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Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know

Children with Food Allergies: What Parents Need to Know 


take-steps-to-avoid-allergic-reactionThis free two-page handout is filled with essential information for parenting a food allergic child.

  • Understanding the Basics of Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis (Severe Allergic Reaction)
  • Food Allergy Symptoms
  • Common Food Allergens
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Getting Started with a New Diagnosis
  • Resources to Help You



This handout is available with a Creative Commons License. It is free to download, copy and share with other parents, patients, at health fairs, in physician offices or other places where this information will be helpful. Physicians are welcome to upload into their electronic health record system.


It has been written in an "easy-to-read" format to help with better understanding the basics upon diagnosis with a food allergy.


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Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). AAFA is the largest and oldest nonprofit patient organization dedicated to asthma and allergies. KFA educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. Our online community includes public blogs. To post a comment, you will need to register or sign in. Registered members have access to additional specialized support forums for food allergies. Registration is free!

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Kids With Food Allergies
A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: 1-800-7-ASTHMA (1.800.727.8462)
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