Food Allergy Action Plan

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

The Food Allergy Action Plan by FARE is available here (adapted by Dr. Dimov):

The generic version is available from the FARE website.

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.

Related reading

Cetirizine is better than diphenhydramine (Benadryl) in the treatment of acute food-induced allergic reactions. JACI, 2011.
Food allergy and anaphylaxis training - free at

Published: 06/07/2011
Updated: 06/11/2012

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