the basics

Jargon-free information, verified by medics, about living with a food allergy. From diagnosis, appointments and tests to managing daily life. There’s more in our SUPPORT section.

STARTING SCHOOL WITH ALLERGIES

STARTING SCHOOL WITH ALLERGIES

Tips and advice if you have a child starting school with allergies, whether they are joining Reception or moving up to secondary school. From managing mealtimes and medication to navigating anxiety and social events, we’ve got you covered.

the schools allergy code & your child’s school

the schools allergy code & your child’s school

The Schools Allergy Code is a free guide to help schools manage allergies and to follow best practice. Packed with practical support for the real world, find out how it could help make your child’s school safer and more inclusive.

HOW TO READ FOOD LABELS

HOW TO READ FOOD LABELS

Tips for reading food and ingredients labels. How allergens should be highlighted and understanding “may contain” warnings. Article by allergy author and mum, Alexa Baracaia.

ECZEMA AND FOOD ALLERGIES

ECZEMA AND FOOD ALLERGIES

There are different types of eczema, but atopic eczema is most common. Sometimes it’s referred to as atopic dermatitis.

Gaining independence

Gaining independence

How can you prepare your child to become more independent in managing their food allergy and what age is the “right” age to get started?

FPIES explained

FPIES explained

FPIES is a rare type of food allergy that mostly affects babies and young children.

Travelling with food allergies

Travelling with food allergies

Travelling with food allergies might seem daunting but with some planning ahead it can be a great experience for the whole family.

Bullying and food allergies

Bullying and food allergies

How to support your child if they are being bullied because of their food allergies, including advice from Clinical Psychologist, Dr Karen Murphy.