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.
You're Not Alone.
In addition to the resources on this page, CFK offers opportunities to learn and connect with other families.
To Learn More:
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.
The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:
In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting children with food allergies.
Learn more about food allergies from recommended books:
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,
An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America, Discovery Channel Video
Allergy Eats: The Leading Guide to Allergy-Friendly Restaurants Nationwide
Kids With Food Allergies