Living With Food Allergies

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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).

Frequently Asked Questions

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.


Recipe Substitutions for Food Allergens

How Do You Substitute Eggs?

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.

How Do You Substitute Milk?

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.


Food Allergens

What Are the Most Common Food Allergies?

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.

What Are the Hidden Names for Allergens?

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.


Diagnosing Food Allergy

What Do You Need to Know About Food Allergy Testing?

What is the difference between a blood test and a skin prick test? What does a positive or negative test result mean?


Other Popular Food Allergy Topics

What are the Symptoms and Treatment for Anaphylaxis?

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.

What is Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)?

FPIES is another type of food allergy. It most often affects young infants and can cause severe vomiting and dehydration.

How Do You Choose Formula for an Infant with a Food Allergy?

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.

Where Do You Begin to Find Safe Foods at the Grocery Store?

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).

Is There Anything You Can Do to Prevent Food Allergies in Babies and Children?

Learn more about the latest recommendations for pregnant or nursing moms and babies at risk for developing food allergies.