Food Allergy Basics (video)

Editor: V. Dimov, M.D., Allergist/Immunologist, Assistant Professor at University of Chicago

The Food Allergy Action Plan by FAAN is available here and from the FAAN website. You may copy these documents and distribute them freely.

Tips for managing food allergy (MJA, 2004):

- Always carry an EpiPen 2-Pak
- Always read food labels
- Ask questions about food preparation (be aware of the risk of cross-contamination)
- No label/no eat
- No EpiPen/no 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 | October 06, 2010 | A presentation of food allergy basics by Eleanor Garrow, Vice President of Education and Outreach for FAAN.

Related information

Food Allergy Information from ACAAI
Free pamphlets (brochures) from National Institutes of Health - Publications Order Form.
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"
Food allergy and anaphylaxis training - free at

Published: 02/12/2011
Updated: 05/04/2012

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