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Find out how to help your child manage a soy allergy.

Key points

  • Many children with a soy allergy outgrow it as they get older. An allergist can identify whether your child's allergy has changed.
  • Soy has many names, including tempeh, tofu, textured vegetable protein and miso. Many different products contain soy, including sauces, snack foods, bread and pastries, spray cooking oils and baby formula.
  • To prevent an allergic reaction, always read food product labels, avoid foods if you are not sure of the ingredients and avoid using utensils or containers that might have come in contact with soy.
  • If your child has a soy allergy, a registered dietitian can offer advice on getting a balanced diet.
Last updated: March 8th 2021