Food Allergy Webinars, Videos, and Live Chats
Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) offers many educational resources to help people manage food allergies, including webinars, videos, and live chats. We cover a variety of topics, including:
- Choosing and preparing allergy-friendly food
- Preventing and treating anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction
- Working with your child’s day care or school to manage their food allergies
- Early food introduction to infants
- Traveling with food allergies
- Much more
Watch this page often for upcoming and past webinars, new videos from our YouTube channel, and information on live chats on our online community or social channels.
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Rewatch past webinars on a variety of food allergy management topics.
Anaphylaxis Diagnosis and Treatment
Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, (pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts), Sanaz Eftekhari (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Vice President of Research), and Melanie Carver (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Chief Mission Officer) for a webinar on the results of a study on anaphylaxis in infants and toddlers.
Margaret Redmond, MD, reviews what a food allergy is, the diagnosis of anaphylaxis, the risk factors for fatal anaphylaxis, and how to mitigate these risks.
Food Allergy Management and Treatment
Prue Fitzpatrick, MPH, a member of the Board of Directors for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, discussed key things to know about health insurance when you have asthma and allergies. She also shared ways that people may be able to save money on their asthma and allergy medicines.
Reducing Risk of Peanut Allergy – A Review of New Guidelines (January 2017)
Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MBA, MSc, and Carina Venter, PhD, RD, discuss how to introduce peanut-containing foods to infants to reduce the risk of peanut allergy. They explain the new guidelines released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Both served on the NIH’s expert panel, which worked to update these clinical guidelines to prevent peanut allergy.
Food Allergy Myths and Facts (October 2015)
David Stukus, MD, explains five myths and facts about food allergies. He discusses blood and skin tests, egg allergy and vaccinations, shellfish allergies and iodine, and the role of antihistamines and epinephrine in treating severe reactions.
Dr. Gianine D. Rosenblum speaks about managing children’s anxiety related to food allergies. She zeroes in on the needs of specific age groups. She also describes coping strategies universal to any age. Dr. Rosenblum is a psychologist and a parent of a child with food allergies.
Oral Food Challenges: What to Expect (July 2015)
Irene Mikhail, MD, talks about oral food challenges (OFC). An OFC in a medical setting is the gold standard to determine if a food allergy exists. Dr. Mikhail answers questions about OFCs, including why and when to consider a food challenge, preparing for the food challenge, what to expect during a challenge, when is the right time to do an OFC, and more.
Anaphylaxis in America: What Do Doctors Know? (April 2015)
Philip Lieberman, MD, shares the stunning findings about what doctors understand about daily life for people at risk for severe allergic reactions. Dr. Lieberman is one of the authors of Anaphylaxis in America. Anaphylaxis in America is a project of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Food, Cooking, and Nutrition
Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas (September 2015)
Registered dietitian Debra Indorato, RD, LDN, and blogger Keeley McGuire share creative, nutritious, and inspirational lunch ideas. They give kid-friendly tips, such as using cookie cutters and building lunches around a theme.
Cookbook author Colette Martin shows how to create allergen-free replacements for common pantry items. She is the author of “Learning to Bake Allergen-Free” and “The Allergy-Free Pantry.”
Nutrition and the Child with Food Allergies (March 2015)
Dietitian Debra Indorato, RD, LDN, talks about how to find safe, nutritious alternatives if your child is on a restricted diet.
Parenting and Lifestyle
Food Allergy Confidence During the Holidays (November 2015)
Sloane Miller, MFA, MSW, LMSW, discusses what we all need to know about communicating our non-negotiable medical needs to family and friends at the holidays.
School and Camp
Off to Summer Camp with Food Allergies (March 2015)
Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, and school and camp nurse Nancy Polmear-Swendris discuss how to pick a camp and what questions to ask. They also discuss how to store epinephrine at camp and basic food allergy management tips.
KFA has a large collection of videos. Topics include anaphylaxis, managing food allergies in school, asthma and food allergies, nutrition, cooking without allergens, and much more.
We also have a YouTube channel. Subscribe to our channel to receive notifications when we publish new videos. Our YouTube channel contains public service announcements, television shows, and webinar recordings featuring food allergy experts.
Allergy-Friendly Arts and Crafts
Food Allergy Management and Treatment
Recipes and Cooking
Milk-Free Cheese Crisps
Milk-Free Cream Cheese Frosting
Flax Egg Substitute
Aquafaba Whipped Topping or Meringue without Milk and Egg
Allergy-Friendly Apple Crisp
Peanut-Free Monkey Munch Snack Mix
Mini Raspberry Cookie Shooters
Teal Pumpkin SunButter Crispy Rice Treats
Creamy Mashed Potatoes without Milk or Soy
Perfect Gravy without Flour or Butter
Our food allergy community hosts live chats on managing food allergies on our community as well as on our social media channels. Join our free online community to receive updates about upcoming events and to access previous chats.