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ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress to Support Protections for Children With Allergies and Asthma

On Jan. 8, 2020, Kenneth Mendez, CEO and president of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), went before the U.S. House of Representatives to speak in support of the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468). This is an important step toward getting this much-needed bill passed. (Kids With Food Allergies is a division of AAFA.)
Read more about the House hearing and use our online tool to tell Congress to pass H.R. 2468.

H.R. 2468 includes many of the policy recommendations from AAFA’s State Honor Roll for all public elementary and secondary schools. It would encourage states to put into place: 
  • A method to identify all students with allergies and/or asthma
  • Individual student action plans
  • Allergy and asthma education for school staff responsible for these students
  • A school nurse or other trained staff on site during operating hours
  • Efforts to reduce environmental triggers
  • A system to support the students
AAFA has been actively advocating for the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act for several years. With your help, this could be the year we get this passed so more states put processes in place to protect students with asthma and allergies.

Is Your Epinephrine Protected From Winter Temps?

Epinephrine is a temperature-sensitive medicine. It is recommended that you store epinephrine auto-injectors at room temperatures (68-77 degrees Fahrenheit or 20-25 degrees Celsius). Trips are allowed between 59 to 86 degrees F. Do you need to shield your epinephrine devices from cold weather while spending time outdoors? Studies have been done to test the effects of hot and cold temperatures on epinephrine. Find out what experts have to say and what you can do to protect your child's epinephrine.

What is your favorite method or insulated pouch to protect your epinephrine from the weather? Join the conversation by taking our survey to tell us how you protect your devices.

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. Your gift helps a parent connect with other parents managing the same food allergies. You help us advocate for better protections for people with food allergies. And 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.




Peanut Patch Shows Positive Results During Clinical Trial

Results from a clinical trial on the Viaskin Peanut patch showed a "long-term clinical benefit" for about 76% of patients after three years of treatment. Read the full press release.


Traveling to Walt Disney World With Food Allergies

Disney is a popular family vacation destination. If you're researching Disney as a possible location for an upcoming trip, check out this hot topic on our community that includes Disney travel resources shared by one of our members.

Are you planning a family trip to Disney soon? Or do you have any resources to share? Visit our community to discuss this hot topic.

Looking for Support?

Managing your child's food allergies can be challenging. But we're here to help. Join our community today to talk with other parents, find recipes and cooking tips, and keep up with the latest news in a supporting and encouraging environment. 



Throw an allergy-friendly Super Bowl celebration with these recipes and more from our collection of Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipes!

Spinach and Artichoke Tailgate Dip
Free of egg, fish, gluten, milk, peanut, sesame, shellfish, tree nut and wheat
Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed Mushrooms
Free of egg, fish, gluten, milk, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut and wheat
Super Bowls of Fruit Dip
Free of egg, fish, gluten, milk, peanut, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nut and wheat


9 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

Jeni's Cold Brew with Coconut Cream Non-Dairy Frozen Dessert (undeclared milk) and little dish Fresh Food for Kids Lentils & Beef with Vegetables (undeclared egg and wheat) are among the foods recently recalled. Get more details about the recent recalls.

Thank you for your continued support.

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