Food Allergies Center
Reading Food Labels
Carefully reading food labels is one of the most important things parents can do to help prevent reactions.
Learn what to look for
Talk to Your Child
Engaging kids in their care builds a foundation for good habits later. Even little kids can start taking charge of their health, like saying, "No thank you, I have food allergies." if someone offers them a snack.
Help your child understand what happens in the body with a food allergy. Ask questions like, "What are three signs of an allergic reaction?" Keep the discussion going to help your child learn and stay curious about health.
Learn about food allergies
Food Allergy FAQs
Oral allergy syndrome usually causes mild reactions only in the mouth and throat. For a few kids, it can be serious.
Allergies don't cause asthma. But when kids already have asthma, having allergies can sometimes make their asthma symptoms worse.
Doctors often use a combination of skin testing and blood testing to diagnose a food allergy.