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Back-to-School Twitter Party

Each school year brings a fresh start for students – new teachers, friends, classes, or schools. It also brings a checklist of to-dos for parents of kids with food allergies to ensure that they are set up to have a safe, fun and successful year. To kick off the Back to School season, we’ll be… Continue reading Back-to-School Twitter Party

FARE Kids Who Care

FARE Kids Who Care: Anthony Schrecengost

Anthony Schrecengost, age 14, was one of two Nevada students out of 100 nationwide to receive a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for his volunteerism. Along with the award, Anthony received a $1,000 prize, $300 of which he donated to FARE! Anthony’s family has participated in the FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Las Vegas… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Anthony Schrecengost

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Ask the Expert: What concerns should I have about genetically modified foods and food allergies?

Scott H. Sicherer, M.D., responds: Genetically modified (“GM”) foods are those produced from GM organisms (“GMOs”), which are typically crops, including fruits, vegetables and grains. Prior to modern biologic techniques, farmers might have selected and bred better tasting or more hearty strains of their crops, a form of genetic engineering. In the past decades, it has become possible to insert genes that can,… Continue reading Ask the Expert: What concerns should I have about genetically modified foods and food allergies?

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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… Continue reading What Every Parent Needs to Know About Section 504 Plans

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New Action Plan for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Now Available

FARE has released the new Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan, formerly the Food Allergy Action Plan. This written document outlines recommended treatment in case of an allergic reaction, signed by a child’s physician and includes emergency contact information. It should be on file for every student with food allergies. The updated plan was revised by FARE’s new Education Working Group,… Continue reading New Action Plan for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Now Available