December 13, 2012 Until We Have a Cure...
"I desperately want a cure for food allergies. But until we have a cure, all families need to understand how to handle emergencies like the one we had. My teenage daughter made a mistake and her brother ended up with milk in his cereal. She is beginning to understand that we're all human and we can make mistakes.
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."
Can we rely on your help to ensure families have the education to do what needs to be done in an emergency? Until a cure is found, we provide the practical support that gets families through each day.
Any gift you give 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!
KFA's Free Educational Webinar Series
Earlier this year, we started our free online classes with expert guest speakers to help educate families about food allergies. We encourage you to register for these classes as you will have the opportunity to submit live questions and we also have giveaway prizes.
If you have missed any of our classes, you can find their recordings on our website:
Baking Without Milk, Eggs, Soy, Wheat, Gluten or Nuts
Navigating the Holidays with Food Allergies
Food Allergy in School: What Parents Need to Know
Ask the Experts: Food Allergy in Schools (Part 2)
Money Saving Ideas for Families with Food Allergy
Our next webinar will be in January and our guest speaker will be food allergy pioneer and cookbook author Linda Coss.
A Message from Our Sponsors
Preview Allergy-Friendly Recipes in KFA's Collection
Over 50 allergy-friendly recipes are available for free preview on our website. KFA Family Members have the added benefit of full access to over 1,200 allergy-friendly recipes searchable by category, keyword or allergen being avoided.
Food Allergy News and Research
Tips for Traveling Safely with Your Food-Allergic Child
To ensure your family trip stays safe and is as enjoyable as possible, Kids With Food Allergies Foundation's President Lynda Mitchell suggests seven steps to follow.
New Study Sheds Light on Hygiene Hypothesis
A recent report urges families not to worry about cleanliness as the cause of allergies.
Allergy Buyer's Guide
Holiday shopping? Every purchase from this link to Amazon.com
will result in 4-10%
being given to KFA at no cost to you.
Food Allergy Facts
Food Allergy Awareness: Warnings on Food Labels are VOLUNTARY
Did you know?
The U.S. Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 requires food labels (on foods regulated by the FDA) to list which of the eight major food allergens (milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and crustacean shellfish) are present as ingredients in prepared foods.
However, the law does not require or suggest wording for warning labels, such as “may contain trace amounts of nuts” or “may be prepared in a facility that also uses nuts.” The inclusion of these warning labels is voluntary.
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 Community
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!
OUR MOST-READ POSTS IN 2012:
1) Allergic Reaction at McDonalds
2) What's For Dinner? (Part VIII for 2012)
3) Kids with Asthma Check-Ins/Updates
4) Eliana's Food Allergy Journey (In our Family Members forum)
5) The Three C's Food Allergy Journey (In our Family Members forum)
6) Dealing with School Issues
7) Bullying with Peanut Butter
8) Eos Primer (Perspectives from a Mom of an Child with EoE)
POLL: Does Your Child Have Eczema, Asthma or Pollen Allergy?
Elimination Diets and Nutrition
OUR MOST-READ BLOG POSTS IN 2012:
Food Allergy Test: What Does It Mean?
2) Macon, GA Teen Dies of Allergic Reaction
3) Egg Allergy Is No Longer a Contraindication for the Flu Vaccine
4) What You Need to Know About Food Labels to Remain Safe (Halloween)
5) 3 Tricks to Managing Food Allergies at Halloween
6) Non-Cupcake Classroom Birthday Celebration Idea
7) Disney Vacations Fundraiser for Kids With Food Allergies Foundation
School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life
9) Steamed Rice Flour Cake Made with Few Ingredients
Baking Without Milk, Eggs, Soy, Wheat, Gluten and Nuts
What's hot right now? Log in to our community and click "Activity" to see a real-time stream of activity going on.
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:
Sugar Flowers Plus: Cake Decors Pastillage (Gumpaste) Flowers
Peanut Allergy Alerts:
Mister Snacks: Sunbird Snacks Yogurt Raisins
Tree Nut Allergy Alerts:
Price Chopper Supermarkets: Cinnamon Nut Coffee Cakes / Pumpkin Coffee Cakes
Canadian Allergy Recalls
Egg Allergen Alerts:
Walmart Great Value: Chicken Rice Condensed Soup
Project Manager: Lynda Mitchell
Editor: Melanie Carver
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