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FARE Kids Who Care: A Part of Life, Not a Burden

The challenges of managing food allergy can also be a source of creative inspiration. Last year, FARE Teen Advisory Group member Maya Konoff interviewed 17-year-old Jake Fiore, a varsity soccer captain for Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan (New Jersey). Through a fundraiser he’s organized called Making Saves for Food Allergies, Jake is… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: A Part of Life, Not a Burden

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This is Daytona: A Food Allergy Role Model

My name is Daytona. I am allergic to peanuts. I’ve had symptoms of food allergies since I was born. When I was 10 months old, a friend gave me a cookie to chew on. My lips began to swell, my ears turned fire engine red, my cheeks puffed up and my eyes bulged. For my… Continue reading This is Daytona: A Food Allergy Role Model

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Great Ideas Take the Stage at FARE Teen Summit Innovation Tank

This year’s 11th Annual Teen Summit introduced a few “FARE firsts.” First time in the Midwest. First time with an Ask-the-Experts Hour. And the first ever FARE Innovation Tank, which gave teens from across the nation a chance to pitch their big idea for how to address a problem faced by the food allergy community.… Continue reading Great Ideas Take the Stage at FARE Teen Summit Innovation Tank

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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