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.
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.
- Reducing Risk of Food Allergy in Your Baby: A Resource for Parents of Babies at Increased Risk of Food Allergy
- Severe Food Allergies in Children (HealthLinkBC File #100a)
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.
Allergy/Asthma Information Association
The Allergy/Asthma Information Association is a Canadian organization that provides information, education and support to individuals and families affected by allergy, asthma and anaphylaxis. Visit their website to learn about allergy, asthma, anaphylaxis, living with allergies, information for schools, and more.
Allergy Safe Communities
This website provides information about managing severe food allergies in school and child-care settings. It includes a form you can download called 'Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan' that you and your health care provider can complete.
British Columbia School Trustees Association - Core Anaphylaxis Resources
This website provides a list of anaphylaxis resources, provided by the BC Ministry of Education, to help assist with the management of severe food allergies in schools.
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.