Food Allergy Resources

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Branch
Phone: 1 (800) 232-4636

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: 1 (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012

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


National Resources

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Phone: 1 (800) 877-1600 (Chicago, IL)
Phone: 1 (800) 877-0877 (Washington, D.C.)

Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN)
Phone: 1 (800) 878-4403
Fax: (703) 288-5271

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
Phone: (414) 272-6071

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Phone: 1 (800) 433-9016
Fax: (847) 434-8000

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
Phone: (847) 427-1200
Fax: (847) 427-1294

American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA)
Phone: 1 (888) 972-5378

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)
Phone: (713) 493-7749

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Phone: 1 (800) 727-8462
AAFA’s State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools:

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)  
Phone: (513) 342-1293
Fax: (513) 342-1239

Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) Program 
St. Louis Children's Hospital


Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)  
Phone: 1 (800) 929-4040
Fax: (703) 691-2713

Institute of Child Nutrition (formerly NFSMI — National Food Service Management Institute) Allergy 
Training for school nutrition professionals

International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE)

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: 1 (866) 627-6767
Fax: 1 (301) 585-1791

National Association of State School Nurse Consultants

National Education Association (NEA)
Phone: (202) 833-4000
Fax: (202) 822-7974

School Nutrition Association  
Toll-free: 1 (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


Online Resources
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. 
Consortium of Food Allergy Research
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.
Food Allergy Management & Education (FAME) Program is made up of comprehensive resources that provide management strategies to create a safe learning environment for children with life-threatening food allergies.  All resources as well as manual and tool- kit are easy to navigate, easy to access and available free for nurses, educators, physicians, school personnel, students, families and other community stakeholders.


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Amedra Pharmaceuticals Adrenaclick®

Lineage Therapeutics, Epinephrine injection, USP, auto-injector

Mylan Speciality (Manufacturer of Epi-Pen® auto-injectors)


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Book Resources

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