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Let's Turn Halloween TEAL!

Halloween doesn't have to be scary for families managing food allergies when you turn it into TEALOWEEN! There are a lot of ways you can make the holiday both safe and fun for your kids with food allergies. And you can even raise food allergy awareness at the same time. 

Here are some resources for a successful TEALOWEEN:

Only One Week Left to Order Your TEALOWEEN Kit!

Enjoy a food allergy inclusive trick-or-treat with our TEALOWEEN Kit! It includes the following items for Halloween fun:

  • A TEALOWEEN drawstring bag for trick-or-treating or Halloween parties

  • 10 latex-free silicone bracelets

  • A teal pumpkin poster to put in front of your home to let others know you have non-food treats available for trick-or-treaters 

  • #KeepItTeal pumpkin coloring page, stickers and jack-o-lantern stencil

  • Non-food treats handout with ideas of fun non-food treats to share this with family, friends and teachers

Florida School Creates Policies to Accommodate Students With Food Allergies

About one in 13 kids has a food allergies. That's averages out to two kids per classroom in the U.S. So how can a school implement policies that protect students with food allergies? Read about Grandview Preparatory School and how they combine staff training, parent partnerships and policies to create an inclusive and accommodating environment.


Help Prevent Needless Deaths from Food Allergies

When you support KFA, you advocate for better policies and protections for people with food allergies. 

Your voice is represented when we meet with regulatory bodies like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We presented the excessive burden food allergies place on families and how our community needs more treatment options. We shared concerns about epinephrine shortages and costs. We also presented data and stories from our community about how difficult it is to live with sesame allergy and to ask the FDA to label sesame as a major allergen.

We're also working to make travel safer for people at risk of anaphylaxis. We met with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), airline representatives and several congressional offices about airline medical kits to advocate for the inclusion of epinephrine auto-injectors on flights. 

Please consider supporting KFA. You can be part of our mission and save lives.

Make a Donation to Help Fight for 32 Million Americans With Food Allergies


FDA Accepts Application for Viaskin Peanut Patch for Review

The FDA has accepted the resubmission of DBV Technologies Viaskin Peanut patch. They will now review the application. If approved, the patch would deliver small amount of peanut protein through the skin, reducing the risk of severe allergy reactions. Read the press release for more information.

NIAID Grants Fast-Track Contract for Development of Peanut Allergy Vaccine

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) recently awarded Fast-Track status to BlueWillow for the development of a peanut allergy vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine and the next steps for its development. 


Parenting + Food Allergies: The Social, Emotional and Financial Impact on Families

If you missed our September Facebook Live event, you can watch a replay of the video. Listen to blogger Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers and Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as they talk about food allergy treatments, new research on the impact of food allergies, and tips for a fun and safe Halloween.


11 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

Simply Smart Organics Chicken Breast Tenders (undeclared wheat) and Carolyn’s Cookie Company Frozen and Refrigerated Cookie Dough Products (undeclared peanut and walnut) are among the foods recently recalled. Get more details about the recent recalls.

Thank you for your continued support.

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