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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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25
Nov

FAAN Helps to Introduce New School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

AllergyReady.com partner The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN™) has been working with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) on federal legislation that would encourage states to adopt laws requiring schools to have on hand “stock” epinephrine auto-injectors – meaning epinephrine that is not prescribed specifically to a single student but can [...]

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19
Aug

New Online Course Teaches Educators How to Prepare for Anaphylaxis

Educators across the U.S. now have access to a free, interactive online course at www.allergyready.com that provides a comprehensive tutorial on managing anaphylaxis in schools. This tool comes at a critical time as new prevalence figures show as many as 1 in 13 U.S. children have a food allergy, and nearly 40 percent of those [...]

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29
Jul

New online food allergy and anaphylaxis course for schools introduced at NASN 2011

Educators and school nurses across the U.S. will soon have access to an interactive online course at www.allergyready.com designed to provide a comprehensive tutorial on managing food allergies and anaphylaxis in schools. The program is being introduced tomorrow by Christine Szychlinski, APN, CPNP of Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago at the annual conference of the [...]

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27
Jul

Research Shows Allergies in Children Becoming More Common and Severe

According to a new national survey, 8 percent of children in the US suffer from a food allergy – many more than expected. The research – funded by FAI and the largest study of its kind – found that 5.9 million children under 18 have a food allergy, and almost 40% of these children have [...]

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