Food Allergy Center Resources
Eradicating Childhood Food Allergies
Learn about research underway at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia dedicated to finding cures for childhood food allergies and hear from families affected by these conditions.
Video: Celiac Disease and Gluten Disorders in Children
Watch this video to learn more about the differences between various gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease, wheat allergies, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity.
Food as Medicine
Find anti-inflammatory recipes developed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Drexel University.
Caring for Your Child: Reading Labels for a Milk-Free Diet [PDF]
Caring for Your Child: Reading Labels for a Milk-Free Diet is a patient-family educational tool created by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to help you better understand what ingredients to avoid if your child is lactose intolerant or on a milk-free diet.
Dining Out and Eating
Gluten Free Passport
Find a list of restaurant that provide gluten-free menus and allergy charts, links to free ebooks and apps, and tips for safe travel, school tips and more
Reading Labels for a Corn-Free Diet [PDF]
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing corn and corn protein. A list of foods and ingredients to avoid is included.
Reading Labels for a Sesame Seed-Free Diet [PDF]
This educational tool will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods containing sesame seed. Details include a list of dishes that contain sesame seed and certain food products.
Reading Labels for a Shellfish-Free Diet [PDF]
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods containing shellfish. Details include a list of foods that contain shellfish and may contain shellfish protein.
Reading Labels for a Soy-Free Diet [PDF]
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing soy and soy protein.
Reading Labels for a Tree Nut-Free Diet [PDF]
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing tree nuts and tree nut protein.
Reading Labels for a Wheat-Free Diet [PDF]
This tool will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing wheat and wheat protein.
Reading Labels for an Egg-Free Diet [PDF]
This resource will help you read nutritional labels to help you avoid foods and ingredients containing egg and egg ingredients. A list of foods to avoid and others that may contain eggs are included.
Anxiety with Food Allergies
Megan Lewis, MSN, RN, CRNP, nurse practitioner and program manager, Food Allergy Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and James (JP) Senter, MD, a third-year resident at CHOP, review: the extent to which food allergies affect quality of life for children and families.
Managing Food Allergies in Children Podcast
Jonathan Spergel, MD, PhD, Chief of Allergy Program at CHOP, covers the top 9 most common food allergens, current recommendations for when and how to safely introduce potential food allergens, when to refer to an allergist for testing, when different tests (skin, IgE or RAST testing) are indicated, outgrowing allergies, and exciting research underway around immunotherapy and other treatment advances.
Resources for Families
Child Newly Diagnosed with a Food Allergy? What You Need to Know
Learn about food labeling in the U.S. and what to look out for when choosing products for your child with food allergies.
Managing Your Child’s Anxiety During a Food Challenge
Managing your child’s anxiety – and your own – during a food challenge can be challenging, but Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers support to families.
Test Your Food Allergy Knowledge
Test your knowledge about food allergies and learn some ways parents can protect their child from serious reactions to their food allergens.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
AAAI is an international society for patients and healthcare professionals that provides expert resources including condition content, advocacy tools and more.
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology provides information and resources about allergies and asthma for patients and families.
American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders
The APFED is a non-profit organization for adults, children and families living with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders.
Eosinophilgastro Yahoo! Group
This is an e-mail discussion list for people with eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic esophagitis and eosinophilic colitis.
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team
FAACT is a non-profit organization working to educate, advocate and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
FARE provides information about food allergies, resources for all age groups, newsletters and advocacy tools for families.
International Eosinophilic Society
IES is an organization of scientists and clinicians interested in the eosinophil, a blood cell strongly associated with many diseases.
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA)
KFA is dedicated to improving the lives of families raising children with food allergies. They offer educational content, advocacy tools, recipes and much more.
The FPIES Foundation
The FPIES Foundation is dedicated to overcoming the challenges of food-protein induced enterocolitis syndrome by offering tools for education, support and advocacy.