Best Children’s Food Allergy Books

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
4 min readNov 20, 2020

These books inspire children with food allergies to value themselves for the discipline that they must have in regards to food choices and educate all who read and share.

Books are a fantastic way to share concepts with children. Having dealt with food allergies now for over 25 years, I took a look at what is out there for kids about food allergies to help educate kids and also help with the social and classroom aspects.

These will certainly educate kids who are unaware of food allergies and encourage them to be especially kind to kids with it. I believe they will also inspire those kids who do have this condition to value themselves for the discipline that they must have in regards to food choices. Everyone learns something important with this books.

Here are my top five books:

A Lesson For Every Child — Learning About Food Allergies

A Lesson for Every Child

Learning was everything to Mrs. Emerson. So when a new student was brought into her classroom, Mrs. Emerson was delighted because she discovered that this young man knew something that everyone needed to know. She told her class that Jack was just like everyone else, except for one thing — he had food allergies. “Would you like to explain that to us, Jack?” Jack proceeds to educate us all. This book is endorsed by Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT), MedicAlert® Foundation, Elijah Alavi Foundation, The Love for Giovanni Foundation, No Nut Traveler, and Food Allergy Zone. Buy on Amazon | Buy on Bookshop | Add on GoodReads

Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel

Nutley the Nut-Free Squirrel

Nutley, the Nut-Free Squirrel is about an adorable squirrel who doesn’t let his nut allergy slow him down. The book focuses on educating children about allergies and that it is okay to have them. The book also explores different types of food allergies through Nutley’s friends. Buy on Amazon | Buy on Bookshop | Add on GoodReads

Daniel Has an Allergy

Daniel Has an Allergy

When Daniel eats a peach for the first time, he learns that he is allergic to the fruit. Thankfully, Dad and Doctor Anna take care of him. Daniel learns how he can take care of his allergy — even at school! A wonderful story for children with food allergies or for those who know someone with them. Buy on Amazon | Buy on Bookshop | Add on GoodReads

The BugaBees — Friends with Food Allergies

The BugaBees Friends with Food Allergies

The BugaBees: Friends with Food Allergies tells the story of eight best buggy friends and the different food challenges they face on a daily basis. At home and at school, at the park, or on the beach, BugaBees find ways to stay safe, have fun, and remember that the joy of friendship is far sweeter than any food they can, or in some cases, can’t have. Buy on Amazon | Buy on Bookshop | Add on GoodReads

One of the Gang: Nurturing the Souls of Children with Food Allergies

One of the Gang -Nurturing the Souls of Children with Food Allergies

Families of children with food allergies know that this invisible condition requires constant vigilance. The necessity of keeping these children safe cannot be overstated; however, their emotional well-being is equally important. Food is used in almost every type of celebration, and is often a focal point of these events. Even in day-to-day life, food is everywhere. Children who have food allergies may be excluded from many of these activities. Some seem to take it in stride, while others feel varying degrees of sadness, anger, or fear. This book was meant to shed light on the emotional side and to help children cope with these challenges. It also serves as a reminder that even though this condition must be managed on a daily basis, it need not stop them from enjoying a wonderful life and becoming everything they were meant to be. I hope this book will validate the feelings these children may have and encourage them to talk about them. It is also my sincere desire that some of the words and photographs will allow others a glimpse at the way that these children experience the world. Maybe next time, you will be one of the grown-ups who allow an allergic child to be one of the gang! Buy on Amazon .

Let’s keep moving forward with raising awareness for everyone with food allergies. I hope this collection of books would help children, classrooms and families dealing with food allergies.

By the way, did I miss any of your favorite food allergy books for kids? Please share about them in the comments below.

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Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino

Elizabeth is a best-selling author of six books and the CEO & Founder of The Best Ever You Network. Elizabeth lives in Maine with her husband and four sons.