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Advocacy Days at State Capitals Resonate, Create Awareness

Earlier this month, in conjunction with Food Allergy Awareness Week and Food Allergy Action Month, FARE organized awareness days at statehouses in New York, California, Ohio and Illinois, traveling with nearly 100 members of the food allergy community to raise awareness of food allergies and to advocate for state legislation designed to improve the lives… Continue reading Advocacy Days at State Capitals Resonate, Create Awareness

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Act Now To Support Airline Legislation

In recent months, the challenges faced by people with allergies during air travel have received increased media attention. We’ve also heard from many of you who have shared your stories. Take action to improve air travel today by showing your support for the Airline Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act of 2015 (S. 1972), a bipartisan… Continue reading Act Now To Support Airline Legislation

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Food Allergy Advocacy Update: January 2016

Congratulations to New Jersey for becoming the 19th state to allow entities that serve the public to stock epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) for emergency use. A 4094, which allows entities such as youth camps, daycare facilities, restaurants and other public venues to keep EAIs on hand and gives access to them by employees who have completed… Continue reading Food Allergy Advocacy Update: January 2016

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Legislation Introduced to Improve Air Travel for Passengers with Food Allergies

Air travel can be particularly stressful for individuals and families managing food allergies because they do not have access to emergency medical care and airline policies on accommodations can be hard to find or inconsistently applied. Today, bipartisan federal legislation has been introduced that will help address some of the biggest challenges faced by airline… Continue reading Legislation Introduced to Improve Air Travel for Passengers with Food Allergies

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Legislative Update – Stock Epi in Schools, Restaurant Training

FARE is pleased to report that New Jersey has become the latest state to strengthen its law regarding stock epinephrine in schools. On Feb. 5, Gov. Chris Christie signed A 304/S 801, which now requires that schools maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors and amends an existing law, which already allowed schools to obtain auto-injectors.… Continue reading Legislative Update – Stock Epi in Schools, Restaurant Training

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FARE Files Amicus Brief in Food Allergy Discrimination Case

A case involving a kindergarten student with a tree nut allergy has the potential to set a precedent for food-allergy-related accommodations in a federal appellate court. FARE, joined by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief Friday in the civil rights case, T.F. vs. Fox Chapel Area… Continue reading FARE Files Amicus Brief in Food Allergy Discrimination Case

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The Promise of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

By: George Dahlman, Vice President of Advocacy & Government Relations Parents of children with food allergies across the country celebrated when President Obama signed into law the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act in November. They did so with good reason. Here was a federal recognition and remedy for the risks that children with food… Continue reading The Promise of the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act