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Kids With Food Allergies

Rating: 4.98 stars   53 reviews 2,216

Address:

5049 Swamp Rd, Ste 303 PO Box 554 Fountainville PA 18923 USA

Mission:

We improve the day to day lives of families raising children with food allergies and empower them to create a safe and healthy future for their children.

Target demographics:

families learn how to keep their children with food allergies safe, healthy and included

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide

Programs:

educational resources, community events, support groups (local and online), conference meetings and much more -- all for free.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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215-230-5394
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org

Reviews for Kids With Food Allergies

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

My son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies at 10 months old. My husband and I were both new to the world of food allergies with no family history, and to say the least, a bit overwhelmed about how to navigate this new lifestyle and keep our son safe. Somehow I stumbled upon the KFA website and it was so amazing. There were forums- full of helpful, welcoming people who were living the same challenging life and more than willing to answer my questions. I was/am still breastfeeding my son which meant an additional set of challenges- there was a specific forum just for this topic which was such a source of support and comfort for me! There were tons of recipes- sortable by which allergens were excluded, so easy to use! There were easy printable cards for reference when out shopping of all the names for hidden allergen ingredients- made going shopping seem less daunting the first few times and I still carry them around and reference them nearly a year later. There were tons of official references and information provided by allergists and others in the field. They have a beginner's guide that is free to download. I read the whole thing and felt so, so much better about the path that lay ahead. It gave me confidence that we could handle this. Not to be cheesy, but KFA was like a light and an oasis in a dark, scary time. I am so thankful that I came upon their site in my overwhelmed period of google-ing after the diagnosis.

I have recommended KFA anytime I hear of another parent with a newly diagnosed child. If I have any allergy related question, KFA is always my first stop to try to find the answer. It is absolutely an AMAZING resource for parents or other caregivers of children with food allergies.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

KFA was a lifesaver for me when I began my allergy journey. The ability to talk to other moms who had BTDT (been there done that) was such a relief. The tips and tricks you learn living this life (how do you handle Trick or Treat, school birthday treats, etc) don't have to be made up on the fly - you have so many willing to share what has worked for them. I still regularly use recipes I've gotten off the site - far more than any cookbooks I've purchased.

They are especially helpful when dealing with multiple food allergies. At one point my son could only eat three foods, but with the help of the site I was able to make him muffins.

KFA was invaluable in shortening the learning curve and helping me to be successful in navigating this food allergy journey.

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

After realizing my family diet needed to change due to food intolerances, I stumbled along on my own for a while. When I finally joined Kids With Food Allergies website, I couldn't believe all the opportunities I'd been missing! I can't imagine my life without KFA for the last 5 years. Even though I now consider myself an "expert" on allergies, I'm still learning new tips and ideas from cooking to dealing with school parties and more. The other members are very encouraging and helpful - and more knowledgeable than many doctors in the real-life issues that food allergies create. If you or anyone in your life suffers from food allergies or intolerances, you should definitely visit this site.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Kids With Food Allergies has been an amazing resource and support for my family. The forum moderators have skillfully and lovingly helped me navigate the mindfields of our life managing multiple life threatening food allergies. My sons daily quality of life was better because of the practical
advise, sharing product info, and best of all the HUGE recipe database. They helped expand our world of limited food and gave encouragement. They gave me access to credible information to share with my school, and training materials for my sons caregivers. I've been part of the KWFA community since it's founding when my son was a toddler, and we will be celebrating his 15 the birthday this week with a safe and delicious "wacky cake" recipe I learned at KWFA. My deepest thank you!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Kids with Food Allergies is a rock solid food allergy non-profit that provides helpful information for parents that is medically sound, empowering, and supportive. They have been champions in awareness, advocacy, and legislation. I'm so grateful for the organization and their vision.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have two child with multiple food allergies. The second one also had horrible eczema, reflux and food aversions. When my son was put on Neocate formula I was handed a Rx and was told good luck. No directions, nothing. KWFA helped me with directions for making it, any questions I had, and how to deal with a child who didn't eat food but only took formula. I would be lost without them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

KWFA so very helpful when I had a child with food allergies different than his sister. Then more ideas for me when he wasn't allowed to eat at all. They have been the best at supporting me through my son's struggle with eating and being on formula still at 7. I would be lost without them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I found KWFA during a Google search. My youngest son had a lot of food related issues going on and I was just looking for help. KWFA has now been with us since before our diagnosis and now after. They have helped us with recipes, support and knowledge. Knowledge is power and you will learn so much on this site. I refer friends, family and use their printable help sheets for myself and others. We love KWFA.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first found Kids With Food Allergies 5 years ago. It was a lifesaver then, full of resources reviewed by their medical advisory team and volunteers and members providing support and assistance with the daily reality of living with food allergies. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) continues to be the main source of food allergy information and support for our family. The recent website updates make KFA accessible to so many more people. And the resources continue to be high quality, offering more ways to print and share with family, friends, and caregivers. KFA truly makes it possible to raise safe, happy, and confident kids with food allergies.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

After my son reacted unexpectedly to his first cashew, I hit the internet searching for information. Discovering KFA has literally saved my son's life. The information provided in KFA's Resources section is reviewed by a Medical Advisory Team, so you can trust the accuracy of the information. The community on the forums is very warm and helpful. Everyone strives to help everyone else and is bursting with helpful tips for living with food allergies. When I think of KFA, I consider it part of our family.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We entered the world of food allergies about 13 years ago. The learning curve is so steep! Thankfully i found KFA a few years later. I can't say enough amazing things about KFA. Between recipes, school resources, webinars, parental support, and so much more, KFA is what helps me keep my sanity. The doctor gives you the diagnosis, but KFA helps you navigate your journey.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The doctor gives you a diagnosis, but they generally can't give you advice on how to live with it. The support and resources at KFA that make it possible to be a successful parent of a kid with food allergies. Sharing the burden with other families makes it easier to deal with the day to day realities. I'm so grateful for KFA in my life. One of the many reasons I try to pay it forward by volunteering my time with KFA to help other families deal with food allergies.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide more funding so they could reach even more families

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

There is a lot of information available on the internet about food allergies. But one of the only sources I trust (and share) is Kids With Food Allergies. The content they share is reviewed by an expert panel of allergists and other health care providers. This is what sets them apart from other organizations, companies and bloggers.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I started using Kids with Food Allergies website last year. It has been a tremendously helpful resource being able to connect to the allergy community, especially those with multiple allergies as I know few children like that. I have read through past postings, current postings, and post questions myself. When I was trying to navigate insurance questions about my daughter going on a special medical drink because of her allergies, I received numerous responses that helped me know what to do next. I've read about food challenges, struggles, food allergen recipes, research... and its all so helpful. Its so much more information than you can get at an allergist's appointment or from an allergy magazine. Volunteers run the forum and do an excellent job at moderating it.

 
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