Living With Food Allergies

Food Allergy Topics: Learn How to Manage Food Allergies at Home, School and Beyond

Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has many free resources for parents, caregivers, patients, schools and teachers to use to keep those with food allergies safe. Our library of information will help you avoid allergic reactions and be prepared to treat a reaction should one occur.

What is a Food Allergy?

Learn about the symptoms of food allergy, common food allergens, the different types of food allergy, and related conditions.

What is a Food Allergy

What is Anaphylaxis?

Learn about severe allergic reactions and how to use an epinephrine auto-injector to treat anaphylaxis.

What is Anaphylaxis

Diagnosing a Food Allergy

Learn about the different types of food allergy tests, how allergies are best diagnosed, and how to use a food diary. Find out what to expect for a supervised oral food challenge.

Diagnosing a Food Allergy

Choosing Safe Foods

Use KFA's guides on how to read labels to help you find safe foods. Learn the hidden names for food allergens. Become aware of labeling loopholes and unexpected places you may find allergens.

Choosing Safe Foods

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Food allergies impact every aspect of your life. Learn how to train babysitters, prepare to travel safely, and how to recognize anxiety or grief.

Keeping a healthy lifestyle

Medications and Vaccines

Epinephrine is the first-line of treatment to reverse anaphylaxis. Learn all about this life-saving medicine. You will also find the latest recommendations for vaccines.

Medications and Vaccines

Current Food Allergy Research

Review the current research going on for food allergy and related diseases.

Food Allergy Research

Planning for School

Sending your food-allergic child to school is a big step. Learn how to prepare yourself, your child, and how to work with the school to set up a plan for managing your child's food allergies.

School Plans for Food Allergy

Newly Diagnosed

If your child was recently diagnosed, these tips and guides will help you learn what you need to do to prevent allergic reactions.

newly diagnosed