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It's Tealoween, Charlie Brown!

October is in full swing, so that means Halloween is right around the corner. We are back with our Halloween resources to help you and your child with food allergies have a fun and safe holiday. As your prepare for Oct. 31, get some added support with these KFA resources:

Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide (sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods): Updated for 2021! See our list of nearly 30 companies and websites for candy made without the most common allergens. You can also download and print the list to take shopping, but be sure to use our tips on label reading! (The guide is not an endorsement or guarantee of safety of products mentioned – you must still read labels.)

Raise Awareness to Promote an Allergy-Friendly Tealoween: Learn some ways to celebrate Tealoween using our Tealoween Kit. Our kit will help you get ready for Tealoween so kids with food allergies know you offer non-food treats. We have new designs included for 2021!

[Sponsored] Tips for Managing Nutrition, Stress, "Picky Eaters," and Food Allergies

Preparing nutritious meals and snacks while managing food allergies is a balancing act. We chatted with registered dietitian nutritionist, Malina Malkani, about her tips for saving time, reducing costs, adding nutritional supplements, and supporting kids with food aversions or selective eating preferences. Read the Q&A.

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


FDA Approves Clinical Trial for Peanut Allergy Treatment Using Nanoparticles

A new type of treatment for peanut allergy will be headed for a clinical trial soon. The clinical trial will test a treatment with nanoparticles that will try to reprogram the immune system to stop allergic reactions to peanuts. Get the details on this first-of-its-kind study.

Pfizer Clinical Trial Shows Positive Data for COVID-19 Vaccine for Children

In Phase 2/3 of the clinical trial, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has shown to be safe and effective for children 5 to 11. Pfizer is expected to request emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) soon. Learn more about the results of the clinical trial.

Your Stories Are an Important Part of Future Treatments

Food allergies and asthma can have a significant impact on nearly every aspect of your life. Your personal stories can be a key part of driving the future of food allergy and asthma treatments. We are asking you to share your experiences managing food allergies and/or childhood asthma to help direct research to improve treatment and quality of life.


Busy Mornings? Try These Grab-and-Go Breakfast Recipes

Let's face it. Mornings can get busy. When you're managing food allergies, it helps to have to go-to recipes to make ahead and grab in a flash. To help make mornings easier, we've compiled a whole host of allergy-friendly breakfast ideas.

Allergy-friendly breakfast recipes

Allergy-Friendly Lunch Ideas Without Milk or Wheat

By this point in the school year, you're probably looking for some new lunch ideas. We're here to help with some allergy-friendly lunch menus that are made without milk or wheat (as well as many of the other most common allergens). Check out our ideas below. 

Our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipes and our online support community are also great resources for even more lunch ideas, especially if you're managing multiple food allergies. 

Lunch made without milk

A Week of Lunches Made Without Milk

If you missed our last newsletter, check out these other allergy-friendly lunch menus:


5 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens, Including One From DiGirono

DiGirono Crispy Pan Crust Pepperoni Pizza (undeclared soy) and Tones Taco Seasoning Blend (undeclared wheat) are among the foods recently recalled. Be sure to check our list of recent recalls.


October might be full of ghouls and goblins, but for the parents of kids with food allergies, it doesn't have to be a scary time. KFA helps families work toward safer and more inclusive celebrations. Through a gift to KFA, you can also help us provide these life-saving and life-changing resources to families for years to come.


Did You Miss Our Last Issue?

If you didn't get a chance to read our September 2021 issue, check it out to learn more about our Teal Classroom™: Food Allergy Aware Classroom Kit, Elijah's Law in Illinois, the FDA on COVID-19 vaccines for kids, 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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