For the first time, clinical guidelines have been issued to help assure quality diagnosis and treatment for millions of American adults and children living with food allergies. These guidelines are intended for use by physicians and other health care practitioners who treat food allergies. Patients will benefit directly, because the guidelines will provide standardized information and recommendations to healthcare providers for the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies.
A panel of experts convened by the NIH/NIAID, which oversees allergy research, developed these guidelines, and we are proud to play an important role in these guidelines: AAFA's Vice President of Policy & Programs serves on the NIAID's Clinical Practice Guidelines Coordinating Committee, responsible for writing the new guidelines. Also, AAFA's President and CEO serves as a member of the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
What Can You Do?
If you have food allergies or care for a child or loved one with food allergies, here is what you can do:
See the links below to information about the Food Allergy Guidelines.
Make sure your healthcare provider is familiar of the new guidelines.
Food Allergy Resources and Tools