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Is Your City an Asthma Capital?

Does your child with food allergies also have asthma? Asthma is greatly influenced by where you live. On Sept. 14, AAFA released its 2022 Asthma Capitals™ report. The latest report has information on how location influences asthma in cities across the continental U.S. Read the report to see where your city ranks.

[SPONSORED] Parent Perspectives: Sending a Child With Food Allergies to School

Sending your child to school can be emotional for parents of kids with food allergies. Enjoy Life Foods' Barb Pritikin and some of KFA's community members share their experiences sending their children with food allergies to school. Read their thoughts and helpful tips on our blog.



This is a sponsored post and is not an endorsement of any company or its products, nor is it a guarantee of a product’s safety. The funding we received for this advertisement helps support our no-cost food allergy programs.

Are You Ready for a Natural Disaster?

Across the U.S., people are facing floods and wildfires while hurricane season is still at its peak. If you're at risk of being evacuated, losing power, or being stranded without access to safe foods and medicines, plan ahead to make managing food allergies easier. Read our tips for preparing for a natural disaster with food allergies.

NEWS AND RESEARCH

Nasal Epinephrine Study Shows Positive Results

Bryn Pharma LLC recently completed a study of its UTULY™ epinephrine nasal spray to see how it compared to epinephrine delivered by an auto-injector. The study showed positive results. Read the press release to learn more.

Does Your Child Have Moderate to Severe Eczema?

Doctors at NIH are looking for children between 3 and 21 years old who may be eligible for a study. Participants will receive:

  • Medications and guidance for treating allergy and eczema at no cost to you

  • Allergy testing and evaluation

Call or email to learn more:
NIAIDFARS2@nih.gov
301-761-7565
 
AAFA is not directly involved in this clinical research. We are sharing this information from the NIH with our community.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Can My Child With a Milk Allergy Take a Medicine Containing Lactose?

One KFA community member wonders if lactose found in some medicines, such as certain asthma inhalers, is safe for their child with a milk allergy. An allergist shares insight on whether or not lactose in medicines is a concern and what options you have if your child has a milk allergy.

 

Oral Food Challenges: Doctor's Office or Hospital?

If your child has an oral food challenge, are you more comfortable having it done in the doctor's office or at a hospital? One parent is looking on thoughts from other caregivers about what option they should choose for their child's upcoming challenge. Share your thoughts and experience on our community.

Do you have a question for an allergist or would you like to talk to other parents and caregivers managing food allergies? Visit the AAFA site to submit your questions to our Ask the Allergist service or start a discussion on KFA's online support community.

RECIPES AND FOOD

Need a chocolate fix? Whether you love cake, cookies, or candies, KFA has several allergy-friendly chocolate recipes that will hit the spot. Check out the recipes below or search for more in our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection.

Can be made without egg, fish, milk, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat
Can be made without egg, fish, milk, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat
Can be made without egg, fish, milk, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat
Can be made without egg, fish, milk, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat
Can be made without egg, fish, milk, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat

FOOD ALLERGY RECALLS

8 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens and an Ingredient Change Alert

Whole Foods Market Organic Creamy Caesar Dressing (undeclared soy and wheat) and Publix GreenWise Animal Crackers (undeclared coconut) are among the foods recently recalled. Chick-fil-A also announced an ingredient change in their grilled chicken products. They now contain milk. Be sure to check our list of recent recalls.

Similac Production Has Restarted

Abbott restarted production of Similac baby formula in their Michigan facility. Shipping is expected to start in the next few weeks. Learn more.

WEBINARS

ICYMI: Therapies for Managing Severe Asthma

If you have severe asthma or care for someone who does, watch the recorded webinar, “Breathe Easier with Severe Asthma: The Role of Current and Future Therapies in Reducing Exacerbations and Gaining Control of Your Symptoms,” available on demand. The webinar covers the multiple factors involved in asthma inflammation, current management strategies, and the role of new biologic treatments. Watch now!

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SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Managing food allergies, reading labels, and creating safe spaces for kids with food allergies can be difficult for families. Our mission to save lives and reduce the burden of food allergies focuses on empowering families to confidently manage food allergies and create a safe and healthy future for their children.

It is easier to manage food allergies with encouraging support. You can be part of our mission that makes a difference in the lives of families raising children with food allergies. Please consider donating to KFA today. 

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Did You Miss Our Last Issue?

If you didn't get a chance to read our August 2022 issue, check it out to learn more about KFA's school resources, AAFA's food allergy advocacy efforts, recipes for healthy after-school snacks, and more.
 

Thank you for your continued support.
Kids With Food Allergies is the food allergy division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. 
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