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For resources, ideas, tips & more on making Halloween safe & inclusive for kids with food allergies/restrictive diets, visit the Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) blog.  

Also, displaying a teal pumpkin outside of your home shows that you have non-food treats available this Halloween.

Check out KFA's 2016 allergy-friendly Halloween candy guide!

Making a Difference in our Community!

Our staff raised funds for the United Way of Greater St. Louis's annual campaign by delivering baked goodies to local businesses on October 14! There is still time to support the campaign (which ends Oct. 31).  Visit www.stl.unitedway.org

News & Notes

  • Auvi-Q to Return to the Market:  
    The epinephrine auto-injector to be sold again in 2017.
  • The Contract is Official:  AAFA-STL is proud to announce that our contract w/ Well Care/Missouri Care is OFFICIAL!  We can now subcontract w/ providers to provide in-home asthma education and environmental assessments.  This is a great step forward for our agency!  Additionally, we have a grant from Well Care in Illinois (Harmony), to provide similar services in the Metro East.  
  • T-21 Ordinance:  There was a successful first read of the Tobacco 21 Ordinance in the City of St. Louis this past Friday (this ordinance, if passed, will raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 in St. Louis City). The initiative has been sent to the Health and Human Services Committee.  In September, T-21 passed in St. Louis County.
    Interested in food allergy training for your employees or other group? We've got you covered!  
    Visit aafastl.org/allertrain or contact Reagan Nelson
    (rnelson@aafastl.org) to find out more about the AllerTrain accredited food allergen and gluten-free training courses we offer!
12th Annual Trivia Night: Registration is still open for our November 5th event! Contact Jessica Green at jgreen@aafastl.org for more info!

An Orchid AAFAir:Soaring to New Heights Gala & Auction:
Save the Date!  Our 27th annual Orchid AAFAir is Saturday, March 18 @ the Four Seasons Hotel.
Join our dedicated team of professionals for a new AmeriCorps VISTA program to serve St. Clair and Madison Counties in IL!  During your year of National Service with AAFA-STL, you will help improve awareness and participation of the School Nurse RESCUE program through community engagement and capacity building initiatives.  There are 2 VISTA positions open, to start February 2017.  

For more information on the two positions, or to apply, visit aafastl.org/vista.  Contact Amy Trapp at atrapp@aafastl.org 
or 314.645.2422 x6 with any questions!
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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter
1500 S. Big Bend Blvd., Suite 1 S
St. Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314.645.2422
Fax:  314.645.2022
EIN:  43-1484316

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