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Have a Food Allergy Inclusive TEALOWEEN!

Are you ready to #KeepItTeal this Halloween? It will be here before we know it, so we want to help you and your child have a safe TEALOWEEN. Here are some of KFA’s TEALOWEEN resources.
KFA TEALOWEEN Kit
This kit includes:
  • a TEALOWEEN drawstring bag
  • #KeepItTeal silicone bracelet
  • “This is a Teal Zone” poster
  • Pumpkin carving stencil
Order yours before Oct. 17.
2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide: If you’re looking for candy free of the top 8 food allergens, check out our 2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide, sponsored by Surf Sweets.
2017 Allergy-Friendly Halloween Candy Guide
Tips for a Food Allergy Inclusive TEALOWEEN: Learn ways to celebrate TEALOWEEN while raising awareness about food allergies.

Create a Teal Classroom: Share our Teal Classroom Kit with your child’s teacher to help them create a safer and more inclusive celebration.
TEALOWEEN Food-Free Trick-or-Treat
If you live in the Philadelphia area, join us for TEALOWEEN! TEALOWEEN is a safe and fun event for children with food allergies and their families. Kids and parents alike will be able to enjoy a food-free event in celebration of Halloween. Friends and siblings are welcome too!
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 am – 11:30 am ET
Where: Plymouth Meeting Mall Lower Level
500 West Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
RSVP: tealoween.org

Keep Your Child Healthy and Safe This School Year

Back-to-School Nutrition: Proper nutrition is important to help your child succeed in school. But how do you make sure your child with food allergies gets all the nutrients they need? Our blog post on nutrition with food allergies lists important nutrition requirements, ideas for substitutions and tips for picky eaters.

Hidden Allergens in School and Craft Supplies: Did you know food allergens can be hiding in some common craft and school supplies? Learn what allergens to watch for in these supplies and share our handout with your child’s teacher or babysitter.
News & Research

New York School Bus Drivers Can Now Administer Epinephrine

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that allows school bus drivers to administer epinephrine when a child suffers anaphylaxic shock. Read more about this important milestone.

FDA Acknowledges Study on Early Introduction of Peanut for Allergy Prevention

A groundbreaking study showed that introducing peanut early to infants may actually reduce the risk of developing an allergy. On Sept. 7, 2017, the FDA acknowledged the study, allowing food manufacturers to now put qualified health claims on their products. Read their press release.
Food Allergy Recalls
Alert - Food Allergy Recalls

17 New Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens

There were 17 new recalls, including Tasty Treats Nonpareils Milk Chocolate (milk), Cherry Valley Vanilla and Chocolate Cupcakes (milk), Coborn’s and Cash Wise Rye Breads (milk, soy and egg) and more.
Recipes & Food
Keep your child’s lunch both safe and interesting with these alternative meal ideas:
A Week of Milk-Free Alternatives for Lunch

A Week of Milk-Free Alternatives for Lunch

A Week of PB&J Alternatives for Lunch

A Week of PB&J Alternatives for Lunch

A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

A Week of Wheat-Free Alternatives for Lunch

A Week of Egg-Free Lunch Box Ideas

A Week of Egg-Free Lunch Box Ideas

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