Food Allergy Boot Camp: Practical Food Allergy Management (Video and Resources)

 

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), co-hosted a free educational Facebook Live event with MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Pediatric allergist Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, explained the basics of managing food allergies that parents and caregivers need to know in this live streaming of the MGHfC Food Allergy Boot Camp Program.



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Additional Food Allergy Resources

What Is Anaphylaxis? / Recognizing a Reaction
Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction. Learn the signs of anaphylaxis and what to do if your child has a serious allergic reaction. Download a handout for reference and to share with family, teachers and other caregivers.

Top 8 Allergens
Eight foods cause most food allergy reactions: corn, egg, milk, fish, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and soy. Learn more about some of these foods.

Practical Food Allergy Management Quick Guide (ACT / REACT)
Use this quick guide to learn the steps to prevent an allergic reaction and how to be prepared for one. Parents and caregivers will find this guide useful.

Prepare for and Avoid Allergic Reactions
This guide will help you understand the basics of managing your child’s food allergy while keeping them safe.

Label Reading
Allergens can hide on labels under many different names. Carefully reading labels is a critical part of avoiding foods your child is allergic to and preventing reactions. Learn how to read labels to keep your child safe.

Avoiding Cross-Contact in Your Home
Learn how to protect your child from reactions caused by cross-contact.

Anaphylaxis Action Plans
Download anaphylaxis action plans from KFA, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology.

Food Allergy Babysitting and Drop-Off Child Care Form
This form can help you teach your child's babysitters about food allergies while leaving instructions for what to do in case of an allergic reaction.

Available Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices
Learn what epinephrine auto-injectors are available. Watch training videos and find links to copay coupons and assistance programs.

How to Talk to Your Child About Food Allergy Bullying
Use these tips to have a conversation with your child about food allergy bullying and what to do if it happens.

School Resources
Share these articles, tips and free downloads with your child's teachers and school staff to help them keep your child safe at school.

Preschool Crafts
Some common craft supplies and school activities can involve food or items that contain hidden allergens. Download this list for reference and share it with your child's teacher.

Teal Classroom Kit
The resources in this kit help your child's school create classrooms safe and inclusive for children with food allergies.


Support is an important part of managing your child's food allergies. Join our free online community to talk to other parents of children with food allergies in a safe and encouraging environment.

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