Allergy and Immunology

Food Allergy Program | BITE Clinic

Beginning Introduction To Allergens Early (BITE) Clinic

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Specialized Care for Food Allergy in Infancy

The Division of Allergy and Immunology has a specialized Beginning Introduction To Allergens Early (BITE) Clinic for the prevention, early identification and management of food allergy in infancy. The BITE Clinic sees infants who may be at high risk for food allergy or who already have food allergies. 

The BITE Clinic is directed by Ashley L. Devonshire, MD, MPH and is located on the Burnet Campus in Location C (Outpatient Services Building) on the fifth floor in Treatment Center 9.

Schedule an Appointment

For an appointment in the BITE Clinic, please call our Allergy Office at 513-636-4589.

Place a Referral

For placing a referral, please contact the Allergy Office at 513-636-4589 or email Dr. Ashley Devonshire at ashley.devonshire@cchmc.org.

Operating Hours at the Burnet Campus

The operating hours of the BITE Clinic are the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month from 8 am to 12 pm at the Cincinnati Children’s Burnet Campus location. Please call to schedule an appointment and to verify specific dates and times of operation.

Neighborhood Locations

The BITE Clinic is currently offered at Burnet Campus locations only.

Food Allergy Guidelines

Guidelines in the United States now recommend early introduction of peanut into the diet of infants, particularly those at high risk for food allergy, in an effort to prevent the development of a peanut allergy. Read the guidelines generated by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States (nih.gov).

FARE: Introducing Peanut Foods to Babies

The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) developed a resource to guide families in introducing peanut to infants to reduce risk of developing peanut allergy: Introducing Peanut Foods to Babies | Baby's First: Reduce the Risk by FARE

How to Read a Label For Food Allergies

Whether your child has received a new food allergy diagnosis, or you are a seasoned food allergy parent, reading food labels has its challenges. Read more on the Cincinnati Children's Blog.