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Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) will have a brand new look coming soon! Be on the lookout for changes to KFA’s website and community later this month! And this past weekend, Dane Belton of the New York Giants debuted KFA’s new logo on his custom cleats as part of the NFL’s annual My Cause My Cleats campaign. Check out Dane’s custom cleats as he helped raised awareness of food allergies. 

ICYMI: The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is turning 70 years young in 2023 (KFA is the food allergy division of AAFA). To better serve our community and promote better health, AAFA updated its website too: Check out AAFA’s new look!

[Sponsored] Tips to Avoid Allergic Reactions During the Holidays

The holiday season can be a great time to gather with family and friends. But this can also be stressful for parents of children with food allergies. Read our tips on how to avoid food allergy reactions over the holidays. Thank you to Enjoy Life Foods for sponsoring this blog.

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 works to improve the daily lives of families managing food allergies and empowers them to create a safe and healthy future for the food allergy community. But we can’t do it alone. You can help create a safer and more inclusive environment for the people with food allergies. 
Your gift will help KFA continue to provide tools, resources, and support to help people manage food allergies. KFA’s online community is a great place for families managing food allergies to go for support and practical tips from others who understand their challenges. KFA's Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipe Collection is a useful tool to help people find recipes that are free of many major allergens. KFA also works with patient advocates to advance policies that would protect the health and safety of people living with food allergies. Will you support our work by making a gift today? 


Southwest Airlines® Restoring Peanut Allergy Pre-Boarding

When Southwest Airlines stopped allowing passengers with peanut allergy to pre-board flights in October, AAFA began contacting the Department of Transportation (DOT) and other administration officials. AAFA joined with other food allergy advocates in filing a formal complaint against Southwest to DOT. Southwest responded and is planning to restore pre-boarding to people with severe nut allergy on Dec. 15th. While AAFA is pleased that Southwest reversed its policy, our work is not done. Read more about the change, and contact if you continue to experience pre-boarding issues on Southwest with peanut, tree nut, or any other food allergies.

Latest Food Allergy and Asthma Research News from ACAAI

The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) held their Annual Science Meeting Nov. 10-14, in Louisville, Kentucky. During the meeting, ACAAI shared the latest news on topics important to people with food allergies and asthma. Read the latest on topics including epinephrine access and use, albuterol in schools, and allergens on smartphones.

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Ends Soon

Health insurance is especially important for people with chronic conditions like food allergies and asthma. If you have insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace, you have until Dec. 15 to make changes to your plan for coverage that starts on Jan. 1, 2023. Check out KFA’s 2023 health insurance guide for help understanding open enrollment.

AAFA President and CEO Kenneth Mendez Named Chair of National Health Council

Kenneth Mendez, AAFA’s president and CEO, has been elected as chair of the National Health Council (NHC) Board of Directors for 2023. The NHC provides a united voice for the 160 million people living with chronic diseases and disabilities and their family caregivers. As the leader of the only asthma and allergy nonprofit that meets NHC's standards of excellence, Kenneth is a champion for improving health and promoting health equity in the United States. Read more from NHC’s press release.


What’s the Correct Position for Injecting Epinephrine?

If someone is having an anaphylactic reaction, certain positions can make anaphylaxis worse. Dr. John James weighs in on the best positions to place someone when injecting epinephrine.

Restaurant Reminder

Reading labels and checking ingredients in restaurants are essential in keeping your child safe if they have food allergies. Always make sure to check or ask about the ingredients when eating out, no matter if you’ve eaten the items before. Read more about this important reminder. 
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.


We are grateful for our 2022 corporate sponsors. We sincerely appreciate their help that allows us to offer education, advocacy, research, and support for people managing food allergies. Thank you!



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Else Nutrition
Enjoy Life Foods logo
Enjoy Life Foods



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Nutricia Neocate


PlatformQ Health

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Are you looking for delicious treats this winter? Fresh-baked cookies are perfect for giving, get-togethers, and snacking on while watching a movie. To help save time, you can try starting with a simple recipe that can give you many different flavors of cookies. Try our allergy-friendly cake mix cookies and customize for what you may need to avoid.


6 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

Weis Markets Sea Salt and Caramel Ice Cream (undeclared soy and coconut) is among the foods recently recalled. Get more details about the recent recalls.

Did You Miss Our Last Issue?

If you didn't get a chance to read our November 2022 issue, check it out to learn more about a new report on the impact of food allergies, a less-invasive EoE test, 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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