Two pediatric allergists have created a free, new and practical way to teach those who care for children with food allergies. The mission of AllergyHome.org is to bring food allergy awareness and education to the entire community (including schools and camps). Teaching modules and other tools have been created to train those who care for children with food allergies.
John Lee, MD, co-founder of AllergyHome.org, notes that “in the past the responsibility to teach others how to care for a child with a food allergy has fallen primarily on the parents.” A major reason Michael Pistiner MD, MMSc, co-founder, cites for creating this site was to “help shoulder some of this burden by providing tools to train all those who interact with these children.”
Food allergies are a growing national concern. An estimated 8 percent of children in the United States has a food allergy which translates to approximately 2 children per classroom. These food allergies can cause life-threatening reactions (anaphylaxis). To protect the health and well being of children with food allergies, the principles of food allergy prevention and emergency preparedness must be carried out at all times and in all settings. Online training modules and resources can offer a convenient and practical way to teach these principles to the community.
AllergyHome.org is a free online food allergy training resource that delivers necessary food allergy education in a practical way. The mission of AllergyHome.org is to bring food allergy awareness and education to the entire community by providing training tools to teach those who care for children with food allergies. Co-founders, Drs. John Lee and Michael Pistiner, are two board certified pediatric allergists who trained and currently practice in the Boston area.