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New Study: Food Allergy Knowledge and Attitudes in Restaurant Managers and Staff

A study by a team of federal, state and local environmental health specialists finds that most restaurant employees can recognize symptoms of allergic reactions and know to call 911 if a customer’s symptoms are severe. However, more than 10 percent of the servers, food workers and restaurant managers reported the false and hazardous belief that… Continue reading New Study: Food Allergy Knowledge and Attitudes in Restaurant Managers and Staff

Teal Pumpkin Project

How to Get Your Neighbors on Board with Teal Pumpkins

You have lots of time to find families near you who are willing to join the Teal Pumpkin Project®! The more homes participating, the more fun the night will be for kids in your neighborhood. Here are some ideas for how to get others to join in: Knock on Doors The most impactful way to… Continue reading How to Get Your Neighbors on Board with Teal Pumpkins

Teal Pumpkin Project

Signs, Flyers and Posters for the Teal Pumpkin Project [Free Downloads]

Preparing for your Teal Pumpkin Project isn’t difficult. FARE is proud to offer a suite of free materials you can print at home, as well as fun items for purchase to help you get ready. FARE is happy to provide a number of free printable signs, flyers, and materials to help you make the most… Continue reading Signs, Flyers and Posters for the Teal Pumpkin Project [Free Downloads]

Teal Pumpkin Project

5 Easy Steps to Taking Part in the Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a nationwide movement that offers an alternative for kids with food allergies, as well as other children for whom candy is not an option. You can help make Halloween a fun, positive experience for all by following these simple steps! Download as PDF Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters Non-food options, like… Continue reading 5 Easy Steps to Taking Part in the Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal Pumpkin Project

Bigger than Ever – Teal Pumpkins are Back in 2016

There are 47 days until Halloween, and that means it’s almost time for the return of the Teal Pumpkin Project®! We hope you’ll join us by displaying a teal pumpkin this Halloween and letting trick-or-treaters know that your home has non-food goodies available. Let’s make Halloween safe and happy for all children! Head to tealpumpkinproject.org to… Continue reading Bigger than Ever – Teal Pumpkins are Back in 2016

Tips and Resources

Tips for Communicating with Grandparents and Other Visiting Relatives

You know the routine inside and out. Now you have to communicate it to visitors to your home. When Grandma and Grandpa or other relatives come to visit, it’s important for them to understand allergen avoidance and how to respond in an emergency. Explain the allergy, which foods to avoid, and the safety precautions you follow at home. Describe… Continue reading Tips for Communicating with Grandparents and Other Visiting Relatives

Tips and Resources

Epinephrine: Answers to Key Questions on Alternatives, Expiration and Need

By Jonathan Spergel, MD Epinephrine auto-injectors have been in the news, recently. The rising cost over the last several years have surprised many families as they renew the prescription for back to school. The questions arise for many patients are 1) What are the options available to me? 2) Can we use an expired one?… Continue reading Epinephrine: Answers to Key Questions on Alternatives, Expiration and Need