Living with food allergies is not easy!
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is here to help keep your family safe and healthy. KFA is part of the nation’s oldest and largest asthma and allergy charity, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
KFA offers a trusted source for learning how to live safely with food allergies. We want you to have the information and confidence you need to manage food allergies. We will also give you tools to teach your child to self-manage their food allergies independently. When dealing with a diagnosis of food allergy, many parents and caregivers have questions about how to keep their child safe. KFA will help you answer those questions. Everything we do, from our webinars to our printable handouts, is carefully reviewed by our medical advisory team. Best of all: our resources are free.
There are many ways to replace eggs in recipes. In baking, you can use pureed or mashed fruits or root vegetables, chia seeds, or a combination of water-oil-baking-powder. This guide will help you learn how to replace eggs in your recipes so you can bake and cook egg-free.
There are numerous alternative beverages made from other foods including soy, rice, almond and coconut. There are also milk-free margarines and cheeses. This guide will help you learn how to replace milk in your recipes so you can bake and cook milk-free.
Eight foods are reported to cause most food allergic reactions in the United States: milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish and crustacean shellfish.
It is important to know how to read labels to identify common food allergens. Refer to KFA's avoidance lists to help you read a label to find hidden names for allergens.
What is the difference between a blood test and a skin prick test? What does a positive or negative test result mean?
Mild and severe allergy symptoms can lead to a serious allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis usually involves more than one part of the body and can get worse fast. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for anaphylaxis.
FPIES is another type of food allergy. It most often affects young infants and can cause severe vomiting and dehydration.
If breastfeeding isn't an option, what formula should you introduce to your allergic baby? Here is a list of different types of formula available to you.
Successful grocery shopping while managing food allergies takes time. Get to know these steps for a faster trip: Know the how to read labels for food allergens. Always check the ingredient statement for allergen warnings. Learn the allergy labeling loopholes and understand the risks of cross-contamination (also known as cross contact).
Learn more about the latest recommendations for pregnant or nursing moms and babies at risk for developing food allergies.