Caring for Children with Food Allergies

IEL Resources

Web Resources

  • CFAAR: Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research – Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine Video Resources
    The team at CFAAR has created many educational resources. You will find Early Childhood Food Allergy education videos for:
    • EC professionals (in English & Spanish)
    • Parents (in English & Spanish)
    • Young children ( a 20 second song to sing at snack/meal time)
  • MOCHA: Mothers of Children Having Allergies
    MOCHA is a group of parents sharing information and supporting each other. MOCHA started in Chicago yet members are from around the United States. They have a free newsletter and provide resources and advocacy opportunities.
  • FARE: Food Allergy Research and Education
    This website from FARE includes lots of information and resources for EC Providers and Parents. You will find FAQs, a 10 minute Anaphylaxis Training and a Preschool Page for those who live and work with a child who has food allergies. Go here to find: helpful tips, emergency action plan templates (english and spanish), education videos for EC professionals and parents, upcoming webinars and advocacy opportunities for everyone who want to be more involved with food allergy education initiatives.
  • AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics Emergency Action Plan (PDF)
    The American Academy of Pediatrics is a trusted resource for current research and best practice as it relates to young children. The AAP has a food allergy emergency action plan template that can be printed and completed by a doctor for a child with a food allergy.

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Reviewed: 2020
Type of resource:
  • Resource List
Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Child Care Center
  • Family Child Care
  • Home
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool Program
Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers
Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
  • Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)