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Epinephrine: Answers to Key Questions on Alternatives, Expiration and Need

By Jonathan Spergel, MD Epinephrine auto-injectors have been in the news, recently. The rising cost over the last several years have surprised many families as they renew the prescription for back to school. The questions arise for many patients are 1) What are the options available to me? 2) Can we use an expired one?… Continue reading Epinephrine: Answers to Key Questions on Alternatives, Expiration and Need

School Resources · Webinars

Webinar Recording and Recap: Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey

The August 17, 2016, webinar Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey featured three Arlington Heights, IL, administrators—Lori Bein, Ph.D., Ginny Hiltz, M.S.Ed., and Eric Larson, M.S.Ed.—sharing how their district is accommodating students with food allergies. While the district had some food allergy policies and procedures in place, it had to rethink… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: Educating a Whole Community About Food Allergies: One District’s Journey

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Illinois Expands Access to Stock Epinephrine

On August 5, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that makes several significant improvements to the availability of epinephrine across Illinois. Public Act 99-0711, the Epinephrine Auto-Injector Act, allows a healthcare practitioner to prescribe epinephrine auto-injectors (EAIs) in the name of an authorized entity where allergens capable of causing anaphylaxis may be present, so… Continue reading Illinois Expands Access to Stock Epinephrine

FARE News

New Initiative Seeks Volunteers for Community Engagement Councils in Select Cities 

FARE is seeking individuals to join Community Engagement Councils (CEC) in select communities throughout the country. In designated communities, the CECs will play a critical role in improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies. Key to this is pursuing community trust and partnership between FARE, the CEC, FARE’s Clinical Network sites, parents,… Continue reading New Initiative Seeks Volunteers for Community Engagement Councils in Select Cities 

School Resources

What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with Food Allergies

If you haven’t had a student with a food allergy in your classroom yet, odds are you soon will. For reasons that aren’t completely understood, the incidence of food allergies is increasing. One in 13 children, or roughly two in every classroom, has a food allergy. As a school teacher, you will need to know… Continue reading What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with Food Allergies

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Why We Walk for Food Allergies

As the world’s largest private source of funding for food allergy research, FARE is leading the fight against food allergies. As a FARE supporter, we need your help to end this epidemic. We’re asking you to join your neighbors in raising funds and awareness at a FARE Walk for Food Allergy in your area. Who… Continue reading Why We Walk for Food Allergies

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Prepare to go Back to School with Food Allergies

For parents and students managing food allergies, the back-to-school season means taking important extra steps to prepare for a safe, successful year. Tips for the School Year: Work with your doctor: Refill prescriptions and have your physician fill out FARE’s Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. Review relevant laws and guidelines: Having a basic… Continue reading Prepare to go Back to School with Food Allergies