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.
Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) – Free Starter Guide
Food Allergy Support Groups
See Support Groups
Recipe databases, message boards and blogs for a nutritious diet that also meets your food allergy needs:
Tips and tools for preparing to eat away from home:
Allergy Eats – Online Restaurant Guide (with free app)
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)– Free Printable Chef Cards
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.
Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) – Airline Travel Tips and Information
Kids with Food Allergies Foundation (KFA) – Tips for Flying
Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training
Videos and printable instructions:
Mylan Specialty LP (EpiPen®)
How to Use an EpiPen® (Download)
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:
Places online where kids can learn about food allergies in a fun, interactive and safe way:
For Teens & Young Adults
Sites for teens/young adults learning to manage food allergies and advocate for themselves:
TeensHealth from Nemours – search “Food Allergy”
Food Allergy Research
Current research articles, summaries and information about clinical trials:
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.
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Seborrheic Dermatitis)
Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES)
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!
*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.