Resources for Healthcare Providers
FARE is here to help you help your patients. Physicians, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, researchers and other health professionals will find FARE’s many materials on food allergy management helpful. We also can help connect you with more information about clinical trials occurring in your area should you have patients who are interested in participating.
Patient Education Materials
Our website, www.foodallergy.org, provides the most comprehensive patient information available on food allergies, including how to stay safe and live well with food allergies.
We also offer materials you can order in our online store.
Packet for Newly Diagnosed Patients – “Your Food Allergy Field Guide” brings together FARE’s best resources in one easy-to-use guide that will help equip patients with the knowledge needed to help them stay safe, avoid reactions, shop smartly and live well with food allergies. A free download of the guide is available here. If you have questions about the guide, please email Lynn Heun, Family Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Read a Label – Identify ingredients that must be avoided for allergies to milk, egg, wheat, peanut, tree nuts, soy and shellfish with the help of our How to Read a Label document.
Brochures – In addition to "Your Food Allergy Field Guide," these brochures and resources can be helpful to provide to parents of children who have been diagnosed with food allergies. More materials are available on our Most Popular Resources page.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic and allergic diseases. NIAID provides a number of resources to clinicians and patients to help understand and manage food allergies, some of which are highlighted on this page.
NIAID released its “Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States” in 2011. This document provides physicians with a uniform set of guidelines to follow for treating patients with food allergies. For example, the guidelines specifically outline the steps to take to diagnose a food allergy, including recommendations on which tests to administer and which tests should not be used . Related conditions such as food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), and Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS) are also addressed in the guidelines.
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FARE supports a number of clinical trials across the country. Please visits our Clinical Trials page and the Food Allergy Research Alliance page on our website to learn more about these trials and stay informed about trials that may be available to your patients.
Food Allergy Training Guide for Hospitals and Food Service Staff – This comprehensive program provides hospitals with the material needed to train staff to safely prepare and serve food to patients with food allergies.