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There are numerous downloadable resources available for free on the internet, including pamphlets, fact sheets, sample forms, sample letters, chef's cards, guides to food allergy management for schools and camps, and more. Here is a guide to many of these.

Menu:
Activities and Puzzles
Babysitters
Camp
Children's Programs
Dining Out
Educating Other Kids and Parents about Food Allergies
Emergency Medication
Food Allergy Action Plan/Emergency Medical Plan Forms
Food Allergy Diagnosis and Testing
Food Allergy Facts
Food Allergy Management
Food Allergy Stickers
Grocery Shopping
Holidays
School
Teens

Activities and Puzzles

 


Babysitters

Checklists and forms to leave with babysitters (source: Allergy Free Table)
http://www.allergyfreetable.com/babysitting-forms.aspx

Food Allergy Babysitting and Drop-Off Form (source: Kids with Food Allergies and AllergyHome)
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/babysitter_form.html

Online Food Allergy Safety Training Course for Babysitters (source: Allergy Free Table)
http://www.allergyfreetable.com/babysitting-course.aspx


Camp

"Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies at Camp" (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=150

"Management of Food Allergies in Camps: What Staff Need to Know" (source: Food Allergy Home)
Key principles of food allergy managment that are relevant for all camps.
http://www.allergyhome.org/camps/food-allergies-in-camps-what-staff-need-to-know/


Children's Programs

FARE's "Be a PAL"Program for School-Aged Children:
http://www.foodallergy.org/be-a-pal?
PAL Hero Award Certificate http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=116

Girl Scout "Be a PAL"patch program
http://www.gscnc.org/files/pdf/patches/beapalpatch.pdf

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Dining Out

Chef's Card Template print and then fill out by hand (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=219

Chef's Cards for various allergens (source: Allergy Free Table)
http://www.allergyfreetable.com/chef-cards.aspx

"Eating Out with Food Allergies" Video (source: Allergy Free Table)
http://www.allergyfreetable.com/allergy-friendly-restaurants.aspx


Educating Other Kids and Parents about Food Allergies

FARE's "Be a PAL"Program for School-Aged Children:
http://www.foodallergy.org/be-a-pal?

"Food Allergy Awareness for Parents in the School Community"
6-minute audio slideshow created to increase food allergy awareness in all parents in the school community.
http://www.allergyhome.org/schools/food-allergies-anaphylaxis-and-epinephrine-education-modules/food-allergy-awareness-for-parents-in-school-community-introduction/

"So What's the Big Deal about Food Allergies?" (source: KFA)
Flier that answers common questions that other parents have about food allergies.
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/docs/Community-Handout-Whats-Big-Deal-Food-Allergies.pdf

"What are Food Allergies?" (source: Food Allergy Home)
Audio slideshow aimed at elementary school-aged children, explaining why kids with food allergies need to do things a little differently.
http://www.allergyhome.org/what-is-a-food-allergy/what-is-a-food-allergy-audio-slideshow-for-kids/


Emergency Medication

Online video showing how to use EpiPen® (source: Dey)
http://www.epipen.com/how-to-use-epipen

Online video showing how and when to use EpiPen® (source: HealthGuru)
http://conditions.healthguru.com/video/the-epi-pen-what-it-is-and-how-to-use-it

EpiPen® instruction card (source: AAFA)
http://aafa.org/pdfs/final_quickcards_epi.pdf

"How to Use an Epipen" slide show (source: Allergy Home)
http://www.allergyhome.org/how-to-use-an-epipen-autoinjector/

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Food Allergy Action Plan/Emergency Medical Plan Forms

Asthma and Allergy Action Plan form (source: AAFA)
http://aafa.org/pdfs/asthmaactioncardchildcare.pdf

"Authorization of Emergency Treatment"form (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=4

Customizable Medical ID Card (source: MedIDs.com)
http://www.medids.com/free-id.php - scroll down towards bottom of page

"Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan"form (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/faap?

Medical Release Form (source: Allergy Free Table)
http://www.allergyfreetable.com/files/medical-release-form.pdf

 

Food Allergy Diagnosis and Testing

"Does Your Child Have a Food Allergy?" (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=287

"Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States: Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel Report" (source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodAllergy/clinical/Documents/FAGuidelinesExecSummary.pdf

 

Food Allergy Facts

"Food Allergy: An Overview" (source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodAllergy/Documents/foodallergy.pdf

"A Brief History of Food Allergies" (source: Lisa Lundy, "Super Allergy Girl")
http://www.thesuperallergycookbook.com/PDF/FoodAllergypaper.pdf

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Food Allergy Management

Celebrating Holidays with Food Allergies (source: KFA)
A series of guidebooks presenting holiday celebration ideas
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/resourcetopic.php?topic=holidays

"KFA's Starter Guide to Parenting a Child with a Food Allergy" (source: KFA)
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/guide_to_parenting_child_with_food_allergy.html

"Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the United States (source: NIAID, National Institute of Health)
http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodAllergy/clinical/Documents/FAguidelinesPatient.pdf

"Living Confidently with Food Allergy" Handbook (source: AllergyHome.org)
www.allergyhome.org/handbook

"Reporting Problems to the FDA" video (source: FDA)
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm201375.htm


Food Allergy Stickers

"Peanut-Free Sandwich" stickers from SunButter
http://www.sunbutter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Peanut-Free-Stickers-SunButter1.pdf

"Safe" and "Not Safe" Pantry Stickers with cute elephant design
http://paperandpigtailsparty.com/2010/08/free-printables-for-kids-with-food-allergies/


Grocery Shopping


"Grocery Shopping For Your Food-Allergic Child" free e-book (source: Linda Coss)
http://www.foodallergybooks.com/shopping.html

"How to Read an Ingredient Label" -- general instructions (source: Allergy Home)
http://www.allergyhome.org/how-to-read-a-ingredient-label-for-food-allergies/

"How to Read a Label" for specific allergens (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=133

"How to Read a Label" for specific allergens (source: Kids with Food Allergies)
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/resourcetopic.php?topic=food-allergens

 

Holidays

Halloween Sign: Non-Food Treats Available Here
http://www.foodallergybooks.com/HalloweenSign.pdf

Halloween: Teal Pumpkin Project (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project#

Numerous Guides to Celebrating Holidays with Food Allergies (source: Kids with Food Allergies)
http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/resourcetopic.php?topic=holidays


School

SCHOOL: INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

"Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting: Guidance for Parents" (source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=123


SCHOOL: SECTION 504 PLANS

"504 Plans for Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know"(source: Team Anaphylaxis)
http://teamanaphylaxis.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/9/8/10981775/team_anaphylaxis_504_guide.pdf

"Section 504 Plan Outline for Children with Severe Food Allergies"(source: Education and Advocacy Solutions, LLC
http://www.foodallergyadvocate.com/504Plan.htm


SCHOOL: INFORMATION FOR SCHOOL STAFF

"Allergy Ready"Free interactive online course designed to help teachers, administrators and school personnel prevent and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions (source: collaboration between FAI, FAAN and others)
http://allergyready.com

"Food Allergies in School: What School Staff Need to Know" (source: Allergy Home)
30-minute online module covering food allergy basics
http://www.allergyhome.org/schools/management-of-food-allergies-in-school-what-school-staff-need-to-know/

"Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs" (source: US Department of Health & Human Services, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foodallergies/pdf/13_243135_A_Food_Allergy_Web_508.pdf

"Safe at School and Ready to Learn" (source: National School Boards Association)
Comprehensive policy guide for protecting students with life-threatening food allergies
http://www.nsba.org/sites/default/files/reports/Safe-at-School-and-Ready-to-Learn.pdf

"School Guidelines For Managing Students with Food Allergies"(source: FARE)
http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=135


SCHOOL: Leson Plans

"Binky Goes Nuts" Activity Unit (source: PBS)
http://pbskids.org/arthur/health/allergy/educators.html


SCHOOL: PTA

"Food Allergy Tips for PTA Leaders"
(source: AllergyHome)
http://allergyhome.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/schools/files/2014/01/PTA-Leader-Food-Allergy-Tips-One-Page.pdf


SCHOOL: SAMPLE LETTERS

"Sample Food Allergy Notification Letter" (source: AllergyHome)
http://www.allergyhome.org/schools/school-letter-food-allergy-notification/


SCHOOL: CLASSROOM AND LUNCHROOM SIGNS

Food Allergy Awareness Posters (source:Allergyhome)
www.allergyhome.org/teach

Peanut- and Treenut-Free classroom signs (source: Allergy Free Table)
http://www.allergyfreetable.com/peanut-signs.aspx

Variety of Peanut/Nut-Free signs for classroom and lunch room (source: Peanut Allergy Info)
http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/peanutallergy/posters.html

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Teens

 



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