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Prevent Peanut Allergies Toolkit

The three most valuable tools for your practice


Peanut Allergy Prevention through Early Introduction

A new online Pedialink CE course from the American Academy of Pediatrics – is available free to healthcare providers who work with young inf...

Healthcare professionals like you are key to helping overcome parents’ hesitancy to follow the new recommendations for early introduction of peanut foods. You can also provide valuable counsel in the best ways to manage peanut allergies after a diagnosis.

Parents, young people and adults managing food allergies should have the skills they need to safely navigate food situations safely and treat reactions when they happen. Parents should involve children in their own care as early as possible, seek to teach children to self-advocate and transfer management in age-appropriate ways as children mature. Schools do not need to ban food allergens to keep students safe, but they should have comprehensive plans for all students with food allergies. While it is not possible to eliminate all risks that come with having a food allergy, it is possible to reduce risk and prepare for accidental ingestion. Health professionals, including nurses, pediatricians, family physicians, PCPs, registered dietitian nutritionists and all others, can play a part in helping ensure that those with food allergies have the support and tools they need to thrive.

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[2] Warren, C, et al. Epidemiology and Burden of Food Allergies. Current Allergy Asthma Reports. 2020;20(6):6

[3] Stukus, D. How Dr. Google Is Impacting Parental Medical Decision Making. In: Pediatric Allergy, An Issue of Immunology and Allergy Clinics E-book. Available at Accessed on May 4, 2021.