Health Services

Food Allergies

Suffolk County cares about the health of its children and recognizes that an increasing number of them may require special dietary considerations. In some cases these special considerations may arise as a result of allergic reactions to select foods. It is important that parents and schools learn more about this growing trend.

To assist parents, schools and all those desiring to obtain more information about this problem the Department of Health Services has compiled some helpful links about food allergies. If you would like to suggest additional resources to be included with these links, we invite you to submit them.


Information for Schools

Food allergy information from Medline Plus

NIAID is the lead Institute at the National Institutes of Health for research in food allergy

Caring for Students with Allergies from The New York State Education Department

School Food Allergy Program from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Child Nutrition and Health from the USDA

Safe at School and Ready to Learn: A Comprehensive Policy Guide for Protecting Students with Life-Threatening Food Allergies

Back to School With Food Allergies from KidSource OnLine 


Additional Resources

Common Food Allergens from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Child Nutrition Knowledge Center from the New York State Department of Education


The Laws

Information for Consumers: Food Allergen Labeling And Consumer Protection Act of 2004 Questions and Answers from the FDA 

NEW Suffolk County Local Law To Improve Food Allergy Safety and Awareness At Food Service Establishments