By Sarah of No Whey, Mama
Parents of allergic children are fortunate to have so many online resources available to them today, but it can be difficult to weed out the helpful sites from the not-so-helpful ones, especially when you are new to the world of food allergies.
Here are a few of my top recommendations:
- The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is the gold standard of food allergy websites. FAAN has been at this a long time, and they are experts. Start with their article For the Newly Diagnosed , and go on from there. For even more information, I recommend becoming a member . Membership costs $30 a year, and includes a subscription to Food Allergy News and a children’s newsletter.
- Allergy Moms is an informational website that focuses on advocacy for food-allergic children. Their email newsletter is free.
- It can be hard to persuade a toddler to wear a medical alert bracelet. Thank goodness for Check My Tag ’s food allergy alert clothing.
- Eating out with food allergies is a challenge. Allergic Girl ’s Worry-Free Dinners (TM) are making restaurant dining safe in the New York City-area and beyond.
- Many health-centered sites, such as WEGOHealth and Wellsphere have allergy communities where you can talk with other parents of allergic children.
- Of course there are many blogs written by food-allergic individuals or parents of the food allergic (Ahem ). Most of these are reliable, but if you aren’t sure about something consult your child’s allergist.
Do you know of some good resources for parents of allergic children?
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