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19
Aug

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Section 504 Plans

A food allergy may be considered a disability under federal laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). FARE recommends that parents of children with a food allergy create, in collaboration with their school, a written food allergy management plan. One type of plan is called a 504 Plan. What is a 504 plan? [...]

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17
Jun

A Guardian Angel

A MedicAlert bracelet was responsible for the first fashion stand-off between my daughter, Nina, and me. She was three years old and allergic to peanuts. She did not take to the red lettering that I preferred.  “No red.  Pink. Pink. Pink. I want to wear the Pink!” (For those of you who have read the wonderful book [...]

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13
Jun

FARE Kids Who Care: Making School More Food Allergy Friendly

Whether eating in the lunchroom or playing team sports, navigating food allergies at school can sometimes be hard for kids. Nicole Dunham and Ryan Smith each came up with fun and positive solutions to help meet their needs at school, and in turn were able to raise awareness about food allergies and make a difference. [...]

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29
May

U.S. House of Representatives Passes School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

School Access to Epinephrine Expanding the availability of epinephrine auto-injectors in schools is a significant advocacy focus for FARE. With approximately 20-25 percent of epinephrine administrations in the school setting involving students or staffers whose allergy was unknown at the time of the event,  the availability of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors — devices that are not [...]

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27
May

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Takes Action to Address Growing Problem of Food Allergy Bullying

Food allergy bullying is a growing problem in schools across the country. About a third of kids with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies. FARE’s “It’s Not a Joke” Campaign can help you learn more about food allergies and how you can prevent food allergy bullying. Watch our [...]

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