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Teacher’s Checklist for Managing Food Allergies [Free Printable]

The checklist below provides a list of 10 measures teachers can implement to help keep students with food allergies safe and included in their classrooms. ✓ Work with parents, the school nurse, and other appropriate school personnel to determine if any classroom modifications are needed to make sure that students with food allergies can participate fully… Continue reading Teacher’s Checklist for Managing Food Allergies [Free Printable]

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10 Essential School Resources for Food Allergy Parents

Thankfully, nowadays there are many resources online to help parents prepare for a new school year for their children with food allergies. Sifting through the many resources available, however, can be overwhelming. We’ve created this list of the top 10 resources you need to read, print, fill out or bookmark to use this school year:… Continue reading 10 Essential School Resources for Food Allergy Parents

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The First Year at School: Advice from a Food Allergy Mom

By: Amanda Painter, president and director of Education & Development of the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET) support group How did you prepare for the first year your child went to school with food allergies? Sending my daughter to school for the first time was one of the most challenging times I’ve had as… Continue reading The First Year at School: Advice from a Food Allergy Mom

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Head Back to School Safely with FARE

For parents and students managing food allergies, each school year comes with its own set of new successes and challenges. Whether you’re sending your child to school for the first time, or filling out school paperwork for the 10th time, FARE has a number of resources to help you prepare yourself and your school. Online… Continue reading Head Back to School Safely with FARE

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FARE Kids Who Care: Gavin DelGrande

Kids with food allergies don’t remain kids forever. As they grow up, they are faced with new challenges, as well as new opportunities to take ownership of managing their food allergies. For 11-year-old Gavin DelGrande, he saw the transition from elementary school to middle school as an opportunity to educate his school staff about food… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Gavin DelGrande

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Back-to-School Homework for Food Allergy Parents

For some parents, sending a child with life-threatening food allergies off to school can feel like an overwhelming task, especially if the child is entering a new school or attending for the first time. FARE has many resources on our website’s “Managing Food Allergies at School” section, but there are a few key tasks for… Continue reading Back-to-School Homework for Food Allergy Parents

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A School Nurse’s Perspective on How to Keep your Child With Food Allergy Safe at School

by Cathy Owens, RN, M.Ed, NCSN, ERSN All schools have a duty to provide a safe environment for children and to act appropriately in an emergency.  We know that nearly six million children have a food allergy-which equates to approximately two per classroom! Additionally, according to the CDC, food allergies have dramatically increased since 1997… Continue reading A School Nurse’s Perspective on How to Keep your Child With Food Allergy Safe at School