There are many wonderful resources on the web for people managing food allergies, from allergy-mom bloggers to site that explain the most recent allergy research to a general audience. These five sites were the top nominees by About.com readers. Vote for your favorite site - let the world know how wonderful it is, and how much it has helped you live well with food allergies!
Kids With Food Allergies
Kids with Food Allergies is a nonprofit online support group for parents of children with food allergies. The KFA forums are supplemented with helpful articles on managing food allergies and a searchable database of user-submitted allergy-friendly recipes. KFA members provide peer-to-peer support to each other on the challenges of navigating life with children with food allergies.
Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) is a nonprofit organization that provides education and advocacy on food allergy topics. FAAN holds an annual conference, organizes a network of local in-person support groups, holds special events for teens, and runs summer camps for children with food allergies.
AllergyEats! is a relative newcomer to the online food allergy world, but is making a mark by creating a huge, searchable database of restaurants. Users can rate restaurants on their allergy friendliness and read ratings and comments left by others. AllergyEats also has a new microsite dedicated just to dining at Disney World.
Allergic Child is an online resource of educational materials, how-to-guides, and a monthly e-newsletter dedicated to raising a child with food allergies. The site is written by the author of the "Allie the Allergic Elephant" series of children's books, Nicole Smith.
Best Allergy Sites
Best Allergy Sites is an ad-support site that brings together research, educational materials, recipes, and coupons for allergy-friendly foods in one website. The site is for people with environmental as well as food allergies, and contains information on managing allergies at home, school, and while traveling.
Voting is open from February 22, 2012 - March 21, 2012. Winners will be announced March 30. You can vote once per day in each category. For more information about the About.com Reader's Choice Awards, visit awards.about.com