If you are a staff or admin member of a school, daycare or camp; thank you for taking the time to learn more about food allergies.
Here you’ll find basic food allergy information as well as laws explaining your legal responsibilities. For other food allergy articles and news click on Food Allergy Information to be taken to our info page.
This page is updated regularly with new information.
What is a Food Allergy or Food Intolerance?
A food allergy is defined as an immune system response whereas a food intolerance is typically a digestive response. Click on the above title to learn more.
Food Allergy Symptoms
There is some overlap between symptoms of a food allergic and food intolerance reaction. Click on the above title to learn the differences as well as the key symptoms of anaphylaxis.
Common Food Allergies
Common food allergies vary by country. Click on the above title to learn about the most common allergens in the US and other countries.
Allergy Facts and Statistics
Learn more about allergy facts and statistics from recent studies.
Unusual and Unexpected Sources of Peanut
Peanuts can be hidden in a variety of products. The above link will take you to a list of where you might be able to find hidden peanut protein.
Health and Action Plans
The above link will take you to a list of a variety of health and action plans for those with food allergies.
Food Allergy FAQ List
This list was drafted after numerous years of listening to food allergic children and their parents. Hopefully it will give you a larger perspective of what living with food allergies is like and what food allergic children need.
Legal Information and Web Sites
Mystic Valley Board of Special Education Appeals (BSEA) case
(case in which family won and received appropriate accommodations for their food allergic son)
US School Food Allergy Guidelines by State
Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools
Links and Guidelines: Canada
Medic Alert: No Child Without