Pediatric Food Allergy Patient Education
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.
Food Allergy Resources
Action Plan (PDF)
Allergy-Free Foods - Cherrybrook Kitchen
Allergy-Free Foods - divvies.com
Allergy-Free Foods - enjoylifefoods.com
Allergy-Free Foods - iansnaturalfoods.com
Allergy-Free Foods - Nature Path
Allergy-Free Foods - Nestle’ from Canada
Allergy-Free Foods - sodeliciousdairyfree.com
Allergy-Free Foods - Vermont Chocolates
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 Replacer - EnerG
Egg Replacer - Ground Flaxseed (Bob’s Red Mill)
Heading to College With Food Allergies
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. www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/community-resources/college-and-university-staff
Recommended Books for Food Allergies
Your care team recommends books from the following locations.
Food Allergy Cookbooks
- Cooking Allergy-Free Every Day: Homestyle Recipes from Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
- Cooking Together: Recipes for Parents and Kids from Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
- The Food Allergy News Holiday Cookbook from Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)
- The Food Allergy News Cookbook: A Collection of Recipes from The Food Allergy Network
- The Complete Food Allergy Cookbook by Marilyn Giovannini
- Allergy Proof Recipes for Kids by Leslie Hammond and Lynne Marie Rominger
- The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book by Kelly Rudnicki
- The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook by Cybele Pascal
- The Whole Foods Allergy Cookbook by Cybele Pascal
- 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 with Food Allergies
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 Research Education (FARE) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.