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Free webinar: What parents need to know about school REGISTER NOW

Create an online fundraising team EARN PRIZES!

Get a swag bag with KFA Family Membership

Login to our community with Facebook, Yahoo or Google; enhanced user profiles

Labor Day allergy-friendly menu

Non-cupcake classroom birthday celebrations

Find out more about uKnow Peanut and Mylan Specialty

Food allergy facts NEW!

Free EpiPens for schools

New epinephrine auto-injector is size of credit card and voice guided

Anaphylaxis wallet card

Handling multiple food allergies in the school cafeteria

Why don't people get it?

New anaphylaxis support forum!

Allergy-friendly companies that support KFA

8 food allergy recall warnings





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August 22, 2012

We're Bringing the Experts to You...for Free
KFA has launched a new educational program by offering free webinars. These are live, online meetings where you have the opportunity to hear from the experts, learn about food allergies or other topics relevant to food allergies, and ask questions.

We had so many questions submitted at last month's webinar on Food Allergies in School, we will be picking up where we left off with a panel of allergists and school nurses answering your questions. Register to save your spot in our live, online meeting. Seats are limited! community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/pages/webinars

If you were unable to attend last month's webinar, Food Allergies in School: What Parents Need to Know (Part 1) is now available as a recording.

Register for Part 2 of Food Allergies in School
To enter our live online meetings, you must register separately for each event.


Announcements


Earn Incentives for Fundraising for KFA HELP US REACH MORE FAMILIES!
Support our efforts to educate families and save children's lives, and you can earn some nice incentives as our way of saying, "Thank you!"

You can get involved even if you can't attend our annual event in Philadelphia — you can host a fundraiser or set up a fundraising page as a virtual team.

View example teams page: Xavier's Fan Club and Nathan & Evan's Team


Receive a Free Welcome Kit with KFA Family Membership
Did you know that if you support the mission of Kids With Food Allergies Foundation by subscribing to a Family Membership ($25/yr), that you will receive an allergy-friendly welcome kit and online access to 1,200 allergy-friendly recipes in our Safe Eats recipe collection?

- Coupons from Enjoy Life Foods (worth $15.99)
- $3.00 off coupon for Mabel's Labels
- $1.00 off Ian's Natural Foods
- $1.00 off HomeFree Treats
- Free sample of HomeFree Treats' vanilla crunchy cookies
- Free sample of Surf Sweets Sour Berry Bears
- $0.25 off coupon for Surf Sweets products
- Free sample of Gimbal's jelly beans

- 10% off Gimbal's jelly beans
- $1.00 off Namaste Foods

Coupons are only valid in the U.S.


Our Community Has Enhanced Social Media Interaction and New User Profiles!
Visit our community and update your profile and preferences! You can now connect your account to a Facebook, Google or Yahoo sign in. You can then choose to share content from your social network on your KFA profile (such as a Facebook feed widget) or just use the new integration to log in to KFA's community.

Update your profile to display images of Stuff You Love — just click on your name or avatar to see your profile and activity on our community. To follow other members and get alerts when they post on our community, click on their name or avatar to go to their profile and select to Follow them.

A Message from Our Sponsors
uKnow Peanut
Visit the uKnow Peanut website.


Mylan
Visit the Mylan Specialty website.


Food Allergy Facts

Food Allergy Awareness: Outgrowing Food Allergies
Did you know? Most children eventually outgrow milk, egg, soy, and wheat allergy. Fewer children outgrow peanut and tree nut allergy. Outgrowing a childhood allergy may occur as late as the teenage years.

Source: NIH Publication, Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Summary for Patients, Families, and Caregivers.



Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Labor Day BBQ Allergy-Friendly Menu NEW!
Guest blogger and food allergy cookbook author, Linda Coss shares three recipes for a traditional end-of-the-summer barbecue including: Linda's Signature Grilled Chicken, Grilled Zucchini Ribbons and New Potato Salad (free of dairy, soy, egg, nuts, wheat and more).



Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea NEW!
Shared by our Facebook fans, this is a great idea for a healthy, allergy-friendly treat for classroom parties. Take a juice or water box, applesauce cups, dried fruit or other safe foods to create robots or characters.


Food Allergy News and Research

Free EpiPens® Auto-Injectors for U.S. Schools Nationwide
Mylan has announced their new program EpiPen4Schools.com. Upon qualification, schools will receive four free EpiPens® to help schools improve access to epinephrine in the event of an allergic emergency.

First Voice-Guided, Card-Sized Epinephrine Auto-Injector
The FDA has approved Sanofi's new device called Auvi-Q, which talks patients and caregivers through the injection process. Its size is the shape of a credit card with the thickness of a cell phone.

Printable Anaphylaxis Wallet Card (PDF)
If your child is at risk for a serious allergic reaction, send him back to school with AAAAI's new, free anaphylaxis wallet card. (Available in English and Spanish.)


Allergy Buyer's Guide

Gimbals
Click to visit the Gimbal's Facebook page to enter.

Mabel's Labels
Click to visit the website of Mabel's Labels.

Surf Sweets
Click to visit the website of Surf Sweets.



Must-Read Topics on our Support Forums

Our Kids With Food Allergies Foundation online community is mobile! We have an iPhone App and our community has a mobile version for all mobile browsers and also works in standard (web) view. You can access KFA whenever you need us. Registration is free!

Handling Multiple Food Allergies in the Cafeteria
How has your school dealt with multiple food allergies in the lunch room?

Why Don't People Get It?
"No one in our family has food allergies and this is why I need to come check into this board sometimes because sometimes it feels like such an uphill battle...If anyone has any stories they'd like to share about people who just don't get it, please do. I know it helps to know we're not alone."

New Anaphylaxis Support Forum
This is a new support forum to discuss anaphylaxis - how to be prepared, how to prevent it, and to cope with anaphylaxis when it happens. This is also the forum to discuss idiopathic (unknown cause) anaphylaxis, or anaphylaxis due to any cause including, but not limited to, food.


Food Allergy Recalls

Food Alerts! Have you checked KFA's Allergy Recall Alerts recently? The following foods were recently recalled:

U.S. Allergy Recalls

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Vaquerìa Tres Monjitas: Pineapple and Guava Beverage

Peanut Allergy Alerts:
Hummingbird Wholesale: Organic Pinenuts
Two Moms in the Raw: Pesto Sea Cracker

Soy Allergy Alerts:

Southern Home: Cranberry Nut Antioxident Blend Trail Mix

Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:
Clif Bars: Blueberry Crisp (almond)

Canadian Allergy Recalls

Multiple Allergen Alerts:
Chichny: Beef Stock (gluten, soy)

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Erom Dr. Hwang's: Black Soy and Rice Drink

Peanut Allergy Alerts:
Westpoint Distributors: Pine nut and pine nut containing products







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