Additional Food Allergy Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Branch
Phone: 800.232.4636
E-mail: [email protected]

CDC – Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH)

NIH – Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) National Agricultural Library USDA
10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room 105
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351
Phone: 301.504.5414
Fax: 301.504.6409

United States Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Phone: 800.421.3481
Fax: 202.453.6012
E-mail: [email protected]

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Phone: 800.877.1600 (Chicago, IL)
Phone: 800.877.0877 (Washington, D.C.)

Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN)
Phone: 800.878.4403
Fax: 703.288.5271

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
Phone: 414.272.6071
E-mail: [email protected]

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Phone: 800.433.9016
Fax: 847.434.8000

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
Phone: 847.427.1200
Fax: 847.427.1294
E-mail: [email protected]

American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA)
Phone: 888.972.5378

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)
Phone: 713.493.7749

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Phone: 800.727.8462
E-mail: [email protected]

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)  
Phone: 513.342.1293
Fax: 513.342.1239
E-mail: [email protected]

Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) Program 
St. Louis Children's Hospital
E-mail: [email protected]

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)  
Phone: 800.929.4040
Fax: 703.691.2713

International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE)
E-mail: [email protected]

Kids with Food Allergies — A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) 
Phone: 215.230.5394
Fax: 215.340.7674

National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
Phone: 866.627.6767
Fax: 301.585.1791
E-mail: [email protected]

National Association of State School Nurse Consultants

National Education Association (NEA)
Phone: 202.833.4000
Fax: 202.822.7974

School Nutrition Association  
Toll-free: 800.877.8822, ext. 154
Fax: 301.686.3115

State Educational Agency
Every state has a State Educational Agency (SEA), which should be responsive to requests for information.

The Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPA)
Protecting the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities

Food allergy education tools and resources designed to assist school nurses or their designees in school-wide food allergy education and awareness (staff/administration, parents and students.)
Interactive online course designed to help teachers, administrators and other school personnel prevent and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.
FAACT is proud to announce the release of our Food Allergy Curricula Program for Schools, another program that fulfills our mission to educate, advocate and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. 

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Food Allergies and Schools: A Pocket Guide for Educators
Julie Trone and Maria Acebal, 2010

Food Allergies for Dummies,
Robert A. Wood, MD. Wiley, 2007

How To Manage Your Child’s Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life
Linda Marienhoff Coss. Plumtree Pr (2004)

Living Confidently With Food Allergy
Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, Jennifer LeBovidge, PhD, Laura Bantock, Lauren James, and Laurie Harada. Anaphylaxis Canada, 2013. (freely available HTML and PDF versions)

The Parent’s Guide to Food Allergies
Marianee Barber, Maryanne Bartoszek Scott and Elinor Greenberg. Henry Holt & Company; 1st Edition, 2001

The Peanut Allergy Answer Book
Michael C. Young. Fair Winds Press; 2nd Edition, 2006

Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Food Allergies
Scott H. Sicherer, M.D. The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1st Edition, 2006

For Teens/Tweens

Allergic Girl Resources, inc. Supportive Services


FARE Resources for Teens

FARE Resources for College Student

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) 

Medic Alert

Food Allergy Posters

Restaurant Guide, Active Blog & Videos

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Just for Kids

Book Resources

Alexander the Elephant Book Series
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network.

  • Always Be Prepared
  • A Special Day At School
  • Alexander’s First babysitter
  • Alexander’s First Plane Ride
  • Alexander Goes Out to Eat
  • Alexander Goes to a Birthday Party
  • Alexander Goes Trick-or-Treating
  • Alexander Learns His Lesson
  • Alexander and His Pals Visit the Main Street School
  • Alexander’s Special Holiday Treat

Food Allergies & Me
Juniper Skinner. Create Space, 2010.

No Nuts for Me
Aaron Zevy. Tumbleweed Pr, 1996

Nurse Teddy Bear Learns About Food Allergies
Ann Lempert Deutsch, 2012

The BugaBees: Friends with Food Allergies Book Series 
Amy Recob. Beaver’s Pond Press.

  • The Bugabees: Friends with Food Allergies
  • The BugyBops: Friends for All Time (The BugaBees Series)

The No Biggie Bunch Children’s Book Series
Heather M.Mehra. Parents Perk, Inc.

  • Dairy-Free Dino-Licious Dig
  • Everyday Cool With Food Allergies
  • Peanut-Free Tea for Three
  • Sports-tastic Birthday Party Book
  • Trade-or-Treat Halloween

The Peanut Butter Jam Book
Elizabeth Sussman Nassau and Margot Janet Ott. Health Press (NM), 2001

Taking Food Allergies to School
Ellen Weiner and Moss Freedman. JayJo Books; 1st Edition, 1999

The Kid-Friendly Food Allergy Cookbook
Leslie Hammond and Lynne Marie Rominger. Fair Winds Press, 2004

DVD Resources

Binky Goes Nuts: Understanding Peanut Allergies (2007)

Online Resources

Allergy Home

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Resources for Kids

FARE Resources for Teens

FARE Resources for College Students

Kids Health

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