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Ask Congress to Support the Medical Nutrition Equity Act of 2021

The Medical Nutrition Equity Act of 2021 has been introduced into Congress. If passed, this bill would require public and private insurance to cover medical foods, vitamins, and individual amino acids. Read our blog and use our simple tool to ask Congress to pass this critical bill for people with food allergies.

Medical foods are nutrition products (usually formulas) that are made to manage a disease or condition. They are prescribed and used under medical supervision. They are not the same as foods recommended by a doctor as part of a diet to manage symptoms. This bill does not include foods marketed as allergy free or gluten free for the management of food allergies or celiac disease.

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Save the Date: National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 8-14. Watch for announcements on our newsletter, blog, community, and social media for ways you can get involved to help us raise food allergy awareness. Here are some ways you can get involved now:

Are You Prepared for a Food Allergy Emergency? Order a Medicine Bag Today

Medicine bags keep your anaphylaxis action plan, epinephrine, and other medicines together so you can find what you need in an emergency and easily carry them on the go. Your purchase of one of our medicine bags also helps supports our mission!


A New Look to Improve Your Experience on the KFA  Community

Our online KFA community has a new look! All your favorite features – blogs, support forums, allergy-friendly foods database, and shareable images – are now even easier to find and use.

Read FAQs: Helpful Tips to Get You Started to learn more about the recent updates and ask any questions.

Expanded Recall Alert: EleCare, Alimentum, Similac Powder Formulas Due to Bacteria

The recall on these formulas has been expanded. Check out this press release for a list of recalled lot numbers and information on what to do if you have have formula that has been recalled.

Recall Alert: SYMJEPI® (Epinephrine) Injection

Certain batches of SYMJEPI® epinephrine devices have been recalled due to a possible manufacturing defect. Learn more about the recall.

FDA Gives Fast Track Designation to Sublingual Epinephrine for the Treatment of Severe Allergic Reactions

The FDA has given fast track designation to a possible treatment that would be placed under the tongue to deliver epinephrine. If approved, it could be another option for emergency treatment of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction. Read the details.


DIY Allergy-Friendly Easter Sweets

Looking for ideas for last-minute allergy-friendly Easter treats and chocolates? We have ideas you can make at home to fill baskets from the Easter Bunny or serve as dessert for Easter dinner.


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Tips for a Safe Passover With Food Allergies

Passover is a holiday that is rich with meaning and filled with traditions, many of which involve food. Our list can help you find new ways to keep those traditions while keeping your child with food allergies safe and included.


Our Safe Eats® Allergy-Friendly Recipes and our online support community are also great resources for even more holiday ideas.


9 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

Back to Nature® Cheddalicious® Cheese Flavored Crackers (undeclared egg and milk) and The Salsa Texan Gluten Free Coconut Flour Tortillas (undeclared wheat) are among the foods recently recalled. Be sure to check our list of recent recalls.


How Do You Tell Food Allergy Fact From Fiction?

There is a lot of information about food allergy, 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 allergy. For 10-15 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 Friday, April 15, 11:59 p.m. ET. 


Survey: Impacts of COVID-19 on People With Asthma and Allergies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) wants to hear about the experiences, perceptions, and needs of people with asthma and allergies as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can help by participating in this research survey.

Your insights will help us understand the changing needs of the food allergy community during this time. The survey should take less than 20 minutes to complete.



Managing food allergies, reading labels, and creating safe spaces for kids with food allergies can be difficult for families. Our mission to save lives and reduce the burden of food allergies focuses on empowering families to confidently manage food allergies and create a safe and healthy future for their children.

It is easier to manage food allergies with encouraging support. Please consider making a donation to KFA as we prepare for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. You can be part of our mission that makes a difference in the lives of families raising children with food allergies.


Did You Miss Our Last Issue?

If you didn't get a chance to read our March 2022 issue, check it out for the 2022 Allergy Capitals™, updates on Elijah's Law, epinephrine resources, sesame-free lunch ideas, 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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