Food Allergy Program (Pediatric)

The National Jewish Health for Kids Pediatric Food Allergy Program utilizes a comprehensive team approach that is often not available elsewhere. Our team of physicians, nurses and behavioral health specialists work with you, your child and your primary care physician to develop and maintain a comprehensive education and treatment plan designed just for your child's needs.

We feature nationally recognized food allergy physicians and National Jewish Health for Kids has more than 50 years of food allergy diagnosis, treatment and research experience. Additionally, National Jewish Health has been named a “FARE Clinical Network Center of Distinction” by Food Allergy Research and Education.


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Our Services

The first step is a thorough history and physical examination. Additional services for evaluation may include:

  • Multidisciplinary team addresses all aspects of food allergies.
  • Allergen prick skin testing and other appropriate testing.
  • Food challenges may be performed to show that your child can tolerate a food and reintroduce it into their diet either because they have outgrown their food allergy or because positive testing may not represent clinical reactivity (or clinically relevant food allergy).
  • Behavioral health services are available to help integrate food allergy management into home and school environments.
  • Evaluation for other allergic conditions, including eczema (atopic dermatitis), allergic rhinitis and asthma.
  • Customized, age appropriate patient education and action plans.
  • Follow-up visits to address the changing needs of the patient.
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots) and biologic injections.



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Reasons to Choose National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses

  • Ranked #1 or #2 in Pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report for 26 consecutive years

  • Ranked in the top 5% of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS

  • Physicians consistently recognized among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly

  • Among the top 6% of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials

  • 124-year history of focus on care, research and education serving patients from around the world with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

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The second time Lillian Downs got COVID-19, she came to National Jewish Health. When infectious disease expert Jared Eddy, MD, saw Lillian before an antibody infusion, he realized that she needed a more extensive evaluation.

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