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
Your home should be your “safe space” — the place where you and your family can be most relaxed, knowing that you’ve minimized the risk of ingesting harmful allergens. Cleaning is a valuable strategy in preventing exposure to allergens. Some food proteins are stubbornly resistant and do not break down over time. In a 2013… Continue reading How to Clean to Remove Food Allergens
FARE recommends allowing your epinephrine auto-injectors to pass through the x-ray machines and security scanners used to screen carry-on luggage in airport security. While there is limited research on this topic, after searching the published medical literature, FARE does not believe any scientific evidence exists that indicates a risk to the effectiveness of the medication, due… Continue reading Can Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Go Through an Airport X-Ray Machine?
FARE has continued its efforts to improve federal requirements regarding airline policies for passengers with food allergies. These efforts have focused on ensuring the appropriate labeling for use and accessibility of epinephrine on planes, including epinephrine auto-injectors; the consistency and accessibility of airline policies regarding food allergies; and the collection of data on incidents of… Continue reading FARE Continues to Push for Safer Air Travel
By Kelley Barnett, leader of the Food Allergy Alliance of the MidSouth I’m hesitant to praise my husband for being a dad, because that’s what he signed up for when we had children. But we all know how difficult being a food allergy parent can be, and he deserves the accolades. Before terms like FA,… Continue reading What about the Food Allergy Dads? Kudos to Billy Barnett this Father’s Day
By: Christina West, leader of the Food Allergy Community of Western Springs Area Thanks for the opportunity to recognize my husband, Dave Ryan, for all the amazing work he does on behalf of our family and the food-allergic community. Our daughter Audra has multiple life-threatening food allergies. We both work outside the home, but Dave has… Continue reading Cheers to Dave Ryan: Baker, Advocate, and Food Allergy Dad
The introduction of peanuts to infants at risk for developing a peanut allergy does not have a negative impact on growth or nutrition, nor does it affect the duration of breastfeeding, according to new findings published online June 10 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. In this study, funded by the National Institute… Continue reading Researchers: Peanut Allergy Prevention Strategy Resulting from LEAP Study is Nutritionally Safe