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What FARE Teen Summit Means to Me

By Daytona Hodson         My name is Daytona Hodson and I’m 14 years old. My food allergy is to peanuts. I went to the Tenth Anniversary FARE Teen Summit last year and I had a blast. This is my story of my trip to Teen Summit. Teen Summit is an event for… Continue reading What FARE Teen Summit Means to Me

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It’s Really Important to Speak Up

FARE recently honored two youngsters at the center of an important anti-discrimination complaint to protect the rights of individuals with food allergy. Mason Wicks-Lim and Sam Picone-Louro received the FARE Young Advocate Award during a presentation at the Boston Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Symposium, held Sept. 24, 2016 in Danvers, Mass. Prior to the award… Continue reading It’s Really Important to Speak Up

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U.S. Department of Justice Finds Children’s Theater Program Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

Two pre-teen children at center of case receive vindication The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has determined that a children’s theater program in Massachusetts violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), finding that it discriminated against a child with food allergies when it failed to make reasonable modifications for his safety and retaliated against the… Continue reading U.S. Department of Justice Finds Children’s Theater Program Violated Americans with Disabilities Act

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Family Seizes the Opportunity to Raise Awareness After Challenging School Year

To say that the past school year has been stressful for the Joss family would be an understatement. Sophia Joss, age 7, is allergic to tree nuts and peanuts. Earlier this year, the first-grader was chased with peanut butter by a boy who was unaware of the potentially severe consequences.  He thought it would make… Continue reading Family Seizes the Opportunity to Raise Awareness After Challenging School Year

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FARE Kids Who Care: Amanda Beck

When she was faced with choosing a project to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award, Amanda Beck knew that she wanted to follow her passion. Already an active supporter of FARE and the food allergy community (Amanda walks in the FARE Walk for Food Allergy in Baltimore), she knew she wanted to choose a service… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Amanda Beck

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Food Allergy Action Hero: Jack Yonover, The Filmmaker

Jack Yonover has always aspired to be a filmmaker — but that time came sooner than he thought. After being diagnosed with a tree nut allergy at age 10, Jack began realizing that there was a lack of understanding and education about just how serious food allergies can be. He decided he was going to… Continue reading Food Allergy Action Hero: Jack Yonover, The Filmmaker

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Food Allergy Action Hero: Amelia Maggiore, The Hometown Hero

This winter was the snowiest season ever in Hopkinton, MA; 108 inches of snow fell on the town this year! So when Amelia Maggiore heard about a contest run by local Abu Realtors that challenged residents to dig snow off of fire hydrants in their city, she and her brother took action! Being 12 years… Continue reading Food Allergy Action Hero: Amelia Maggiore, The Hometown Hero