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.
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.
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).
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.
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