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Does Your State's Policies Protect Children With Food Allergies and Asthma?

State policies can make a difference when it comes to creating a safe, inclusive school environment for your child. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently released their 2019 State Honor Roll™ of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools. Use the interactive map to see how your state ranks. Each state's profile shows what policies are still needed to make the health of children with food allergies and asthma a priority. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)


Interview: Dr. Michael Pistiner Answers Questions on Using Epinephrine for Anaphylaxis

Our My Life With Food Allergy: Parent Survey Report found that 72% of children did not receive epinephrine during a severe allergic reaction. We asked Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, what parents and caregivers need to know about severe allergic reactions and giving epinephrine, as well as other findings from our study. Read the interview.

Emergency Department Visits for Anaphylaxis Have Increased Since 2008

A recent study published by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology found that emergency department visits for anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction, have greatly increased from 2008 to 2016. Read more about the eye-opening study.


Help Us Improve the Lives of Children With Food Allergies

It is easier to manage food allergies with encouraging support. When you support KFA, you give someone access to a recipe database of allergy-friendly recipes. You help a parent connect with other parents managing the same food allergies. You advocate for better protections for people with food allergies. You help a caregiver save a child's life through educational information.

Please consider supporting KFA. You can be part of our mission that makes a difference in the lives of families raising children with food allergies.

On Friday, Sept. 13, we will be presenting parent- and patient-reported data from our My Life With Food Allergy study to the FDA as they review the very first food allergy disease-modifying treatment. With your support, we can continue to advance research and share the voice of the people impacted by food allergies to policymakers. 



Action Alert: Protect Students With Allergies and Asthma

The School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468) would put important protections in place for children with asthma and allergies. Tell your legislators to support HR 2468 for students with asthma and allergies.


Tools to Help You Celebrate TEALOWEEN

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 #KeepItTeal silicone bracelets
  • "This is a Teal Zone" 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 
  • Pumpkin stencil for carving a #KeepItTeal message into your pumpkin/jack-o-lantern 
  • Non-food treats handout with ideas of fun non-food treats to share this with family, friends and teachers
  • #KeepItTeal stickers

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

Join Deva Dalporto of MyLifeSuckers and Kenneth Mendez, AAFA's CEO and president, for a Facebook Live discussion about parent insights on the social, emotional and financial impact of food allergies.

When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at 2-2:30 pm ET

Where: MyLifeSuckers Facebook page. You can watch the session live or later from your computer, iOS or Android.

RSVP: Watch the KFA blog for a link to our Facebook event to get a reminder when this event will start. Then visit the MyLifeSuckers Facebook page for the live stream and discussion.


10 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

PediaSmart® SOY Vanilla Beverage Mix (undeclared milk) and Martha White Gluten Free Sweet Cornbread Muffin Mix (undeclared wheat/gluten) are among the foods recently recalled. Get more details about the recent recalls.

Thank you for your continued support.

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