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Raising your child to cope well with their food allergies SIGN UP NOW!

Cross-reactivity with foods NEW!

A thank you from KFA

Anaphylaxis 101 from Mylan

Food allergy fact: cooked vs raw foods

SLIT shows promise for peanut allergyl

DOJ: Universities must accommodate food allergies

Food allergies in the workplace

Family complained about my son's birthday cupcakes

After anaphylaxis, not sure what to do about milk in our house

Son wants his younger brother's allergy-safe foods

Allergy-friendly companies that support KFA

25 food allergy recall warnings




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What Else is to Eat? The Dairy-, Egg-, and Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook
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January 9, 2012

Announcements

Raising a Well-Adjusted Child Who Takes Food Allergies in Stride FREE WEBINAR

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern

Raising Well Adjusted Children As parents, we all strive to raise happy, well-adjusted children. Author Linda Coss will inspire you with her tips on how to help your child confidently cope and adjust to their life with life-threatening food allergies.

Linda Coss is author of several food allergy books, a former food allergy support group leader, and the mother of a son (a recent college graduate) who has multiple life-threatening food allergies.

This free online class is presented by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation as part of our educational outreach program. Dr. Michael Pistiner will be a panelist as the representative from our medical advisory team.

This webinar is made possible from an unrestricted educational grant provided by Mylan.


If Allergic to One Food, Do You Have to Avoid Related Foods?

Dr MankadDr. Vaishali Mankad, a medical advisor to KFA, explains food allergy cross-reactivity in this latest blog post.

Cross-reactivity occurs when the proteins in one substance are similar to the proteins in another and the immune system sees them as the same. In the case of food allergies, cross-reactivity can occur between one food and another but it is also seen between pollen and foods or latex and foods.

It is not a certainty an individual will have allergic symptoms from a food that is cross-reactive with another food or pollen to which the individual is allergic, even though they have a positive skin test or ImmunoCAP test to that food.

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THANK YOU FROM KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES FOUNDATION!
We sincerely thank all who financially supported KFA in 2012 through donations and family memberships. Your support will help us educate and support more families and expand our food allergy programs in 2013.

Food Allergy News and Research

Sublingual (Under-the-Tongue) Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Peanut Allergy
This NIH-funded clinical study is one of the first to evaulate sublingual immunotherapy as a peanut allergy treatment. It is important not to try this on your own because any form of immunotherapy carries a significant risk for allergic reactions. The therapy should only be administered under the guidance of a trained clinician.

Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies
The DOJ has reached an agreement with Lesley University under which Lesley agreed to change its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac disease and food allergies.

Accommodating Food Allergies in the Workplace
Most employers do not currently have policies or procedures in place for managing employees with food allergies; soon, they will have no choice.

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Food Allergy Facts

Food Allergy Awareness: Cooked vs Raw Foods
Did you know? Most food allergens cause reactions even after they have been cooked or digested. Some allergens, most often from fruits and vegetables, cause allergic reactions only when eaten raw. Food oils, such as soy, corn, peanut, and sesame, may or may not be allergenic (causing allergy), depending on how they are processed.

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!

Family Complained About One-Year-Old's Birthday Cupcakes
"I made some, what I thought, were adorable and decent tasting allergen free Mickey Mouse cupcakes. Boy was I proud! But my hateful family knocked me down off my cloud pretty quick."

First Time Using Epinephrine; Not Sure What to do About Milk in the House
"It shook me up pretty badly. The reaction was so violent, so swift, and to such a miniscule amount of exposure."

My Son Wants His Younger Brother's Allergy-Safe Foods
How do you handle foods when one child is allergic, but the other is not, and costs are prohibitive?


NEW on Our Community: Did you know that you can post on another member's profile page (wall)? You can ask direct questions, post a compliment or thank you, or wish them luck on an upcoming appointment. If you want to keep your conversation private, you can send other members private dialogs.

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:
Shurfine: Creamery Select Premium Ice Cream Dulce de Leche (soy, treenuts, wheat)
Haig's Delicacies: Tzatziki, Falafel, Spanakopita, and Tryopita (egg, milk, wheat)

Egg Allergy Alerts:
Kinnikinnick Foods: Frozen Pie Crust
GFS: Honey BBQ Flavored Chicken Wings
Sugar Flowers Plus: Cake Decors Pastillage (Gumpaste) Flowers

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Stehouwer's: Pigs in a Blanket
Somersault Snacks: Cinnamon Crunch

Peanut Allergy Alerts:
Sunbird Snacks: Yogurt Raisins

Soy Allergy Alerts:
Andy Capp's: Hot Fries
Woodstock: Tamari Almonds

Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:
Food Club: Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix
Udi's: Gluten Free Au Naturel Granola
Black Bear of the Blackforest: Mortadella and Colosseum Mortadella
Price Chopper: Cinnamon Nut Coffee Cake


Canadian Allergy Recalls

Multiple Allergen Alerts:
Imane: Ready to Eat Meat products (mustard, soy)
Ying Tong Trading: Mushroom Flavored Soybean Strips (egg, milk)

Egg Allergy Alerts:
Kinnikinnick Foods: Pie Crusts
Walmart Great Value: Chicken Rice Condensed Soup

Milk Allergy Alerts:
Pure Brand: Cookies
Taiwan Rich: Frozen Puff Pastry

Mustard Allergy Alerts:
Hot Stuff Food Xpress: Pizza and Calzones

Sulfite Allergy Alerts:
Kheybar: Pamir Dried Apricots

Soy Allergy Alerts:
Imane: Roast Beef

Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:
Nature's Path: Hemp Plus Granola

Wheat Allergy Alerts:
Ka Wing Hong: M Rice



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