The Kids with Food Allergies Foundation was founded in 2005 as a charity. KFA is a national organization of 30,000 parents, professionals, caregivers, and businesses who want to improve the quality of living for children with food allergies as well as their families. The organization focuses on day-to-day support for families, including emotional and social support; personalized food / cooking assistance; and family activities. The interactive website of KFA provides a powerhouse of resources, including the nation’s largest online support community for families; there are also quality education materials edited by a multidisciplinary medical advisory team; and an online collection of more than 1,200 “allergy free” recipes.
The KFA’s Outlined Online Resources
- Wide information on food allergies.
- Food and cooking assistance. Features “Safe Eats Recipe Collection with 1,200 recipes. What’s more is that it’s searchable by allergens your child needs to avoid.
- A free guide for getting started when your child is newly diagnosed of having food allergy.
- Their Allergy Buyer’s Guide will help you finding allergy friendly foods, products and services.
- Free educational webinars so you can be in touch with the experts.
In February 2013, Kids with Food Allergies Foundation announced that it will be merging with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the country’s oldest and largest non-profit allergy organization.
Kids with Food Allergies Foundation is now a division of the AAFA, it retained its own website, staffing and services for families.
A Sneak Peak of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The AAFA is a non-profit organization founded in 1956, dedicated to finding a cure and for controlling asthma, food allergies, nasal allergies, and other allergic diseases. It is the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world with its mission of improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy, and research.
Today, AAFA provides practical information and community based services through a nationwide network of chapters and educational support group. Continuing to strive in achieving its mission, the AAFA sponsors research toward better treatments and cure for asthma and allergic diseases.