Food Allergy Research

Winter Birth Increases Food Allergy Risk in Inner-city Asthmatic Children

Inner-city asthmatic children who were born in the winter (December, January and February) are more likely to be sensitized to egg, peanut or soy allergens than their counterparts who are born in other seasons, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. A multi-center research team, led by J. Andrew… Continue reading Winter Birth Increases Food Allergy Risk in Inner-city Asthmatic Children

School Resources

A School Nurse’s Perspective on How to Keep your Child With Food Allergy Safe at School

by Cathy Owens, RN, M.Ed, NCSN, ERSN All schools have a duty to provide a safe environment for children and to act appropriately in an emergency.  We know that nearly six million children have a food allergy-which equates to approximately two per classroom! Additionally, according to the CDC, food allergies have dramatically increased since 1997… Continue reading A School Nurse’s Perspective on How to Keep your Child With Food Allergy Safe at School

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Discover the Positive Effects of Yoga

At this year’s FARE National Food Allergy Conference, teens with food allergies participated in a 90 minute yoga workshop learning how to enhance their quality of life and experience the mind-body connection. The workshop was led by Kristen Kauke, a licensed clinical social worker and 200-hour registered yoga teacher who teaches yoga weekly. Kristen’s two… Continue reading Discover the Positive Effects of Yoga

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FARE Membership: Join Us

Stand with us to make the world safer and more inclusive for individuals with food allergies! Being a member of FARE entitles you to some great member benefits, such as registration discounts to Teen Summit and our National Food Allergy Conference, a fantastic discount on a subscription to Allergic Living magazine, and advanced registration for… Continue reading FARE Membership: Join Us

Food Allergy Research

Researchers Discover Cause of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Researchers report that they have discovered the cause of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a hard-to-treat food allergy. In EoE, large numbers of white blood cells, known as eosinophils, accumulate in the lining of the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), causing chronic inflammation. Led by a team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, investigators… Continue reading Researchers Discover Cause of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

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A New Look at Food Allergy Bullying

In a study published in Pediatrics in 2012, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (New York, NY) surveyed 251 families to determine the prevalence and impact of bullying on children with food allergies, aged 8-17. They reported that more than one third of children and teens were bullied specifically because of their food allergies, usually… Continue reading A New Look at Food Allergy Bullying

FARE's Mail Bag

Questions From FARE’s Mailbag: Allergens in Non-Food Items

Every day we receive dozens of phone calls, emails, and letters from individuals and families who have questions about food allergies. Many of these questions are concerning non-food items that may contain food allergens and if they are a risk to those with food allergies. Below are answers to a few questions that we have… Continue reading Questions From FARE’s Mailbag: Allergens in Non-Food Items