented at the...
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Plane Diverted After Girl's Allergic Reaction Mid-Flight

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A transatlantic flight made a U-turn two hours into the flight after a young girl experienced a severe allergic reaction to nuts.     The girl suffered anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction). She had never shown signs of allergy before....
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Possible Allergic Reactions to Antibiotics in Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it’s possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food.   An article published...
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Practical Food Allergy Management: A Quick Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Download this free quick guide to essential information for parenting a food-allergic child written by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, chair of the medical advisory team of Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of...
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4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Press Release:Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 Kids With Food Allergies Foundation Announces its 4th Annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk & Expo; Certificate of Appreciation for Representative Thomas Murt Kids With Food Allergies Foundation, a national charity, will hold its fourth annual Strides for Safe Kids Mall Walk and Expo this Sunday, September 9th, at the Plymouth Mall, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The yearly event will include the awarding of a...
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Prevent Allergic Reactions on Valentine's Day

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A recent survey revealed that as many as one in three children with life-threatening allergies have experienced anaphylaxis on Valentine's Day. The survey also found that teens who date are at the most risk of a reaction as less than half of parents...
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Orange is Not the New Black: Just Highly Allergenic for One Toddler

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Study highlights first report of severe allergic response to orange   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Many people don’t realize allergies and asthma go hand-in-hand, and about 90 percent of kids with asthma also have allergies. Even...
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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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Milk Allergy Alert - Ashdon Farms Brand and Girl Scouts of the USA Brand Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix

KFA Food Alerts ·
Ashdon Farms Issues Allergy Alert on Honey Mustard Pretzel Mix and Honey Mustard Mix For Immediate Release November 17, 2015 Contact Consumers Ashdon Farms  800-274-3666 Firm Press Release Ashdon Farms, Waukesha, WI 53188 is alerting consumers...
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School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life Three Rochester school staff members were honored for quickly assessing an allergic reaction and promptly treating a student for anaphylaxis.The parents of a 4-year old Rochester girl say they're...
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Generic Montelukast and Singulair Will Now Carry Stronger Warning Label About Possible Side Effects

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it is requiring a boxed warning – the agency’s most prominent warning – for montelukast (sold under the brand name Singulair and in generic form) to strengthen an existing warning about the risk of neuropsychiatric events associated with the drug, which is used to treat asthma and allergic rhinitis (hay fever).
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New Food Find: Single-Serve Peanut-Free Soy Butter

KFA Food Bloggers ·
Coming in late April or early May - Don't Go Nuts single-serve Soy Butter in five varieties. Great for packed lunches, snacks or traveling on the go. Don't Go Nuts products are organic, Non-GMO verified, and are produced in a brand new, peanut-free...
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Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Demystifying Oral Food Challenges by Nancy Polmear-Swendris, MS Ed, RN Perhaps your child has had a known food allergy for some time, and now there's reason to believe that the allergy may have been outgrown. Maybe you're in the initial diagnosis...
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Re: Connecting with the Medical Advisory Team of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation

Coral ·
My 9 year old girl is allergic to multiple foods , including soy , milk , oats , flour , milk , beans , pork , glutten , casein , coconut , onions , among others . Symptoms include itching , throat , esophagus and tongue . Apart from gastrointestinal problems , from chronic esophagitis to stomach ulcers . Your allergies increase since if consume the same food for long period creates allergies to it. No treatment has taken effect as a mother and I 'm desperate .
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Re: Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Erin@SafeSoundFamily ·
Great resource, thank you so much! Dining out with even minor food allergies can be absolutely daunting.
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Re: Dining Out with Food Allergies (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
About the Speakers Sloane Miller, food allergy advocate, author and life coach, is founder and President of Allergic Girl Resources, Inc., a consultancy devoted to food allergy awareness. Ms. Miller was born with food allergies and developed asthma and environmental allergies as a child. She consults with private clients, the healthcare, food and hospitality industries, government and not-for-profit advocacy organizations. Ms. Miller earned her Master of Social Work at the New York...
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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: Does Milk Allergy Affect Bone Health?

Nelli ·
I am mom of an 11 yo girl who was diagnosed with daily allergy when she was 3 months old. We try to make sure that she eats calcuim rich food and drinks calcuim fortified orange juice. however, being completely off any dairy products, I think leaves her with insufficient calcium intake. Her blood tests are normal for now. Does anyone have a good idea of might be "early preventative nutritional strategies" if the article seems to be point out that even calcium supplements have not been...
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

remo davis ·
Whenever we give egg to our child he vomits.I didnt knew about egg allergy. Initially we thought it is because the child hates egg or may be due other stomach problems.So we didnt often gave egg to him thinking the child may not like it .It was his baby sitter from Wee watch at Ontario made us realize that the child may be suffering from egg allergy.Soon we consulted with a doctor .Great blog!
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kathy P ·
Welcome to KFA Remo! I'm glad you have someone who helped connect the dots for the egg allergy. Please let us know how we can help! We can help w/ egg free recipes or navigating starting school or dealing with less than supportive relatives.
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kelly02 ·
We are so fortunate to have the author of this article on our son's team at the University of Michigan Food Allergy Clinic. His oral food challenges have been positive experiences for us...have gone just as Nancy explained, and with wonderful follow-up. Our son has passed heated milk, baked egg, and most recently all dairy. On Jan 16, his 10th birthday, he completed his 24 day incremental dairy introduction into his diet after passing his oral challenge in the clinic on December 23. He had...
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Jake's mom ·
What I wonder about are those stories that you hear about children dying because they ingested a small amount of an allergen, even after epi pens were used. How can we be sure the first tiny bite will not become our worst nightmare?? My son's allergist has recommended a food challenge but I can not bring myself to do this because of this fear. We would all love to know for sure though if he is allergic to some of these foods, since at this time he is diagnosed with 15 food allergies.
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Jen ·
Welcome to posting. . The thing to remember is that these challenges take place in a drs office, under medical supervision. They can catch a possible rxn at the first sign. This is different than those cases of accidental ingestion of a small amount where it may not be initially obvious that a. Any allergen was consumed and/or b. a reaction is occurring. Both of those situations could lead to a delay in giving epinephrine. Another thing to remember is that many cases of anaphylaxis self...
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Lynda ·
Hi Jake's mom, I've been through a couple of office-based food challenges. And I know what you mean about being hesitant. I took a while before I had the courage to schedule them. Besides what Jen already explained, one additional point is that they start very slowly. They may just touch the food to the lips, for instance. Then wait 15-20 and see what happens. The incrementally go up from there, waiting between doses to see if any reaction occurs. Your allergist may be able to give you some...
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

SarahElizabeth ·
They gave me one of these tests to check if had a carrot allergy, and another to test my pepper allergy. I failed both, and ended up in the ER both times because one EpiPen dose couldn't calm down the reaction. They wanted to do more oral tests to make sure my blood tests for the other allergies were accurate, but my mom won't schedule them because she thinks it's too dangerous to try them right now. Any advice on how to talk to her about this?
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Re: Demystifying Oral Food Challenges

Kathy P ·
Did they do them slowly starting w/ a small amount of the food? We've only done one here and it failed very early on when the doc dabbed some on my dd's tongue. The challenge was stopped right then. This webinar might have more info about how to decide which challenges might be reasonable.
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Re: Do the Food Allergen Labeling Laws Apply to Cosmetics?

K8sMom2002 ·
@texasgirl Just wondering what the company name was you had found ... DD has to avoid corn, and that can be hard for a girl who likes makeup as much as she does!
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Re: What a Middle Schooler Wants You to Know About Food Allergies

kellyminelly ·
What a great article by a very brave and responsible girl! And kudos to her mom too, for doing such a great job educating her daughter to advocate for herself and being so diligent with her family's food and epi-pens. I just got a lot of great ideas for my daughter who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, sesame and sunflower. Thank you!
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Re: What a Middle Schooler Wants You to Know About Food Allergies

leetles ·
Originally Posted by kellyminelly: What a great article by a very brave and responsible girl! And kudos to her mom too, for doing such a great job educating her daughter to advocate for herself and being so diligent with her family's food and epi-pens. I just got a lot of great ideas for my daughter who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, eggs, sesame and sunflower. Thank you! Thank you. I am very proud of her.
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Re: Generic Montelukast and Singulair Will Now Carry Stronger Warning Label About Possible Side Effects

FineSilver.99 ·
Hi, Thank-you for sending the info. on Singular!! I had told one Dr. many years ago, that it was causing insomnia, and the dosage was too high. I had asked for a children's dosage,but she said , "No, the insurance would not cover it". I quit taking it. Sincerely, Terri
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Re: Generic Montelukast and Singulair Will Now Carry Stronger Warning Label About Possible Side Effects

Will Way ·
Wow! This is frightening! I will be talking to our allergist about taking my son off of this medication.
 
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