Knowing what’s in your food is an important part of preventing food allergy reactions. And many food allergens have more than one name when they appear on ingredient labels. When your child has a food allergy, you’ll want to learn how to read labels for their allergens.
Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) has created food allergen guides for some of the most common food allergens to help you manage these allergies.
We have guides for managing the following foods:
Our food allergy management guides include:
- How to read labels for food allergens
- Tips for cooking and baking without that allergen
- How to prevent cross-contact
- Food allergen ingredient list you can take grocery shopping
We’ve also created chef cards to use when you eat out. Ingredients in restaurant foods may vary, and cross-contact is more likely. These chef cards have the ingredient names of the allergen. Use these cards to let the restaurant staff know how to help you avoid allergic reactions.
These guides and chef cards are available in printed packs of 10 or are free to download, print, and share!
You don’t have to manage your child’s food allergies alone. KFA provides educational information, food allergy news, a collection of nearly 1,500 Safe Eats® recipes, and new allergy-friendly food alerts. We also have discussion forums where you can talk with other parents and caregivers managing food allergies in a safe, encouraging environment.