Food Allergy Research

New Study Shows Food Allergy Related Pediatric Emergency Visits Increase in Illinois

Emergency department visits and hospital admissions for food-induced anaphylaxis among children increased by almost 30 percent during a five-year period in Illinois, according to new research published last week in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. The study, which was funded by FARE, showed increases across the board – age, gender, race/ethnicity, insurance type,… Continue reading New Study Shows Food Allergy Related Pediatric Emergency Visits Increase in Illinois

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Anaphylaxis Awareness Day is 5/13: Facts and Resources to Help You Educate Others

During Food Allergy Awareness Week, FARE recognizes the critical need to raise awareness and educate the public about the most severe type of allergic reaction: anaphylaxis (an-uh-fil-LAX-is). That is why we started Anaphylaxis Awareness Day, held this year on Wednesday, May 13. Below you will find facts and resources about anaphylaxis and advice for managing anaphylactic… Continue reading Anaphylaxis Awareness Day is 5/13: Facts and Resources to Help You Educate Others

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New Action Plan for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Now Available

FARE has released the new Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan, formerly the Food Allergy Action Plan. This written document outlines recommended treatment in case of an allergic reaction, signed by a child’s physician and includes emergency contact information. It should be on file for every student with food allergies. The updated plan was revised by FARE’s new Education Working Group,… Continue reading New Action Plan for Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Now Available