Food Allergies and Intolerances

Food Allergies: Reducing the Risks (PDF | 225 KB)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Learn about major food allergens, signs and symptoms, and where you can get more information.


Collage of Common Food Allergens MedlinePlus: Food Allergy

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find the latest news and information on food allergies, including diagnosis, prevention, and more. Also in Spanish.


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

DHHS. National Institutes of Health.

Homepage of the federal institute that conducts and supports research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.


Food Allergies: What You Need to Know

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Learn about the most common food allergens, symptoms, and what to do, as well as how FDA has improved food labeling for allergens. Also available as a PDF in English (PDF|473 KB) and Spanish (PDF|825 KB).


Food Allergy - An Overview (PDF | 1 MB)

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Detailed information about food allergies and intolerances. Discusses diagnosis, how allergens work, and treatment.


Healthfinder.gov - Food Allergies

DHHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Provides access to food allergy resources, including organizations, advisories, management, educational games, and FAQs, plus more.


Food and Nutrition Information Center Logo Allergies and Food Sensitivities

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides a list of resources on food allergies, with separate sections devoted to specific allergens.


Information about Food Allergens

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Information food labeling for allergens and more, from the FDA.


Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004

US Code of Federal Regulations.

Title II of Public Law 108-282.


Food Allergies and Intolerances Resource List for Consumers (PDF | 252 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Collection of resources (articles, pamphlets, books) on food allergies and intolerances for the consumer.


Food Allergies Rare But Risky

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

What's the difference between a food allergy and an intolerance? What about food additives? Read more in this article from the FDA Consumer magazine.


Food Allergies, or Just Food Fussiness? (PDF | 276 KB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

What are food allergies, what are the common ones, and what to do if you suspect a food allergy in your child.


Lactose Intolerance (PDF | 343KB)

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Find out the what, why, who, and how of lactose intolerance.


MedlinePlus: Lactose Intolerance

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Find links to resources about lactose intolerance, including diagnosis, clinical trials, and organizations. Also in Spanish.


Milk and Milk Products What I need to know about Lactose Intolerance

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Information to help with living with lactose intolerance. Also in PDF |343 KB.


Milk for Kids with Lactose Intolerance (PDF | 283 KB)

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

How do you know if your child is lactose intolerant - or not? Tips and suggestions to help your child enjoy milk, even if lactose intolerant.


What People With Lactose Intolerance Need to Know About Osteoporosis

DHHS. NIH. NIAMS. Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases ~ National Resource Center.

Lactose intolerance and its effect on osteoporosis.


Celiac Disease

DHHS. NIH. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Celiac disease is an allergy to the gluten protein. Also in PDF |161 KB.