School Resources

Resources for Starting Pre-School with Food Allergies

Sending your young children to preschool can be especially stressful when they have food allergies. For children with food allergies, providing a safe and nurturing environment at preschool and daycare requires planning and effort on the part of the school and parents. To help with these special childhood stages, FARE can point you to helpful… Continue reading Resources for Starting Pre-School with Food Allergies

Food Allergy Research

New Study: Anaphylaxis Hospitalizations Double Among U.S. Children

The number of U.S. children who were hospitalized due to food-induced anaphylaxis more than doubled between 2000 and 2009, according to a new study, which was published online Aug. 7 by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In addition, the authors report that the “charges and costs of [food-induced anaphylaxis] admissions have increased dramatically… Continue reading New Study: Anaphylaxis Hospitalizations Double Among U.S. Children

School Resources

FARE-CDC Collaboration Results in Resources for Schools

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) published “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care Education Programs” last fall. The information in these guidelines helps schools to avoid, recognize, and treat allergic reactions while ensuring that students with food allergies are safely included in all school activities. FARE has created… Continue reading FARE-CDC Collaboration Results in Resources for Schools

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Find Your Food Allergy BFFs

You have friends you exercise with, go on vacation with, and spend nights out with, but do you have friends who are also managing food allergies? Whether you branch out and make new “food allergy friends” in your town, or you connect online, it’s beneficial to build your support network. Having someone to talk to… Continue reading Find Your Food Allergy BFFs

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The DoD and Food Allergy Research

It may come as a surprise to many that the Department of Defense (DoD) funds medical research, including food allergy research. But, in fact, the Pentagon has a robust and unique medical research program that has funded grants to food allergy research projects. The origins of the DoD medical research program dates back to the early 1990s when Congress anticipated a budget windfall… Continue reading The DoD and Food Allergy Research

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Northwestern Athletics Welcomes Families Managing Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies

A food allergy dad got the ball rolling with a phone call and one request: could Northwestern consider having a nut-free game so that his son could attend a game? Northwestern decided to not only grant this one request, but to do something that hasn’t been attempted by a college athletics program to date: go… Continue reading Northwestern Athletics Welcomes Families Managing Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies

Food Allergy Research

New Study: Prevalence of Peanut Allergy is High in Elementary School-Age Children

Over the years, numerous studies have attempted to determine the prevalence of food allergies in U.S. children, based on varying criteria. In a letter to the editor, published online on July 30 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers report the results of a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health,… Continue reading New Study: Prevalence of Peanut Allergy is High in Elementary School-Age Children