Saturday, March 14, 2009

Best Websites for Managing Food Allergies

More than 11 million Americans have food allergies, including 6 percent of children under age 3. The good news is that there are excellent resources online, plus products and strategies to help parents and kids get by. Cookie Magazine just posted their favorite websites for children with food allergies.

Here are Cookie's "Best All-Around Sites" for information and resources.
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network: The go-to guide for the latest info on food allergies. Sign up for allergy alerts so you know when a product has been recalled, and check out recipes and products, which include children's books, cookbooks, EpiPen carriers, and more.
Food Allergy Initiative: Tons of tips on how to manage food allergies at home, in school, and at camp. It also offers strategies for eating out and traveling, as well as genius restaurant cards that explain a specific allergy and what to do in an emergency—in different languages.
Kids with Food Allergies: Find an allergy buyer's guide, links to allergy articles and research, support forums, and more.
Food Allergy Website for Kids: Part of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network this site for kids has allergy-related projects, coloring pages, and activities.
Beyond a Peanut: Created by a mother whose child has allergies, this site sells allergy flashcards with simple explanations and images—perfect for bringing grandparents, caregivers, and friends up to speed on food allergies.
Allergy Haven: Listings of recommended allergy-related books.

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