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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

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Charlotte’s Food Allergy-Friendly Bat Mitzvah Bake Sale

City of residence – Atlanta, GA (Peachtree Corners) How Charlotte Pushed her Passion: Prior to a Jewish girl’s Bat Mitzvah ceremony, many take part in planning their own community service project. And when it came time for Charlotte Morrison to plan her project, she wanted to help a cause that affected her personally; Charlotte has… Continue reading Charlotte’s Food Allergy-Friendly Bat Mitzvah Bake Sale

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Elana’s Food Allergy Dance Party

City of residence: San Francisco, CA How Elana Pushed her Passion: Last year, on her 13th birthday, Elana Sterling decided she wanted to do something special to celebrate – a dance party with all of her friends! Then, she thought it would be even more special to use the party as an opportunity to raise funds for food… Continue reading Elana’s Food Allergy Dance Party

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SoulCycle Class Raises Funds for Food Allergies

City of residence: Long Island, NY How Ali, Hannah, Alexa, and Jordyn Pushed their Passion: Four teenagers, all living with food allergies, decided to take one of their favorite hobbies and turn it into a fund- and awareness-raiser. The girls are active riders at Soul Cycle, an indoor cycling class with many enthusiastic clients. They… Continue reading SoulCycle Class Raises Funds for Food Allergies

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FARE Kids Who Care: Gavin DelGrande

Kids with food allergies don’t remain kids forever. As they grow up, they are faced with new challenges, as well as new opportunities to take ownership of managing their food allergies. For 11-year-old Gavin DelGrande, he saw the transition from elementary school to middle school as an opportunity to educate his school staff about food… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Gavin DelGrande

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FARE Kids Who Care: Claudia Michaels

For the last two years, people have stopped to stare at the Michaels family’s Halloween display. While most homes have a few jack-o-lanterns sitting by their door during the Halloween season, the Michaels family has dozens displayed on a homemade wall – all donated to them in an effort to raise awareness about food allergies.… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Claudia Michaels