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Food Allergy Resources

Check out recordings from our Food Allergy Boot Camp below. Featuring Stanford Children’s Health pediatric allergy specialists, these videos are perfect for new parents who want to learn how to prevent food allergies as well as parents and caregivers of children with food allergies who are looking for ways to better manage their child’s condition.

Please review the questions below the video player to see which topics are covered in each video.

Food allergies 101

In this segment, you'll learn:

  • What causes food allergies?
  • Who is at risk for developing food allergies?
  • What are the signs that your child is developing a food allergy?

Preventing food allergies

In this segment, you’ll learn:

  • How and when can you safely introduce allergenic foods into your child’s diet? Why does this help prevent food allergies?
  • What are the new guidelines on when and how to introduce peanuts into your child’s diet?

Diagnosing food allergies

In this segment, you’ll learn:

  • How are food allergies diagnosed? How do you interpret your child’s skin and blood tests? Which testing method is best?
  • What’s an oral food challenge, why is it important, and what should my child expect?

Food allergy anaphylaxis

In this segment, you’ll learn:

  • What are the symptoms of food allergy reactions, and when should I treat my child?
  • How do I use an epinephrine auto injector?

Managing food allergies

In this segment, you’ll learn:

  • How can I avoid accidental exposure to allergenic foods in daily life and while traveling?
  • What is oral immunotherapy, and is it right for my child?

Future developments

In this segment, you’ll learn:

  • Is there a cure on the horizon?