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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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