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With Many Thanks

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We thank you for believing in our mission and partnering with us to improve the lives of people managing food allergies. You help build a support system that provides practical and life-saving information to families managing food allergies and brings families together to share challenges and solutions. Together, we have made a difference in people’s lives.

We can't do it without you. We are grateful for you.

New Report Highlights the Needs of People Living With Food Allergies

On Oct. 20, the Food Allergy Collaborative (FAC) released the Voice of the Patient Report: Food Allergies. This report highlights what is important to people living with food allergies. These perspectives can help guide critical new therapies and improve policies desperately needed by the food allergy community. Read the report to learn more about the needs of people living with food allergies.

Cover of the Voice of the Patient Report: Food Allergies

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Is Here!

Health insurance is especially important for people with chronic conditions like food allergies, asthma, or eczema. If you have insurance through the government's Health Insurance Marketplace, you are able to make changes to your plan until Dec. 15, 2022. Read our updated resources on the Health Insurance Marketplace.


RSV Cases Increase in the U.S.

There has been an increase in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection cases and hospitalizations. RSV is common among children and the symptoms are similar to other respiratory infections. Find out more about the rise in RSV and what symptoms to look for.

Less-Invasive Test to Monitor Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) Launches in the U.S.

Endoscopy procedures can be stressful for those managing food allergy like eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). The Esophageal String Test® is a newly developed, less-invasive option for children and adults who are managing EoE. Read the press release.

New Survey: Asthma’s Impact on Relationships

AAFA is conducting a survey to better understand how asthma can impact personal and professional relationships. If you have asthma or are a caregiver for someone with asthma, we want to hear from you!
Your answers will help shed light on the unique experiences of people living with asthma. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Take the survey now.
At the end of the survey, you may choose to enter for a chance to win a reward from AAFA. All responses will remain anonymous. 


Is It Safe for Me to Eat Foods Fried in the Same Oil as My Allergens?

Many restaurants fry a variety of foods in the same fryer. If you have a food allergy, is it safe to eat foods fried in the same oil as your food allergen? An allergist weighs in.


Fruit and Vegetable Allergies

Are you allergic to any fruits or vegetables? Do you have oral allergy syndrome? One community member is curious to hear from other people about their experiences with allergies to fruits and vegetables.

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.


It's time to start planning your holiday menu! If you're looking for an allergy-friendly twist on traditional favorites, check out the recipes below. You can also see our ideas for a full allergy-friendly holiday menu or search for more in our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection.

Can be made without corn, egg, fish, milk, garlic, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat
Mashed Potatoes
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
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Can be made without egg, fish, milk, gluten, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut, and wheat
Dinner rolls
Can be made without egg, fish, milk, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, and tree nuts.


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

Whole Foods Market Dipping Caramel (undeclared wheat) and Abbott Liquid Products, including Similac Ready-to-Feed Formula (unsealed bottles) are among the foods recently recalled. Be sure to check our list of recent recalls.


[Sponsored] A Closer Look at Systemic Mastocytosis (Webinar)

Systemic mastocytosis (SM) affects nearly 32,000 people in the United States, including some people with food allergies. People with SM have too many abnormal mast cells that cause a wide range of symptoms, including rashes, shortness of breath, and/or anaphylaxis. SM symptoms can look like asthma and allergy symptoms.
Blueprint Medicines is offering an informational program about SM this fall. The next two sessions are on Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. ET and Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. During the virtual program, you’ll hear from a doctor and a patient who will share their experience managing SM. You’ll also be able to participate in a live Q&A session. Register for the sessions now.

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.


KFA provides practical information and support to help families understand and manage food allergies.

Your gift allows us to continue to offer life-saving information, provide emotional support, advocate for federal and state policies that protect people with food allergies, and advance patient-centered research. Please consider supporting KFA and making a difference in the lives of families managing food allergies.


Did You Miss Our Last Issue?

If you didn't get a chance to read our October 2022 issue, check it out to learn more about the 2022 candy guide, updates on under-the-tongue epinephrine, allergy-friendly pumpkin spice recipes, 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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