Faces of Food Allergies
Food allergies are no match for marathon-running moms and karate-loving kids. Or children who educate their entire school about being allergy aware. At Kids With Food Allergies, we know that you are more than your food allergies and the inconveniences and stress that sometimes accompanies this life-changing disorder.
For some families, it is a chance to learn to cook together, or to give back to the community. For others, it is watching their child triumph in the face of adversity through the arts or sports. Or watching their empathy towards other blossom as a result of coping with their food allergies.
“KFA has been such a blessing to our family,” says one mom. “They are an organization that truly cares. It’s helpful to know that there are other families who deal with the same challenges that we do and that we can support one another. Whenever I hear of someone whose child has food allergies, I immediately refer them to KFA.”
Meet inspiring children and families who raise awareness about food allergies and make a difference:
Inspiring Action and Hope
Meet parents and friends of Kids With Food Allergies who refuse to let food allergies get the best of them. Whether it is running a race to raise funds for KFA or teaming up with others to change a policy that will improve the day-to-day lives of their children – these are people who make a difference for families living with this disorder.
Our tools, shareable resources, webinars and online community make it easy for you to connect with others as well as educate your community. They are free and supported by people like you!
We hope these stories will let you think about the life that is possible and the things that you can do for yourself, your family or your community, whenever you are ready to take that next step!
A Race to Fight Allergies – Mom runs marathon to make a difference for families with food allergies.
Coping With the Emotional Aspects of Food Allergies – Mom finds encouragement and support, takes action.
Meet our smallest champions! We are celebrating not only children with food allergies, but also their siblings who keep an eye out for them as they navigate the day-to-day realities of life.
Real life stories of extraordinary children who happen to have food allergies. These inspirational stories help show that our children can do anything and are not hampered by their food allergies.
These kids refuse to let a food allergy diagnosis or a related disorder from getting in the way of their activities, whether it is sports, art, or school.
Besides being unstoppable, these children share another quality – the ability to self-advocate for themselves. Whether it is learning to speak up in a restaurant or creating an education project for their entire school, at KFA we have learned that our incredible children possess incredible strengths that make them wise beyond their years. Read their amazing stories!
8-Year-Old Works to Advance Food Allergy Treatment | MEET ANTHONY
Thriving After Anaphylaxis – Meet Alanna
Life As a Tween with Food Allergies – Meet Nevada
Daniel’s Courage and Determination
Ciara Builds a Food Allergy Team at Her School
Maci and Ava Teach Other Children about Food Allergies and Eosinophilic Disorders
Become an Advocate
You can help us advocate on this issue and others to help reduce the burden of food allergies. Learn more about becoming a food allergy advocate and watch this page for updates on ways you can raise awareness about this issue.