Was your child or a child you care for recently diagnosed with a food allergy? Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) offers a free online course, “Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies,” that will help you understand the basics of managing your child’s new food allergy diagnosis.
You can also share this course with your child’s other caregivers, babysitters, family, and friends so they can learn about food allergies.
You can take the course at your own pace. This course has four chapters that cover a wide range of food allergy topics:
- Chapter 1: Basics of Food Allergies and Diagnosis
- What a food allergy is
- Some of the most common food allergens
- Types of food allergies
- How food allergies are diagnosed
- Chapter 2: Recognition and Treatment of Severe Allergic Reactions
- Symptoms of anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction
- How to be prepared for anaphylaxis
- How to treat anaphylaxis
- Steps to prevent anaphylaxis
- Chapter 3: Finding Safe Foods
- How to read labels
- Finding recipes
- Serving safe food
- Chapter 4: Managing Food Allergies Outside of Your Home
- School and day care
- Playdates, activities, and sports
- Restaurants and travel
- Babysitters and caregivers
This course is presented by David Stukus, MD, Director of the Food Allergy Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio and member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s (AAFA) Medical Scientific Council. KFA is the food allergy division of AAFA.
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