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Help Us Advocate for Better Child Care Policies for Food Allergies

In November 2017, Elijah Silvera passed away from a severe allergic reaction to a grilled cheese sandwich. Staff at his preschool failed to follow emergency protocols to treat anaphylaxis. Since then, the Elijah-Alavi Foundation (EAF) has been advocating for states to adopt policies that would ensure child care facilities take concrete steps to manage food allergies for the children in their care. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) supports the adoption of Elijah’s Law across the country. (KFA) is the food allergy division of AAFA. You can advocate for Elijah's Law in your state too. Read and download our Elijah's Law Report and Advocacy Toolkit to find out how you can take action.


Help Your Child Understand Food Allergies

Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, and a member of AAFA's Medical Scientific Council recently spoke with PBS about how to talk with kids about food allergies. Read the article for tips on how to explain food allergies to kids, whether they have food allergies or not.

Resources to Help You Afford Epinephrine Devices

If you need help paying for your epinephrine devices, check out our latest resources. We have information on 2022 savings programs for all epinephrine devices on the market, as well as other tips to help you save.


New for 2022! AAFA’s Allergy Capitals™ Report

Many children who have food allergies also have other allergies and allergic asthma. If your child has seasonal allergies, you'll want to check out AAFA’s 2022 Allergy Capitals™ report. This report ranks the top 100 most challenging cities in the continental United States to live with seasonal pollen allergies. Find out how your metro area ranks.

Food Allergy News From AAAAI

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) recently hosted their annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 25 - 28. During the conference, they released several food allergy studies. Here's some of the latest news:


How Do You Tell Food Allergy Fact From Fiction?

There is a lot of information about food allergies, especially on the internet. Some food allergy information can be misleading, and it can be difficult to tell food allergy fact from fiction. AAFA is conducting a survey to learn more about how you find information about food allergies. For 10 to 15 minutes of your time, you can enter for a chance to receive a reward! Take the survey now.

To enter for your chance to receive a reward, please respond by Tuesday, March 29, 11:59 p.m. ET.



[Sponsored] A Week of Lunches Made Without Sesame

If your child has a sesame allergy, you know sesame may be found in many prepackaged lunch foods. We're here to help. Check out our ideas for lunches made without sesame (as well as many of the other most common allergens). 

Our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipes and our online support community are also great resources for even more lunch ideas without sesame, as well as other food allergens. 

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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 asthma and allergy programs.


3 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens, Including a Recall of EleCare, Alimentum, and Similac

EleCare, Alimentum, and Similac Powder formulas due to bacteria and Sprouts Farmer Market Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries (undeclared tree nut) are among the foods recently recalled. Be sure to check our list of recent recalls.


Many children with food allergies have other allergic diseases, such as seasonal pollen allergies. As a division of AAFA, we can extend our support beyond food allergies by also helping families manage asthma and other allergic conditions. By giving to Kids With Food Allergies, you can invest in the work we do providing education, best practices, and research to our community. Donate $75 or more and you can opt in for a complimentary face mask to help protect you from respiratory illnesses and COVID-19 and reduce the impact of spring pollen.

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Did You Miss Our Last Issue?

If you didn't get a chance to read our February 2022 issue, check it out for recipes for party treats, peanut OIT research updates, popular community topics, 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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