Food Allergy Resources

With all of the food allergy information online it can be hard to know where to start and what is accurate. The University of Michigan Allergy Clinic staff has reviewed the following websites and believes that they provide trusted and useful information for patients and others who want to better understand food allergy. (Please note that clicking the provided links will take you off of the MHWFAC site.*)

Food Allergy Basics

These organizations are a good place to start for anyone newly diagnosed with food allergy. They provide an overview of the condition, as well as health management strategies and education. Friend them on Facebook to keep updated.

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) 

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) – Free Starter Guide

Allergy & Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics

Food Allergy Canada

Spokin

 

Food Allergy Support Groups

See  Support Groups

 

Allergy-Friendly Cooking

Recipe databases, message boards and blogs for a nutritious diet that also meets your food allergy needs:

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) 

Eating with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Kitchen

Allergic Living- Recipe Database

 

Dining Out

Tips and tools for preparing to eat away from home:

Allergy Free Passport

AlerDine – Online Restaurant Guide

Allergy Eats – Online Restaurant Guide (with free app)

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)– Free Printable Chef Cards

 

Travel

Information and services that make travel easier and safer for people with food allergies. Contact the University of Michigan Allergy Clinic prior to your trip if you need assistance with a plan or letter.

Allergy Free Passport

Select Wisely Cards

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) – Airline Travel Tips and Information

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) – Tips for Flying

 

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training

Overview of Epinephrine Use from FARE

Videos and printable instructions:

Mylan Specialty LP (EpiPen®)

How to Use an EpiPen® (Download)

Auvi-Q™

Adrenaclick®

 

Medical Identification Services

Recommended for food allergy patients - Wearable ID’s and 24/7 services that provide life-saving information about your medical condition to emergency responders:

Medic Alert Foundation

Road ID

 

School Planning/Training

See School Planning for Food-Allergic Students 

 

For Kids

Places online where kids can learn about food allergies in a fun, interactive and safe way:

Food Allergy News for Kids

Food Allergy Kid Spot

Safe4Kids

 

For Teens & Young Adults

Sites for teens/young adults learning to manage food allergies and advocate for themselves: 

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Teen Resources

FARE Teen Facebook Page

Anaphylaxis Canada -Teen Website

TeensHealth from Nemours – search “Food Allergy”

 

Food Allergy Research

Current research articles, summaries and information about clinical trials:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) 

Clinical Trial FAQ's from FARE

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)

 

Food Allergy Ingredient Alerts

Sign up to receive free email alerts about mislabeled/recalled foods and product ingredient changes that may affect people with food allergies – a service of the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) 

 

Allergy-Related Medical Conditions

The following websites provide a general overview; consult your board-certified physician for more information.

 

Asthma

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

 

Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis)

National Eczema Association

 

Eosinophilic Disorders

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)

 

Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)

FPIES Foundation

Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) – FPIES Frequently Asked Questions

 

Additional Reading

There are many online newsletters, magazines and blogs for food-allergic people and families. Here are just a few…let us know about others that you find useful!

Allergic Living Magazine

The Allergist Mom

"Please Don't Pass the Nuts"

Cybele Pascal – The Allergy-Friendly Cook 

Circle of Moms List of Top 25 Food Allergy Mom Blogs

 

*The University of Michigan Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center (MHWFAC) provides these website links as a service to our patients. We make every effort to ensure that this list is reviewed and updated regularly. However, the U-M MHWFAC cannot and does not guarantee that the content on these websites is absolutely current. We cannot be responsible for misinformation that may be accessed through the links provided. As always, the Internet is not a tool for self-diagnosis and is not a substitute for professional care. November 2012.