Growing Up with Food Allergies


When teaching your child a life skill, it’s all about baby steps. Whether you’re potty training, practicing the ABCs or learning to read food labels, there’s a lot of hand holding in the beginning. Considering children with food allergies have an extra set of skills they must master at a young age, when do you start to let go? We’ve gathered tips from food allergic moms, allergists and psychologists to create a list of food allergy readiness skills.

Of course, every child is unique, and no ones knows your son or daughter like you do. Think of these milestones as guideposts that can help you navigate life during different ages and stages. Some day, we hope you'll look back and see how far they've come.   

Early Childhood

Elementary School


Middle School

High School

All Ages

Resources for Growing Up With Food Allergies