FARE News

FARE Walk for Food Allergy Raises Vital Funds and Awareness

Thousands of walkers, volunteers and supporters will come together over the next four months in more than 50 cities in support of their loved ones, friends and the 15 million Americans with food allergies for the FARE Walk for Food Allergy. In the last decade, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy has raised more than $24… Continue reading FARE Walk for Food Allergy Raises Vital Funds and Awareness

Tips and Resources

Anaphylaxis Aftermath: 10 Important Steps to Take After an Allergic Reaction

By: Gina Clowes, National Director, Training and Community Outreach I watched in horror as hives and welts crawled up the side of my (then) two year-old son’s face. I had snacked on a granola bar that contained milk and nuts while out running errands. When I returned home, I kissed his little face as I… Continue reading Anaphylaxis Aftermath: 10 Important Steps to Take After an Allergic Reaction

Webinars

Psychosocial Aspects of Food Allergy Among Adolescents (Webinar Recording and Recap)

Linda Herbert, Ph.D., presented Psychosocial Aspects of Food Allergy Among Adolescents, July 13, 2016, as part of FARE’s free monthly webinar series.  Dr. Herbert is an assistant professor in the Division of Psychology and Behavioral Health at Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C. She also is the director of the Division of Allergy and Immunology’s… Continue reading Psychosocial Aspects of Food Allergy Among Adolescents (Webinar Recording and Recap)

FARE News · Food Allergy Research

New Centers of Excellence Join the FARE Clinical Network

The FARE Clinical Network is expanding, and will now comprise 28 centers of excellence across the country. The FARE Clinical Network, dedicated to changing the face of food allergy care, is the only collaborative network of its kind. Five centers have recently joined the network, which now comprises 28 centers of excellence across the country.… Continue reading New Centers of Excellence Join the FARE Clinical Network

FARE News

Colleges Preparing to Better Accommodate Students with Food Allergies

The FARE College Food Allergy Program, which originally included a dozen schools, was introduced in 2014 with the goal of providing students with food allergies a safer college experience. Now, 13 additional colleges have joined the program, broadening the reach of this national initiative. Since the launch of the program, FARE has: Released the “Pilot… Continue reading Colleges Preparing to Better Accommodate Students with Food Allergies

Tips and Resources

Kissing Can Cause Allergic Reactions

Adults and teens with food allergies should be aware that allergic reactions to food allergens via kissing are relatively common. Proteins can transfer between mouths, especially if your partner has recently consumed your allergen. It may not be romantic, but there are some precautions that need to be taken to avoid reactions from kissing. The Kissing… Continue reading Kissing Can Cause Allergic Reactions

advocacy · School Resources

Illinois Releases Data on Epinephrine Use in Schools

Earlier this month, the Illinois State Board of Education released data on the use of undesignated or “stock” epinephrine (i.e. epinephrine not prescribed for a specific child) in Illinois schools for the 2014-2015 school year. Illinois school districts, public schools, and nonpublic schools are allowed to maintain a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors and have… Continue reading Illinois Releases Data on Epinephrine Use in Schools