Information about a child's allergy

In Famly, information about a child's allergy is stored in their Profile, under 'Health' in the 'About' tab. A child's contacts who have been assigned a 'Parent' role can add allergies to their child's 'Health' information. If an allergy is added by a parent, you will receive a notification.

Where can I see whether a child at my setting is allergic to something?

On the child's profile

You can also see a child who is allergic to something, or has a dietary considerations, in the room overview. The child's photo will have the words 'Allergies', 'Diet cons.' (dietary considerations), or both (see below). You can then click the child's photo to view their Profile (in the 'Health' section of the 'About' tab) for the details.

Creating a list of children with allergies

You can use the 'Lists' app to create an overview of the children in your setting with known allergies. To do this:

  • Enter the 'Lists' app from the 'App' section of Famly

  • Select 'New list' from the top right corner, then select 'Children' from the drop-down menu.

  • Give the list a title, such as 'Children with allergies'


  • To the top right of the screen there are two options, 'Filters' or 'Columns'.
    Click on the tab called 'Columns'

  • Scroll down the rows of tick-boxes on the right-hand side until you see the section called 'Health information'

  • From the 'Health information' section, tick the box called 'Known Allergies'

  • There will now be an extra column on the list you're looking at, showing the allergies of the children who have them.


  • Next, go back to the top right of the screen where the two options, 'Filters' or 'Columns' are. This time, click on the tab called 'Filters'

  • Check that under the title 'Status' the box called 'Current' is ticked. This is so you see children who are currently enrolled in your setting.

  • Scroll all the way to the bottom of this tab and click the button called '+ Add filter'

  • A pop-up will open (as below)

  • Scroll down to the 'Health Information' section, or type 'allergies' in the search bar, and click in the tick-box called 'Known allergies'

  • Next, click 'Update'

  • Now, under the two tabs at the top left, you have a filter for 'Health information'. In the drop-down box under 'Known allergies'. Select 'Yes'.

  • Your list will now show only the children with allergies, and what those allergies are. You can even filter further by room or tag.

  • To refer to this list at a later date, save the list in your 'Lists' app by typing a name in the box (as below) and clicking 'Save'

Meal Plans

You can use the 'Meal Plans' app to create specific menu for one child, or a group of children with the same allergy. To do this:

  • Open the 'Meal Plans' app and click 'New' in the Meal Plans box, to the left of the page

  • A new window will open, where you will enter who this Meal Plan is for in your setting. Choose who the meal plan is for
    - specific tags (if you have tagged your allergic children, such as non-dairy or celiac )
    - for individual children.

  • Enter their specific meal plan, taking their allergy in to account.

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