Food Allergies

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


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.

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

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.

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.

Thanks to our partners and endorsers: