Food Allergy 101

Get the facts on what food allergies are—and what they aren’t—plus how to recognize the symptoms and seek testing from a healthcare professional.

What is a Food Allergy?

Learn about food allergies, what causes them and more.

Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction to Food

Learn about the mild and severe symptoms of a food allergy reaction—and what to do next.

Diagnosis & Testing

Suspected food allergies should always be evaluated, diagnosed and treated by a qualified medical professional, such as a board-certified allergist.

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Find Comfort with Others

It helps to know you’re not alone when it comes to food allergies. Find a support group and meet others in your area.

A Great Place to Start

Get the free Food Allergy Field Guide, full of our best resources to help you stay safe, avoid reactions, shop smartly and live well.