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Parents Talk About the Impact of Living With Food Allergies

How much can food allergies impact a family's quality of life? Quite a bit. According to our My Life With Food Allergy: Parent Survey Report, managing a food allergy can seriously affect the emotional, social and financial well-being of parents.

Here are some of the findings in our report:
  • 44% say they or their spouse had to make a career choice (such as quitting or changing jobs) in order to care for their child
  • 59% felt they could never let their guard down
  • 74% said eating out was challenging
  • 82% changed family traditions because of food allergy
To see the rest of the results, read the first report from our three-part survey.

Allergy-Friendly Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

When packing an allergy-friendly lunch box, it may feel like your options are limited. So how do you keep lunches from being boring, yet safe for your child? Here are some lunch box ideas to inspire you:

Do you have great lunch ideas to share? Share them with other parents on our online community. 
Stock up on back-to-school snacks with this coupon from Enjoy Life Foods.
This coupon is valid beginning on 8/16/2019.

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. You help a parent connect with other parents managing the same food allergies. You advocate for better protections for people with food allergies. 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.




Be Part of a Project to Shape New Eczema Treatments

Do you or your child have eczema? If so, you could be part of a patient-focused drug development (PFDD) project. 

The "More Than Skin Deep" project is a way to share your experiences with eczema with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and researchers. Your input can lead to better treatments. Learn how to get involved.


The Social and Emotional Impact of Food Allergies: Insights From Parents

Join Anna Luther of the My Life and Kids Blog and Kenny Mendez, president and CEO of Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and KFA, a division of AAFA, for a Facebook Live discussion about parent insights on the social and emotional impact of food allergies.

When: Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at 1-1:30 pm ET

Where: My Life and Kids Facebook page. You can watch the session live or later from your computer, iOS or Android.

RSVP: On our Facebook event to get a reminder when this event will start. Then visit the My Life and Kids Facebook page for the live stream and discussion.


5 New Recalls and Product Alerts Due to Undeclared Allergens

Cooked Perfect Brand Homestyle Meatballs All Natural (undeclared milk and wheat) and Cookie Dough Cafe Chocolate Chip Chilled Gourmet Edible Cookie Dough Bar (undeclared peanut) are among the foods recently recalled. Get more details about the recent recalls.

Thank you for your continued support.

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