Short and sweet — a list of my go-to online food allergy resources.
When Lucas was first diagnosed with a peanut allergy – well, more like when Lucas had his first reaction BEFORE we could even get into the allergist – of course, my fingers went straight to the keyboard.
Google became my friend and my enemy.
I was SO overwhelmed with the amount of food allergy websites, advocacy groups, publications, Facebook groups and more.
Knowledge is power, especially when you are, on a DAILY basis, managing the food allergies of a child or yourself. Choosing the RIGHT websites to use as a resource is key.
I’ve handpicked some incredibly useful, dynamic and intuitive websites that appeal to not only to allergy and food allergy newbies, but also to educators, business owners, extended family and those with a general food allergy curiosity.
Bonus – several of these websites cover food allergies, asthma and other allergies.
Bonus to the bonus – look for printables, advocacy talking points, shareable statistics and informative infographics too!
5 Food Allergy Resources
“Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States – or roughly two in every classroom. FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.”
“Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the nation’s oldest and leading asthma and allergy charity. With one in 13 children now having a food allergy, KFA services are needed more than ever. We are a vital lifeline to families raising children with food allergies. KFA offers free tools, educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children safe and healthy. Families need not live in fear. With the right tools, all families can raise healthy, confident children who can learn to manage their own food allergies as they grow up.”
“The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world. AAFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.”
“The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) is a professional medical association of more than 6,000 allergist-immunologists and allied health professionals. Learn about allergies, and asthma, their symptoms, and how to find relief through allergist care and treatment.”
Allergic Living Magazine: “Our award-winning magazine offers the very best coverage of food allergies, celiac disease, asthma and environmental allergies. Readers love the engaging articles, latest research news, safe and superb recipes, great columns and product reviews”
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