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These Tricks Can Make Halloween a Treat for Kids With Food Allergies

Halloween doesn't have to be scary for little ghosts and goblins with food allergies. We just released our 2019 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide with a lot of fun treats free of the top 8 food allergens. And don't forget these important label reading tricks.

You can also raise food allergy awareness with our TEALOWEEN Kit. TEALOWEEN encourages people to hand out non-food treats for a safe and inclusive holiday. Order your kit by Oct. 16, 2019, to receive it by Halloween.

As Youth Vaping Increases, States Take Action

The news has been full of reports on the dangers of vaping, as well as how states are working to curb vaping rates among teens. In this spotlight article from our 2019 State Honor Roll™ of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools, we look at the harmful effects of the vaping epidemic and encourage states to take explicit action to ban vaping on school grounds.

Protect Yourself This Time of Year

Peter DeMarco lost his wife Laura to asthma in September 2016. Asthma attacks and hospitalizations peak in September because of ragweed pollen, mold and an increase in respiratory infections as kids return to school. But these asthma triggers will still be around for the next few months. If you have asthma, take precautions even after September passes. Read Laura's story along with information on how you can protect yourself.

Get Ready for Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. And since indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air, now is a good time to look at ways to improve the health of your home. Learn about tips and CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products that can help you improve the air in your bedroom, living room and kitchen.


Help Us Make a Difference for People With Asthma and Allergies

It is easier to manage asthma and allergies with encouraging support. When you donate to AAFA, you give people access to life-saving education. You help people connect with other people managing the same conditions. And you advocate for better protections for people with asthma and allergies. 

You can be part of our mission that makes a difference in the lives of people with asthma and allergies.



Resources to Help You Prepare for the 2019-2020 Flu Season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced their recommendations for the 2019-2020 flu season. And many doctors, clinics and pharmacies now have vaccines in stock. Since flu season typically starts in October, now is the perfect time to get the flu vaccine. While the flu vaccine is recommended for everyone, it is especially important for people with asthma to prevent dangerous complications. Here are some flu facts that answer your questions about the flu vaccine.


Mom Empowers Son to Manage His Asthma and Allergies

Tracy Bush has been managing her son's asthma and food allergies since he was a baby. But as he has grown up, she has also helped him learn how to manage his conditions on his own. Read their story and visit our community to share ways you empower your children to be involved in their own care. 

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