School Resources

10 Essential Free Resources for Back to School

The back-to-school season is a busy time for all parents, but especially for parents of children with food allergies. Thankfully, there are many resources online to help parents prepare for a new school year for their children with food allergies. Sifting through the many resources available, however, can be overwhelming. We’ve created this list of… Continue reading 10 Essential Free Resources for Back to School

School Resources · Webinars

Webinar Recording and Recap: Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey

The August 17, 2016, webinar Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey featured three Arlington Heights, IL, administrators—Lori Bein, Ph.D., Ginny Hiltz, M.S.Ed., and Eric Larson, M.S.Ed.—sharing how their district is accommodating students with food allergies. While the district had some food allergy policies and procedures in place, it had to rethink… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey

School Resources · Tips and Resources

Back to School Shopping Guide

During the Back-to-School season, and throughout the year, FARE is fortunate to have the support of many companies who generously sponsor our programs and donate a portion of their proceeds to our organization. By supporting these food allergy-friendly companies, you are supporting FARE’s mission and the food allergy community. Start shopping, and making a difference,… Continue reading Back to School Shopping Guide

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What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with Food Allergies

If you haven’t had a student with a food allergy in your classroom yet, odds are you soon will. For reasons that aren’t completely understood, the incidence of food allergies is increasing. One in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom, has a food allergy. As a school teacher, you will need to know… Continue reading What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with Food Allergies

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Prepare to go Back to School with Food Allergies

For parents and students managing food allergies, the back-to-school season means taking important extra steps to prepare for a safe, successful year. Tips for the School Year: Work with your doctor: Refill prescriptions and have your physician fill out FARE’s Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. Review relevant laws and guidelines: Having a basic… Continue reading Prepare to go Back to School with Food Allergies

advocacy · School Resources

Illinois Releases Data on Epinephrine Use in Schools

Earlier this month, the Illinois State Board of Education released data on the use of undesignated or “stock” epinephrine (i.e. epinephrine not prescribed for a specific child) in Illinois schools for the 2014-2015 school year. Illinois school districts, public schools, and nonpublic schools are allowed to maintain a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors and have… Continue reading Illinois Releases Data on Epinephrine Use in Schools