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Organizations: Food Allergies

This list identifies local and national organizations that provide resources and support for families who have a child with food allergies. Organizations are grouped into a "General Food Allergy" category, with organizations supporting IgE-mediated allergies and a "Non-IgE Food Allergy" category, for specific diagnoses such as Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) and Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE). To learn more about the differences between IgE and non-IgE food allergies, read this article from Kids with Food Allergies.

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For featured resources, including our "top four" organizations as recommended by local experts in the field, see the Food Allergies Resource Guide.

The following organizations provide support for food allergies:

Allergy and Asthma Network (AAN)
AAN is the leading nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
AAAAI is dedicated to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology for optimal patient care.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
AAFA is dedicated to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease for people with asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education and research.

Food Allergy Awareness & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT)
FAACT's mission is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for all individuals and families affected by food allergies and life-threatening anaphylaxis. FAACT helps families in keeping children safe at school, responding to food allergy bullying, traveling, preparing for college, dealing with workplace issues, or simply taking the family out for dinner.

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)
FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments.

Kids with Food Allergies (division of AAFA)
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), the nation’s oldest and leading asthma and allergy charity. KFA offers free tools, educational materials, webinars, videos and other resources to help families and caregivers learn how to keep children safe and healthy.

Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network (NEOFAN)
The mission of Northeast Ohio Food Allergy Network is to minimize the impact of food allergies in families’ lives through support, education, research and advocacy. Our regional group, established for all ages and stages, will provide tools to aid in the well-being of those with food allergies.

Turn It Teal
Local organization, dedicated to raising food allergy awareness by lighting buildings teal during food allergy awareness week.

The following organizations provide support for families with a child who has a non-IgE mediated food allergy.

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED)
APFED is a patient advocacy group dedicated to improving the lives of those living with eosinophilic disorders.

International FPIES Association
The International FPIES (Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome) Association is a recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation and organization that provides education, support, and advocacy for individuals with Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) and their families.

The FPIES Foundation
The FPIES Foundation is a collaborative effort of several families affected by FPIES whose relentless journey has sparked the desire to help other families find their way. FPIES is often under recognized and poorly understood. The organization’s founders identified a dire need for tangible support and resources for both the affected families and the medical community.

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