Food Allergy Program (Pediatric)

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

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:

  • Allergen prick skin testing and other appropriate testing
  • Nutritional evaluation and dietary consultation (including safe elimination diets)
  • 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).
  • Psychosocial services 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.


Clinical Trials

Investigational Treatment for Food Allergies

Our researchers are trying to determine if a study medication called omalizumab alone or combined with oral immunotherapy may help people with multiple food allergies.

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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 25 consecutive years
  • Ranked in the top 5 percent 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 5 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to hundreds of active clinical trials
  • 122-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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Christian McMackin no longer struggles for air. The youngster came to National Jewish Health in 2016 after his parents, Misti and Chris noticed that their son was coughing, wheezing and having difficulty breathing. After spending a week at the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, Christian’s family had concrete answers about his condition. Misti continues to be pleased with the care her son receives at National Jewish Health and recommends the hospital to others dealing with asthma.

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