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In this issue
Halloween can be fun for those with food allergies, too!

Tell us what you think about KFA and enter to win

Milk allergy alert: Confirmed changes at Panera

Halloween costume event Coming Soon!

Anaphylaxis essay contest for students to win a scholarship

Food allergy facts

Modern Family star talks about anaphylaxis

Worst U.S. cities for fall allergies

Rising food allergies create boom in business

Work or stay at home?

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Brand new and feeling overwhelmed

Allergy-friendly companies that support KFA

4 food allergy recall warnings





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In KFA's Amazon Book Shop:
Trade or Treat Halloween
Trade-or-Treat Halloween
The No Biggie Bunch doesn't just trick-or-treat, they TRADE-or-treat as they swap the candy they're allergic to for space-age surprises.

Available on Amazon.com from a third-party seller for $14.99.







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October 10, 2012

KFA Takes the Boo Out of Halloween
Food allergy superhero
The scary parts of Halloween should be witches and ghosts, not candy. But for parents of food-allergic children, it can be stressful to celebrate holidays centered on food.

Kids With Food Allergies Foundation can help you celebrate safely so your family can enjoy the fun parts of Halloween, too!

3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween NEW!
In our new blog collection, Parents' Voices, Tami Pyles shares three tips to help you keep this treat-filled holiday safe for your child.


Additional articles to help you plan for a safe Halloween:
Safely Celebrating Halloween When Your Child Has Food Allergies

Plan Ahead to Keep Your Allergic Little Pumpkin Safe from Scary Stuff at Halloween

How You Can Make Trick-or-Treating Safer for Children with Food Allergies



Announcements

We Want to Know What You Think About KFA
Please take our short survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VRDLKDM anytime between now and October 19, 2012.

We would like to understand how satisfied you are with the KFA resources now available. Most importantly, we want to know how to improve what we have and plan for the future. The survey only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and will allow KFA to better meet your needs and the needs of other families. Also, by filling out the survey, you can enter a drawing to receive a $100 Amazon gift card. Thank you in advance for your help!


Panera's Bread Ingredient Change (Full story on our community)
We have confirmed with Panera Bread Restaurants that it changed its Kids Meal bread nationwide in May from the white whole grain bread to the all natural white bread. Milk is one of the ingredients in the new bread.

As with any restaurant, customers should ask questions to verify ingredients and discuss cross contact issues before ordering.

KFA's Annual Halloween Costume Event! COMING SOON!
Don't miss our next newsletter which will detail this year's Halloween Costume event.



A Message from Our Sponsors

Neocate
Visit the Neocate website.

Mylan

Mylan Specialty L.P. has partnered with Julie Bowen, star of ABC's hit show, “Modern Family,” as well as a mom in real life to a young son with life-threatening allergies, to launch a new educational initiative, Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis. The Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge™ invites students (grades 1-12) to write an essay describing an original idea to help make schools more aware of and better prepared for anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. Fifteen students will win a $2,000 scholarship. Visit www.Anaphylaxis101.com to learn more, and spread the word about the Get Schooled in Anaphylaxis Challenge! Submission deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 9, 2012.


Food Allergy News and Research

Modern Family Star Julie Bowen Talks About Anaphylaxis
Family Circle shares a Q&A with actress Julie Bowen who recently has been spreading awareness about anaphylaxis, a life-threatening type of allergic reaction.

Top 5 Fall Allergy Capitals
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) recently announced its 2012 Fall Allergy Capitals™ ranking, and Louisville, Kentucky, tops the list as “the most challenging place to live with fall allergies.”

Food Allergy Business Booms
As the prevalence of food allergies rises, so does the demand for allergy-friendly foods and products.


Allergy Buyer's Guide

AchooAllergy
Click to visit the website of AchooAllergy.

AllerMates
Click to visit the website of AllerMates.

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

Surf Sweets
Click to visit the website of Surf Sweets.

Greenlaurel Documents
Click to visit the website of Greenlaurel Documents.

Preppy Epi
Write "KFA" in the comments section of the checkout @ www.preppyepi.com
and Preppy Epi will donate 15% of your order to KFA!

Wegmans
Click to visit the website of Wegmans.

Food Allergy Facts

Food Allergy Awareness: Common Related Diseases/Conditions
Did you know? If someone has food allergy, he or she is more likely to have asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), or exercise-induced anaphylaxis.

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 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!

Work or Stay at Home?
"I just want to do what is best for my son and for my little family. And I am making myself crazy over analyzing every last detail."

What is Your Proudest Accomplishment as a Parent of a Child with Food Allergies?
Weigh in and share your successes!

Brand New and Feeling Overwhelmed
Help support a mom as she navigates getting a food allergy diagnosis.



Food Allergy Recalls

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

U.S. Allergy Recalls

Multiple Allergen Alerts:
Whole Foods: Roasted Garlic & Eggplant Soup (milk, shellfish)

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Ma Baensch: Marinated Herring in Wine Sauce

Shellfish Allergy Alerts:
Buitoni: Spinach and Portobello Mushroom All Natural Ravioli

Soy Allergy Alerts:
Stefano Foods: Quesadilla Chick Ins


Canadian Allergy Recalls

No new alerts





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