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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CDC’s Toolkit for Managing Food Allergies in Schools (Webinar Recording and Recap)

On Wednesday, August 12, FARE was joined by Dr. Robin Wallin, Director of Health Services at Parkway District Schools, for a webinar presentation about the CDC’s Tool Kit for Managing Food Allergies in Schools. The tool kit is a resource containing tip sheets, customizable PowerPoints, and podcasts geared for specific school audiences. Materials can be downloaded… Continue reading CDC’s Toolkit for Managing Food Allergies in Schools (Webinar Recording and Recap)

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Hundreds Saved By Stock Epinephrine in Schools Last Year

A total of 919 anaphylactic episodes occurred in schools last year, according to a new survey of schools participating in the EpiPen4Schools program. This program, offered by Mylan Specialty, provides free epinephrine auto-injectors to qualifying schools in the U.S. Results of this survey were provided during a poster presentation at the recent meeting of the… Continue reading Hundreds Saved By Stock Epinephrine in Schools Last Year

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Meet Pete Wright: Attorney and Workshop Leader at FARE’s National Food Allergy Conference

The FARE National Food Allergy Conference is quickly approaching, and we are excited this year to have Pete Wright, nationally known attorney and co-founder of Wrightslaw.com, joining us on Sunday, June 22, to lead “From Emotions to Advocacy: An Expert’s Guide to Safety and Inclusion for You Child At School.” During this 5-hour, hands-on workshop,… Continue reading Meet Pete Wright: Attorney and Workshop Leader at FARE’s National Food Allergy Conference

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FARE Files Amicus Brief in Food Allergy Discrimination Case

A case involving a kindergarten student with a tree nut allergy has the potential to set a precedent for food-allergy-related accommodations in a federal appellate court. FARE, joined by the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief Friday in the civil rights case, T.F. vs. Fox Chapel Area… Continue reading FARE Files Amicus Brief in Food Allergy Discrimination Case

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Just Released – National Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools

Today marks a milestone for the food allergy community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies In Schools and Early Care and Education Programs” – the first comprehensive national guidelines for school food allergy management. Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) collaborated with the CDC along… Continue reading Just Released – National Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools

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FARE Kids Who Care: Making School More Food-Allergy-Friendly

Whether eating in the lunchroom or playing team sports, navigating food allergies at school can sometimes be hard for kids. Nicole Dunham and Ryan Smith each came up with fun and positive solutions to help meet their needs at school, and in turn were able to raise awareness about food allergies and make a difference.… Continue reading FARE Kids Who Care: Making School More Food-Allergy-Friendly