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According to research studies, approximately one in every 13 children are diagnosed with food allergies in the United States. Not only is this life-threatening diagnosis frightening for families, it can also feel isolating and result in misunderstanding and bullying for the child with food allergies.

This page will acquaint you with some of the resources available for families with children diagnosed with food allergies. In each case, we've taken the top four resources recommended by local experts in the field to help you get started. Additional resources may be found by using the View More links that follow each section.

Just Getting Started?

Families who are just beginning to learn about their child's food allergies may benefit from Connecting for Kids' Empower the Parent program. This step-by-step resource shows you how to get started finding help for your child. We also encourage residents of the Connecting for Kids service area to contact us for personalized support.

The recommendations provided on the remainder of this page were made by experts at the Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network (NEOFAN). For more information on the NEOFAN, please see its entry in the Connecting for Kids Provider Directory.

Recommended Organizations

The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:

Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network (NEOFAN)
American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology


Food Allergy Resources and Education (FARE)


Kids with Food Allergies


In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting children with food allergies.

View more organizations...

Recommended Books

Learn more about food allergies from recommended books:

Allergies At School: Ways to Increase the Safety and Awareness of Life-threatening Food Allergies at School
S. Stratton

The Food Allergy Experience: Real voices. Real disease. Real insights.
D. Bunning and R. Gupta, MD

The Bugabees: Friends With Food Allergies
A. Recob

Mangos for Max
Dr. Jessica St. Louis

Recommended Websites, Downloads, Apps & Groups

Families may benefit from the following websites, downloads, apps and groups:

Food Allergy Parents of Avon Lake and Surrounding Communities,
Local Facebook support group


An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America, Discovery Channel Video

Allergy Eats: The Leading Guide to Allergy-Friendly Restaurants Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Español: 1-440-907-9130
Email: info@connectingforkids.org


P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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