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To successfully manage food allergies, it helps to plan ahead. Here is a handy checklist of January to-dos to help you stay on track and ease some of the stress of managing food allergies.
Good news! Manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors have renewed their U.S. savings programs for 2018. Epinephrine is the only treatment for anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. It’s important to keep your prescriptions up to date. See a list of programs offered for various auto-injectors.
This flu season started early and is hitting hard. Experts say it’s not too late to get the flu shot. Even if the shot is not as effective this year, it can still reduce the severity of life-threatening complications. And if your child has an egg allergy, they can still get the flu shot. Read more about the recommendations.
Ask the Allergist
Cast iron cookware is usually not washed with soap and water in order to keep its “seasoning.” Should those with food allergies be concerned about allergens left behind on cast iron pans after cooking? Our allergist answers this commonly asked question.

“AAFA’s Ask the Allergist” is a free service provided by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. KFA is a division of AAFA. Our allergist will answer your questions about managing food allergies, other allergies or asthma. Submit your question on our website.

News & Research
A recent study shows that the medicine, omalizumab, may make oral immunotherapy treatments more effective for those with multiple food allergies. Our Medical Scientific Council answers questions about the treatment, the medicine and what this could mean for those with multiple food allergies. 
Hot Topics on KFA’s Community
Check out these popular topics on our community support forums. Do you have any advice to share?

What Are Your Favorite Non-Food Related Valentine’s Party Ideas?

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and that means class parties! Share your favorite non-food related craft, game or activity ideas. Together, we can make Valentine’s Day parties safer and more inclusive.

High School Is Just Around the Corner! Any Unique 504 Considerations?

Changing schools can mean rethinking all of the accommodations in your child’s 504 plan. Middle school and high school can add many challenges such as multiple teachers, changing classes, clubs and activities, and food everywhere. If you have an older child, what situations did you encounter that surprised you?

Explaining to My 4-Year-Old About Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine

Having a child diagnosed with a food allergy is scary for parents. Share your thoughts and suggestions on how to explain food allergies, anaphylaxis and epinephrine to a 4-year-old without scaring her.

Food Allergy Recalls
Alert - Food Allergy Recalls

13 New Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens

There were 13 new recalls, including Clover Valley Iced Oatmeal Cookies (undeclared milk and tree nuts) and Texas Meat Packers beef products (undeclared soy).
Recipes & Food
Looking for fun party food? We have many options in our allergy-friendly Safe Eats® recipe collection.

Coconut & Caramel Popcorn

Autumn Minestrone Soup

Chickpea Fries With Chili Mayo Dip

Pumpkin Pastry Bites

Chocolate Marshmallow Brownies

Pumpkin Pastry Bites

Fudgy Brownie Cherry Bombs

Shop to Support KFA’s Mission

Medicine Bags for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors and More

Carry your food allergy medicines in this neoprene bag that includes a carabiner for easy transport.

Your Amazon Shopping Can Also Benefit KFA!

Did you get Amazon gift cards as holiday gifts? While you spend them, you can also support KFA. Use our special link to, and up to 10 percent of your purchases will go to KFA at no cost to you! This is an easy way to help support the work we do. 
Thank you for your continued support.

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