This list identifies websites, online groups and downloads that families can use to help build understanding as well as apps for mobile devices that have helped families with a child who has a food allergy.
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The following websites have been recommended by Connecting for Kids families as useful resources for individuals diagnosed with food allergies:
Allergic Living Magazine
Online magazine with articles on a variety of allergy topics, including managing food allergies, treatment and research.
Recipes and product information from a family with an EoE diagnosis.
The Allergy Mom
Blog, recipes and allergy-friendly products.
Online restaurant guide with filtering tools to help families search for safe options.
American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) Resource Center
Online resource center with information for children, families and adults.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Schools: Food Allergy Section
Includes resources and guidance for managing food allergies at school. A large collection of downloads includes the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies document as well as guides for teachers, administrators, nurses and even transportation staff.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
Online resources for newly diagnosed, living with allergies and common allergy types.
FPIES Toolbox (FPIES Foundation)
Online resource center with tools and information to help navigate an FPIES diagnosis.
Go Dairy Free
Recipes, product reviews and tips for eating out.
Kids with Food Allergies
Offers numerous resources for families including advocacy, webinars and blog posts with recipes, new products and research.
No Nut Traveler
Online resource for traveling with food allergies.
Blog dedicated to allergy-aware Asian fare.
Offers a number of online resources, including a safe snack guide, holiday treat guides and coupons for participating manufacturers.
Teal Pumpkin Project from FARE
Information on the annual awareness program which seeks to make Halloween accessible for children with food allergies.
The following online groups* have been recommended by Connecting for Kids families as useful resources for individuals struggling with food allergies:
Dining Out with Food Allergies (closed Facebook group)
Food Allergy Moms (closed Facebook group)
Food Allergy Parents of Avon Lake and Surrounding Communities (closed Facebook group)
No Nuts Moms (closed Facebook group)
OIT 101 (TM) (closed Facebook group)
*These groups are not affiliated with Connecting for Kids, but may be useful tools for families.
Connecting for Kids families have found the following downloads useful in helping to manage their child's food allergy.
10 School Planning Tips when Your Child Has Food Allergies from Kids with Food Allergies
Printable guide that walks families through the steps they should take when communicating food allergies with their child's school.
An Emerging Epidemic: Food Allergies in America
Discovery Channel special that examines the struggles of families and individuals with life-threatening food allergies, their journey to navigate the dangers around them, and the growing hope for a cure.
Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan from American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) - Available en Español.
Free plan and other resources to keep children with allergic disease safe in school environments.
Awareness Posters from FARE
Variety of downloadable awareness posters to help promote understanding of food allergies in the community.
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan from FARE - Available en Español.
Free printable outlines recommended treatment in case of an allergic reaction, is signed by a physician and includes emergency contact information.
Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP from Kids with Food Allergies
Video and resources to help families choose between using a 504 plan or Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP) to protect their child at school.
Sample 504 Plans from Kids with Food Allergies
Three sample plans families can use to create their own accommodations.
Teal Classroom Awareness Kit from Kids with Food Allergies
Free printable materials designed to help teachers and support staff educate others about food allergies.
More and more mobile applications (apps) are being developed to help individuals with food allergies. The following apps have been used by Connecting for Kids families:
Spokin - Manage Food Allergies (free)
Wizdy Diner (free)