Food Allergy Action Plan

Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan by FARE is available here. Click here for En EspaƱol.

Tips for managing food allergy (MJA, 2004):

- Always carry an epineprine auto-injector (EAI)
- Always read food labels
- Ask questions about food preparation (be aware of the risk of cross-contamination)
- No label/don't eat
- No Epi/don't eat
- Tell friends about a serious food allergy
- Tell friends if feeling unwell, especially after eating

Eleanor Garrow, Vice President of Education and Outreach for FAAN, talks about living with food allergies, 2010.

FAANPAL | 2010 | A presentation of food allergy basics by Eleanor Garrow, Vice President of Education and Outreach for FAAN.

Food allergy management (click to enlarge the image).

Related information

Food Allergy Information from ACAAI
Free pamphlets (brochures) from National Institutes of Health - Publications Order Form.
Food allergy and anaphylaxis training - free at
Managing Food Allergy - COFAR video, 2012.
Food Allergy: An Overview for Patients (PDF)
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Executive Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel Report (PDF)
Videos from the KFA channel on YouTube -"Kids With Food Allergies"
Cetirizine is better than diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in the treatment of acute food-induced allergic reactions. JACI, 2011.

Published: 02/12/2011
Updated: 10/04/2019

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