Food Allergies Publications and Resources

Guidelines for School Settings

Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Centers pdf icon[PDF – 10 MB]
In consultation with the U.S. Department of Education and a number of other federal agencies, CDC developed the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies which provides practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention.

State Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schoolsexternal icon
Food Allergy Research & Education

School Health Tools

Food Allergy Action Plan word icon[PDF – 614.4 KB]external icon
Food Allergy Research & Education provides information for providers working with students who have food allergies.

Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting
Food Allergy Research & Education developed a 20-minute video highlighting 10 key strategies to improve food allergy management in schools.

Food Allergy Research & Education: School, Childcare and Campexternal icon

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis: A NASN Toolkitexternal icon
National Association of School Nurses, with support from CDC, presents a comprehensive set of guidance and resources to help school nurses and others manage students with food allergies in schools

Food Safe Schools Action Guide pdf icon[PDF – 5.6 MB]external icon
CDC and its partners in the National Coalition for Food-Safe Schools help schools identify gaps in food safety and develop an action plan for becoming food-safe

Infant Feeding Practices Study II
FDA and CDC, in collaboration with other federal agencies

Food Allergies, General

Food Allergies: What You Need to Knowexternal icon
FDA information about food anaphylaxis, food labeling, common signs and symptoms of food allergies, and what to do if allergic reactions occur

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004external icon

Food Allergy Among U.S Children: Trends in Prevalence and Hospitalizations pdf icon[PDF – 313 KB]

Food Allergy Health Informationexternal icon

Food Allergies: Categories and Related Topicsexternal icon

Information about Food Allergensexternal icon