Food Allergy Resources

Federal Resources


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) School Health Branch
Phone: 1 (800) 232-4636
E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foodallergies


CDC – Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foodallergies/pdf/13_243135_A_Food_Allergy_Web_508.pdf


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov


NIH – Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodallergy/clinical/Pages/default.aspx


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
http://fnic.nal.usda.gov/diet-and-disease/allergies-and-food-sensitivities


United States Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Phone: 1 (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012
E-mail: ocr@ed.gov
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html


United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
10903 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20993
http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm079311.htm
 


 

National Resources


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


Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN)
Phone: 1 (800) 878-4403
Fax: (703) 288-5271
http://www.allergyasthmanetwork.com


American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
Phone: (414) 272-6071
E-mail: info@aaaai.org
http://www.aaaai.org
http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/food-allergies.aspx


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
Phone: 1 (800) 433-9016
Fax: (847) 434-8000
http://www.aap.org


American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
Phone: (847) 427-1200
Fax: (847) 427-1294
E-mail: mail@acaai.org
http://www.acaai.org


American Latex Allergy Association (ALAA)
Phone: 1 (888) 972-5378
http://www.latexallergyresources.org


American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)
Phone: (713) 493-7749
http://apfed.org/drupal/drupal/what_is_eoe


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
Phone: 1 (800) 727-8462
E-mail: info@aafa.org
http://www.aafa.org
AAFA’s State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools: www.StateHonorRoll.org


Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)  
Phone: (513) 342-1293
Fax: (513) 342-1239
E-mail: info@FoodAllergyAwareness.org
http://www.FoodAllergyAwareness.org


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

E-mail: FAME@bjc.org
http://www.stlouischildrens.org/FAME


Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)  
Phone: 1 (800) 929-4040
Fax: (703) 691-2713
http://www.foodallergy.org


Institute of Child Nutrition (formerly NFSMI — National Food Service Management Institute)
http://www.childnutritioninstitute.org/ResourceOverview.aspx?ID=507Food Allergy 
Training for school nutrition professionals


International Association for Food Protein Enterocolitis (IAFFPE)
E-mail: contact@iaffpe.org
http://www.iaffpe.org


Kids with Food Allergies — A Division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) 
Phone: (215) 230-5394
Fax: (215) 340-7674
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org


National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
Phone: 1 (866) 627-6767
Fax: 1 (301) 585-1791
E-mail: nasn@nasn.org
http://www.nasn.org
http://www.nasn.org/ToolsResources/FoodAllergyandAnaphylaxis


National Association of State School Nurse Consultants
http://www.schoolnurseconsultants.org


National Education Association (NEA)
Phone: (202) 833-4000
Fax: (202) 822-7974
www.nea.org


School Nutrition Association  
Toll-free: 1 (800) 877-8822, ext. 154
Fax: (301) 686-3115
http://schoolnutrition.org


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
www.copaa.org
 


 

Online Resources


http://www.allergyhome.org/schools
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.)


http://allergyready.com
Interactive online course designed to help teachers, administrators and other school personnel prevent and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.


http://www.cofargroup.org 
Consortium of Food Allergy Research


http://www.foodallergyawareness.org/schoolresources
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. 


http://www.stlouischildrens.org/FAME
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.
 


 

Auto-Injector Devices


Amedra Pharmaceuticals Adrenaclick®
 

Lineage Therapeutics, Epinephrine injection, USP, auto-injector
 

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


 

Food Allergy and Bullying


http://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx (type bullying in the search box)
 

http://kidshealth.org (type bullying in the search box)
 

http//www.nea.org/bullyfree
 

http://www.violencepreventionworks.org/public/bullying.page  
 

http://www.stopbullying.gov
 


 

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.
http://www.allergyhome.org/handbook/ (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