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How to bake allergy-free Video and Q&A

Being prepared for emergencies saves lives

KFA's holiday food allergy guide

Learn about UKnow Peanut

Anaphylaxis 101 from Mylan

Food allergy fact:epinephrine

No child should die at school

Study links eczema and egg allergy to the development of peanut allergy

Are acorns a danger to those with tree nut allergy?

RECIPES: apple pie, stuffing, sugar sculptures

Should I send my child to preschool?

Alternatives to birthday cake

Hannukah 2012

Allergy-friendly companies that support KFA

20 food allergy recall warnings





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December 5, 2012

Announcements

Baking Without Milk, Egg, Soy, Wheat, Gluten and Nuts VIDEO and Q&A
Baking Without Allergens
WATCH VIDEO: Baking without Milk, Egg, Soy, Wheat, Gluten and Nuts NEW!
If you were unable to attend our November 28 webinar, we have the video ready for you to view at your convenience. Our guest speaker was Colette Martin, author of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free, and she presented a fantastic introduction class to baking without allergens. Thank you, Colette!

Q&A: Baking without Allergens - Your Questions Answered! NEW!
During the class, we received dozens of questions. The answers are available in a new blog post. Find out about the differences in starches and gums, substitutes for condensed milk, options for milk replacements, milk- and soy-free butter substitutes, how to replace eggs in recipes and much more!

Our next free educational webinar will feature guest speaker Linda Coss, food allergy pioneer and author of several food allergy books and cookbooks. Look for your invitation in January!


Together, We Save Lives! Help Families Be Prepared for Emergencies

Donate to Kids With Food Allergies Foundation"If the medics hadn't been able to get him to the hospital so quickly, I don't know if Daniel would have made it. I was able to remain calm, which helped all of us, especially my teenage daughter who had accidentally given Daniel milk.

We now know that no matter how careful we are, our knowledge and preparation is what will prevent an emergency. We find ourselves to be very knowledgeable...thanks greatly to KFA."


This is the impact your donation makes in the lives of families. Thanks to your help, Daniel's family knew what to do in an emergency and was prepared to do it.

Any gift you give educates more families like Daniel's to be prepared for allergic emergencies.
Your gift will save lives.


We thank you on behalf of all the families we serve.



KFA's Holiday Food Allergy Guide
Everything you need in one spot!

We've compiled all of our winter holiday resources into one location to make them easier to find. From safety tips to allergy-friendly recipes, this guide will help you enjoy the holidays safely! It includes:

Celebrating Hanukah When Your Child Has Food Allergies NEW!
From our Parents' Voices blog, here are some tips on how you can make Hanukah an exciting and enjoyable holiday for your children and the entire family, even if you are managing food allergies.

Help Kids Obey Their Food Restrictions During the Holidays
Upholding dietary guidelines is critical during the holidays. Here are 5 steps to help ensure a safe holiday season.  



A Message from Our Sponsors

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Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Canned Apple Chunks, Homemade Applesauce, Simple Apple Pie
Meg Falciani shares why it is important to teach our children small tasks in the kitchen.

Recipes include 8-Minute Apple Chunks, Jude's First Apple Pie, and Homemade Applesauce.

Allergy-Friendly Stuffing Recipes
In case you missed these recipes for Thanksgiving and need them for Christmas, here are two recipes for stuffing made without the top eight allergens—

Annika's Stuffing by Amy Hugon and Grandma's Stuffing "Made Safe" from Mary Hanley.


Just Sugar Sculptures for Kids with Eosinophilic Disorders or Multiple Food Allergies
Laura Giletti has shared several allergy-free just sugar recipes including sugar syrup, sugar shapes and sculptures (like lollipops).

Food Allergy News and Research

How to Ensure No Schoolchild Dies of an Allergy Attack
Dr. Ruchi Gupta explains why Congress should pass the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.

New Study Points to Link Between Eczema, Egg Allergy and Peanut Allergy
A recent study indicates that the presence of eczema and egg allergy strongly predict risk for developing peanut allergy.

Teach Children to be Careful, Not Fearful (Acorns and Tree Nut Allergy)
Anaphylaxis Canada responds to the story of a mother requesting oak trees to be removed from school grounds due to tree nut allergy.

Allergy Buyer's Guide

Amazon referral link
Holiday shopping? Every purchase from this link to Amazon.com will result in 4-10%
being given to KFA at no cost to you.

Wegmans
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Applegate
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SunButter
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Food Allergy Facts

Food Allergy Awareness: Epinephrine
Did you know? Epinephrine should be given immediately to treat anaphylaxis. Delays in giving epinephrine to patients can result in rapid decline and death within 30 to 60 minutes. Epinephrine acts immediately, but it may be necessary to give repeat doses.

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



Must-Read Topics on our Support Forums

Our Kids With Food Allergies Foundation online community is mobile! We have an iPhone App, 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!

Should I Send My Child to Preschool?
"Would you send your highly allergic child to preschool?"

Alternative to Birthday Cake?
"I am not a good baker. What other things can I do for a party if I don't offer cake at all?"

Hanukah 2012
Allergy-friendly latkes, gelt, sufganiyot and more!




Food Allergy Recalls

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

U.S. Allergy Recalls

Egg Allergy Alerts:
Legendary Baking: Apple Lattice Pies

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Newman's Own: Lite Honey Mustard Dressing

Shellfish Allergy Alerts:
Sukhi's: Red Curry Vegetables

Soy Allergy Alerts:
Chicken of the Sea: Solid White Albacore Tuna in Water

Sulfite Allergy Alerts:
Harris Teeter: Dried Apricots and Dried Golden Raisins

Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:

Sara Lee's: Butter Streusel Coffee Cake
Whole Foods: Wedding Cookies and Almondine Wedding Cookies
Berres Brothers: Coffee Roasters


Canadian Allergy Recalls

Multiple Allergen Alerts:
M and M Meat Shops: Marinated Barbecue Chicken Kabob (gluten, mustard)
Murray's: Pineapple Topping No. 713 (milk, soy)
Berry Berry Honey: Mandarin Sesame Dressing (sesame, soy)

Gluten Allergy Alerts:
Campbell's: V8 Golden Autumn Carrot Soup

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Go Max Go: Vegan Candy Bars

Mustard Allergy Alerts:
Halal: Beef Hot Dogs
Soloway: Hot Dogs
Molinaro's: Supremo Dunn's Famous Smoked Meat Pizza

Sulfite Allergy Alerts:
Lee's: Luxury Mini Snowballs
National: Apple Spread
David Roberts: Two for the Road Madiera Mix

Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:
President's Choice: Milk Chocolate Covered Raisins





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