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A scientific breakthrough in
childhood food allergy prevention

Thanks to recent landmark studies and updated medical guidelines, we now know that exposing babies to common allergenic foods early and often can significantly reduce their risk of developing food allergies.

What you need to know about food allergies

  • Food allergy rates are rising quickly

    1 in 13 children are now affected, and the rate of peanut allergy has tripled since 1997

  • All babies are at risk of food allergies

    Most children who are diagnosed do not have direct family members with a food allergy

  • Peanut, egg, milk are most common

    Combined they represent more than 80% of childhood food allergies

  • Babies are not born with allergies

    Food allergies develop over time. Scientists now recognize there is a critical immune window for prevention

Early and sustained introduction reduces the risk

  • Up to 80% reduction in allergies

    The LEAP, EAT, and PETIT clinical trials showed 67-80% reduction in peanut, egg, and milk allergies

  • Introduce starting at 4 months

    Introducing early is the way to make allergen reduction most effective, don't miss your window

  • Sustain exposure for 6+ months

    Introduction is not enough, the only way to reduce allergies is to continue allergen exposure

Our approach is backed
by three clinical studies

Now, updated medical guidelines support early
and sustained allergen introduction!

Based on these pivotal studies, leading health organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI) have updated their guidelines for the early introduction of peanut, and developing new guidelines for egg and other allergenic foods.

Want to learn more about these clinical studies and updated guidelines? It's all here in our Ongoing Education section.

  • L E A P study

    80% reduction

    in peanut allergies

    Learning Early About Peanut allergy
    Starting at 4 months of age
    Duration of exposure 4 years
    6g peanut protein per week

    Over 600 children between 4 and 11 months of age at high risk for peanut allergy were randomized to either consume or avoid peanut until age 5 in order to compare the incidence of peanut allergy between the two groups.

    Children in the peanut consumption arm of the trial ate a peanut-containing snack-food at least three times each week, while children in the peanut avoidance arm did not ingest peanut-containing foods.

    Read more
  • E A T study

    67% reduction

    in peanut, egg, & milk allergies

    peanut egg milk
    Enquiring About Tolerance
    Starting at 3 months of age
    Duration of exposure 3 months
    3g peanut, egg, milk protein per week

    1,300 3-month-old babies that represented the general population (no risk factors) were randomized to either consume or avoid peanut, cooked egg, cow's milk, sesame, white fish, and wheat until age 3, in order to measure early introduction's effectiveness on various potential food allergens. Measurement occurred every 3 months.

    43% of parents could not adhere to study protocol; top reasons cited were reduced maternal quality of life and difficulty getting the child to eat the foods consistently.

    Children in the early introduction arm of the trial ate each food 3 times each week, while children in the avoidance arm did not eat any of the foods.

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  • P E T I T study

    79% reduction

    in egg allergies

    Prevention of Egg Allergy in High-Risk Infants with Eczema
    Starting at 4 months of age
    Duration of exposure 6 months
    0.88g egg protein per week

    147 children between 4 and 5 months of age with atopic dermatitis (eczema) were randomized to either consume or avoid egg for 6 months, in order to determine if step-wise (low to high dose) early allergen introduction is an effective method of lowering the risk of food allergy development. Throughout the study, mothers continued to breastfeed.

    Children in the egg consumption arm of the trial ate egg powder mixed with squash 3 times a week, while the placebo group avoided egg entirely.

Our advisory board

  • "I recommend early and sustained allergen introduction for all babies starting at 4-6 months of age, based on the current guidelines."

    Jonathan Spergel, M.D., Board-certified Pediatric Allergist, Head of Allergy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • “Babies should use this product for at least 6 months or until they are eating these foods regularly”

    Katie Marks-Cogan, M.D., Co-founder, Ready, Set, Food!, Board-certified Allergist

  • “Ready, Set, Food! is the best evidence-based, multi-allergen introduction program for infants available. I strongly recommend it to any parent interested in early introduction of allergenic foods for their baby.”

    Andrew Matthew, M.D., Board-certified Pediatrician, Chair of Pediatrics at Los Robles Hospital

  • "All babies should start early and sustained allergen introduction at 4-6 months"

    Gary Rachelefsky, M.D., Board-certified Pediatric Allergist, Former President of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI)

  • “I tell every parent about Ready, Set, Food! at their baby’s 4 month visit”

    Robert Hamilton, M.D., Board-certified Pediatrician

  • “Ready, Set, Food! makes the introduction of food allergens to infants safe and easy. Parents can feel confident in its science-based formulation.”

    Steven Czinn, M.D., Chief of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Medical Center

Ready, Set, Food! brings the benefits of early
and sustained introduction right to your home.

  • Evidence based

    Our gentle guided system of food allergen introduction is based directly on the protein amounts used in the landmark studies

  • Trusted

    Developed by an allergist-mom and recommended by leading pediatricians, our system introduces one food at a time, in accordance with recent pediatric guidelines

  • Gentle

    Our system starts with a very small amount of each food before gradually increasing to the maintenance amount, as recommended by allergists

  • Easy

    Add a daily packet to your baby's bottle or first solids as part of your normal daily routine, and Ready, Set, Food! will become your baby’s first healthy eating habit!