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Food Allergy Awareness Week is May 13-19. You can help us raise awareness about food allergies through our Faces of Food Allergies photo contest.

During the last 15 years, we have seen food allergy rates rise. As rates have increased, so has the need to increase awareness and demand for policies and products to protect people with food allergies. So, what can we do next to improve the lives of those with food allergies?

Share a photo of you, your child or your family on our online community between May 13-19. Caption it with your idea for change.

We will pull all the ideas and photos together to create a pictorial report to share with our community, advocates, industry leaders and policymakers. Let’s spark change today, together! Five winners will also receive a KFA prize pack. See the official rules for details.

Other Ways to Spread Awareness

You can also help us raise food allergy awareness by taking these steps:
In honor of National Nurses Week, May 6-12, we'd like to thank all the nurses who help keep our children with food allergies safe. School nurses are food allergy champions who often work together with parents, teachers, staff and doctors to prevent reactions at school. Learn ways to partner with your child's school nurse for effective food allergy management

Do You Live In an Asthma or Spring Allergy Capital?

Do you manage asthma or nasal allergies in addition to food allergies? The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently released reports on the top 100 most challenging places to live with asthma and spring allergies. See if your city made the our lists and what you can do to manage these conditions if you live in one of our capitals.

2018 Asthma Capitals™ Report

2018 Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report

Have You Ever Thought About Participating in a Clinical Trial?

What do you think about clinical trials? Have you ever thought about participating in one?

If you have asthma or are managing your child's asthma, participate in research by taking a survey on clinical trials from your computer, mobile device or tablet (about 25-30 minutes).
News & Research
Some members are having trouble filling prescriptions for EpiPens®, Mylan's authorized generic and Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector, the authorized generic of Adrenaclick®. Find out what the Food and Drug Administration and the manufacturers have to say about the shortages.
On May 1, 2018, kaléo, maker of AUVI-Q, released the first epinephrine auto-injector designed for infants and toddlers weighing 16.5-33 pounds. This size comes with a smaller needle and a lower dose of ephinephrine more suitable for these age groups.
Food Allergy Recalls
Alert - Food Allergy Recalls

22 New Recalls Due to Undeclared Allergens

There were 22 new recalls, including Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Cookies (undeclared peanut), Van's Foods Gluten Free Waffles (undeclared milk, wheat and gluten) and Cut Fruit Express Fresh Bruschetta Mixed and Dips (undeclared milk and soy).
Recipes & Food
Add these allergy-friendly recipes from our Safe Eats® recipe collection to your dinner menus.
Annika's Chicken Pot Pie

Annika's Chicken Pot Pie


Mexican Chicken

Italian Stuffed Peppers

You Can Save Lives
It’s because of donors like you that we’re able to teach families how to adjust to a new diagnosis of food allergy – and how to send their children off to school safely. Families can find information, understanding, support and hope for managing food allergies day-to-day.

This education and support would not be possible without your generous help. Your gift will be life-changing – and lifesaving.
Thank you for your continued support.

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