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The following patient education documents and recommended links are provided from your allergy care team for your reference. This section is for educational purposes only. If you have a question, contact a healthcare professional at 214-456-7000. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. This information is not intended to be used for diagnoses or treatment.

For other service lines' information and resources, browse our pediatric speciality pages.



Action Plan (PDF)

Allergy-Free Foods - www.cherrybrookkitchen.com

Allergy-Free Foods - www.divvies.com

Allergy-Free Foods - www.Enjoylifefoods.com

Allergy-Free Foods - www.Iansnaturalfoods.com

Allergy-Free Foods - Nature Path

Allergy-Free Foods - Nestle’ from Canada

Allergy-Free Foods - www.Sodeliciousdairyfree.com

Allergy-Free Foods - Vermont Chocolates

Anaphylaxis Handout 


College and University Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies


Diet Record

* An online version is also available under New Patient


Educators - Field Trip Tips for Parents and Educators

Educators - Managing Food Allergies in a School Setting

Educators - Food Allergy

Educators - Teacher's Checklist

Educators - What Educators Should Know about Food Allergies

Egg Free - Panko bread crumbs - (Ian’s and Kikkoman’s)

Egg Replacer - EnerG

Egg Replacer - Ground Flaxseed (Bob’s Red Mill)


Food Allergy Research & Education


How to Read a Food Label


Medical ID Bracelets


Peanut-Free Almond Butter


Reading a Label for Corn Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Egg Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Fish Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Milk Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Peanut Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Shellfish Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Soy Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Tree Nut Allergy (PDF)

Reading a Label for Wheat Allergy (PDF)


Talking to Children About Their Food Allergies

Resources for Teens


Heading To College

Heading to College

College is an exciting time! There are steps you can take before sending your child off to college that will create a safe environment for your child.

Check out the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) resources on best practices for managing food allergies at college. http://www.faancollegenetwork.org/

Recommended Books

Your care team recommends books from the following locations.


Cookbook - Cooking Allergy-Free Every Day: Homestyle Recipes from Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Cookbook - Cooking Together: Recipes for Parents and Kids from Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)

Cookbook - The Food Allergy News Holiday Cookbook from Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)

Cookbook - The Food Allergy News Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes from The Food Allergy Network

Cookbook - The Complete Food Allergy Cookbook by Marilyn Giovannini

Cookbook - Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids by Leslie Hammond and Lynne Marie Rominger

Cookbook -The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book by Kelly Rudnicki

Cookbook -The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal

Cookbook -The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook by Cybele Pascal

Cookbook -8 Degrees of Ingredients by Melisa K. Priem


Food Allergies (The American Dietetic Association) by Celide Barnes Koerner and Anne Muñoz-Furlong


The Peanut Allergy Answer Book by Michael C. Young


Understanding and Managing Your Child's Food Allergies by Scott H. Sicherer

Back to School

One of the biggest stressors for parents is sending their child to school when they have a food allergy because parents know eating is unavoidable at school. Preparation and collaboration are the two key elements to keeping your child safe at school.

Collaboration is essential to working with school staff. Remember they want to keep your child as safe as you do. If you can develop a positive relationship with the staff, they will be more willing to tailor your child’s experience at school. It is important to talk them through all of your child’s need in addition to giving them everything in writing.

Check out the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) resources on best practices for managing food allergies at school.

Food Allergy Educational Seminars

Common issues like bullying, sleepovers and even what to eat at birthday parties are all complex topics for the parent of a child with food allergies. In response, the leading food allergy specialists at Children’s are offering free educational seminars to help parents know how to unravel those situations. The seminar speakers will be J. Andrew Bird, MD, Medical Director of the Food Allergy Center, Maria Crain, MS, CPNP, Nurse Practitioner, and Jamie Grollman, PhD, Clinical Psychologist.

To get the latest updates about the time and location of each class, please join our e-mail list by sending your contact information to foodallergy@childrens.com.


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