Flying with Food Allergies

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Food Allergy Awareness Kit

Flying with Food Allergies

Unexpected detours during travel can be fun, but only for the right reasons, and not when they are health related! If you take precautions before and during your trip so you and your child can enjoy the getaway. Air travel is possible for people with food allergies.

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar on June 17, 2014, featuring guest speakers Matthew Greenhawt, MD, MMSc, and Laurel Francoeur, JD.

The presentation covers legal restrictions, disability issues, TSA regulations, peanut dust and inhalation studies, and how to prevent allergic reactions on airplanes.

An attendee gave this review as the most valuable part of the webinar:

“The tips for flying reaffirmed for me that I am doing everything possible to keep my 5-year-old safe. All of the information on inhalation and peanut shell dust was wonderful and will make us feel much safer when faced with that environment.”


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.