Resources

Extra information to support you in every step of your journey; whether you have a food allergy, know someone who does, or just want to learn more.

A key website is FARE (Food Allergy Resource and Education). They have resources for anyone: college students, people who have been newly diagnosed with an allergy, healthcare providers, and more.

You can find them here: https://www.foodallergy.org/

Here are some great FARE resources: 

Other resources:

5 Steps to Finding a Food Allergy Safe College: SPOKIN

https://www.spokin.com/resources/schools/5-steps-to-finding-a-food-allergy-friendly-college

This article helps prepare parents and students prepare to advocate for themselves and find valuable information when searching for a college that will keep them safe.

 

FAACT’s Newly Diagnosed Guide

https://www.foodallergyawareness.org/media/newly-diagnosed/FAACT_Newly%20Diagnosed_Guide_Revised_FINAL_02.2020.pdf

This informative, comprehensive guide walks individuals through information, treatment, and steps to take upon being diagnosed with a food allergy. It breaks the diagnosis and its implications down to make things less overwhelming! 

 

Living with Food Allergies: Kids with Food Allergies

https://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/living-with-food-allergies.aspx

This comprehensive Q and A guide was written specifically for families with children who have food allergies, covering topics like allergen substitutions, food allergy prevention, and choosing formula for allergic infants.

 

Food Allergy Educational Resources for Kids: My Food Allergy Friends

https://myfoodallergyfriends.com/

This resource helps children understand food allergies, whether they have one themselves or have a friend or classmate who has one. They have a series of books that present food allergies in a comprehensive, age-appropriate way that helps develop understanding and empathy for young children.

 

How to Use an Epinephrine Auto-Injector: American Academy of Pediatrics

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/injuries-emergencies/Pages/How-to-Use-an-Epinephrine-Auto-Injector.aspx

This article reviews safe protocol for using three different types of epinephrine auto-injectors.

 

A How-To For the Holidays When You Have Food Allergies

https://www.bannerhealth.com/healthcareblog/advise-me/navigating-the-holidays-with-food-allergies

Holidays can be a difficult time to navigate for an individual with food allergies, but allergies don’t have to affect your ability to celebrate! This article walks through steps for a safe holiday experience.

 

Managing Food Allergies In Schools for Teachers and Paraeducators: CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/foodallergies/pdf/teachers_508_tagged.pdf

This informative resource was designed to educate those working in schools and classrooms about how they can create a safe learning space for those with allergies. It provides resources for recognizing food allergy symptoms, preparing for field trips, important allergy information, and more.

 

Spokin Food Allergy App

https://www.spokin.com/about-the-app

This well designed app is a life-saver for those with food allergies. It provides information about products free of certain allergens, promotes new allergy-safe products, and can point you to allergy-safe restaurants and resources that other Spokin users have rated. You can see recipes, helpful tips, and connect with the food allergy community.

 

Create an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan, AAP Report Explained: American Academy of Pediatrics

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/Pages/Create-an-Allergy-and-Anaphylaxis-Emergency-Plan.aspx

This article covers the basics of what an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan is and how to use it. It also explains the merits of epinephrine as an allergy treatment.

 

Know When to Go to the ER for an Allergic Reaction: Medical City Healthcare

https://medicalcityhealthcare.com/blog/entry/know-when-to-go-to-the-er-for-an-allergic-reaction

In the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to know when to seek emergency medical treatment for an allergic reaction. This comprehensive article discusses how to know when you should call 9-1-1 or head to the hospital.

 

Parents Planning for School: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team

https://www.foodallergyawareness.org/education/parents-planning-for-school/preschool/

Being the parent of a child with food allergies can feel overwhelming and isolating. This helpful resource breaks down steps to take when first enrolling your child in school, including how to prepare, what to provide the school with, and what to look for in caregivers.

 

Ways to Minimize Risk When Dining Out with Food Allergies: Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team

https://www.foodallergyawareness.org/education/dining-out/dining-out/

This article emphasizes the use of caution when eating out and explains how to dine safely at restaurants. Helpful ways to reduce your risk of a reaction are covered, as well as creating a plan before heading out to enjoy your meal.