Knowledge is one of your most powerful tools for a successful life with food allergies. MOCHA created this list to get your food allergy education launched and to stay up-to-date!
National Food Allergy and/or Asthma Awareness and Advocacy Organizations
Other Food Related Conditions
Advocate Children's Hospital (Park Ridge) EoE Clinic
American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)
Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disorders (CURED)
Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital of Denver Digestive Health Institute
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
Cincinnati Center for Eosinophilic Disorders at Cincinnati Children’s (CCED)
Marc E. Rothenberg, MD, PhD (Bio)
Philip E. Putnam, MD (Bio)
Eosinophilic Family Coalition (EFC)
Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
Barry K. Wershil, MD (Bio)
Ikuo Hirano, MD (Bio)
Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic
Additional Educational Resources
Living with Food Allergies
FARE’s Living with Food Allergies webpages Allergy and Asthma Network: What if I Can’t Afford my Epinephrine Medication?Allergy and Asthma Network’s Managing Allergies at School: A Guide for ParentsKids with Food Allergies (KFA) - A Division of the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America
Legal and School Accommodations - K-12 and CollegeLaws and Regulations: Learn about the U.S. laws and regulations regarding food allergies, from food labeling to students’ rights.
CollegeFAACT’s College Resource Center
Find Local and Virtual Support GroupsAAFA Support Group Finder (Virtual and International)
No Nuts Moms Group (Finder and link to Facebook Support Groups - nationally and locally)
Many positive changes in food allergies have been made possible by people like you who care, share their stories, raise their voices, and help decision-makers make the best choices for those with food allergies. You, too, can take action and become a impactful part of this community through advocacy!
Advocacy Opportunities and Education
ILLINOIS Specific ResourcesIllinois State Board of Education Guidelines for Managing Life-Threatening Food AllergiesDeerfield Schools District 109 Food Allergy Management Plan
Illinois Emergency Epinephrine Act: Illinois has also passed an Emergency Epinephrine Act which allows any school to voluntarily keep an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors on hand. These school-supplied auto-injectors may be used by school staff for any child who has a written plan in place and by school nurses when they assess that a student is having a life-threatening allergic reaction.