Food Allergies - Resources

Whether you or someone in your care has a food allergy, making food choices can be challenging. These resources can help you make healthy food choices while managing food allergies.

Featured Topics

Eczema

Learn about the symptoms of eczema, what causes it, how to control it, and how having eczema may increase the risk of having a food allergy.

Food Allergies and Children

Find out if your child is at risk of getting a food allergy, what the possible symptoms of allergy are, steps you can take to try to reduce your child's risk of having a food allergy, and how to treat and manage food allergies in your child.

Food Allergy Testing

To prevent allergic reactions, people with food allergy must know what foods to avoid. Without a diagnosis, it may be difficult for them to know what food or foods trigger allergic reactions. Find out how IgE antibody triggered food allergy is diagnosed and the tests that are available to help. IgE antibody triggered food allergy is the most common type of food allergy.

Wheat-Free Eating

Many people have an allergy or intolerance to wheat that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, and nausea or vomiting. For resources on wheat-free eating, click on the link below.

Useful Websites

Government of British Columbia - Core Anaphylaxis Resources

This website provides a list of anaphylaxis resources to help assist with the management of severe food allergies in schools.

Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

This website provides information about managing severe food allergies. Visit the patient and school resources page to learn about the various allergic and immunological conditions that are common today.

Health Canada - Food Allergen Labelling

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. This Health Canada web page provides a description of the Canadian labelling guidelines to help protect people who have food allergies.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
If you are concerned about a possible poisoning or exposure to a toxic substance, call Poison Control now at 1-800-567-8911.

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