Resources for the Newly Diagnosed
If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a food allergy, it’s important to understand that there will be some changes in your life. Managing food allergies requires changes in diet and lifestyle, and these changes often affect the whole family. It is normal to feel challenged or even overwhelmed by these changes. Over time, as you establish a new routine or system focused on keeping you or your loved one safe while living well with food allergies, it will begin to feel more manageable.
The resources on this page and our website can help. You can also learn, share and connect with other families and individuals managing food allergies by joining a support group in your area.
Your Food Allergy Field Guide
Reading this free educational packet is a great place to start. It combines our best resources in an easy-to-use format and will provide you with the information you need to stay safe, avoid reactions, shop smartly and live well with food allergies.
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Food Allergy Basics
It’s important to start at the beginning. Learn more about what exactly a food allergy is and find links to important topics such as symptoms, diagnosis and testing, treatment and managing reactions, and more.
Anaphylaxis is a severe, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. Learning how to prevent, recognize and treat anaphylaxis is critical to being prepared in an emergency.
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Living with Food Allergies
Smart food allergy management strategies and connecting with others who are managing food allergies every day can help you feel more in control and alleviate some of the stress associated with managing food allergies. Read True Stories of individuals and families who are managing food allergies, connect with a support group in your area, and find tips for managing food allergies day-to-day.
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Taking Care of Yourself
Whether you have a food allergy or you care for someone who does, remember – it’s important to take care of yourself. These tips will help you find support and reduce stress and anxiety.
You can also learn more about managing food allergies in different environments:
Learn how to create a safe home and how to communicate with child care providers – from the babysitter to grandparents.
Find resources for creating a safe environment and a successful experience at elementary, middle and high schools.
Be prepared for a fun, safe summer with information about how to manage food allergies at camp.
Going off to college means new friends, new experiences, and new environments. Whether you’re prepping your applications or gearing up for college graduation, learn more about managing your food allergies on campus.
Learn about how to navigate situations like business lunches and traveling for work.
With the right precautions, you can enjoy dining out at restaurants. Learn about communicating with food service professionals, chef cards and more.
Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, careful planning can help take the stress out of travel.
Additionally, FARE has a variety of resources available for free and for purchase. To download materials for free, please visit our Most Popular Resources page. To learn more about the books, brochures and other resources sold by FARE, please visit our online store.