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kfa webinar

Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) sponsored an informative webinar on January 14 entitled ”Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP”. Presented by Laurel Francoeur, Esq, who served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (the parent foundation of the KFA), the webinar is now available as a free one hour video on KFA’s site.

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NoNoNo School

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FARE LogoFood Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has published an update to their emergency action plan template entitled: “Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan”. The template is used by parents to provide a plan of action and authorize others to administer medications should their child suffer an allergic reaction.

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Nut Free Classroom Flyer
We’ve received many requests for notice flyers to help schools enforce their respective allergen exclusion policies and we’re more than happy to help.

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No Nuts Moms Group

When Lisa Rutter’s son Evan was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts at age 3, she was faced with the usual questions, chief among them, “How do I keep my boy safe?”

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We’re pleased to announce the publication of a new book geared toward teaching young children about food allergies. Nurse Teddy Bear Learns About Food Allergies by Ann Lempert Deutsch, RN, MSN, NJCSN, walks a young child through her first day at school introducing important concepts that children and parents need to know.

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The day has finally arrived: It’s time to register your food allergic child for kindergarten! Typical parents experience a plethora of emotions during this time including a dose of anxiety; they worry whether their children will adjust quickly, make new friends easily and like their teacher. As a parent of a child with severe food allergies you experience all these worries too, but your anxiety runs exponentially deeper: Will my child be safe? Will she suffer an episode of anaphylaxis as a result of accidental contact with an allergen? Will the staff know how to use her Epi-pen in an emergency? Will her life be threatened?

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