Bullying is damaging for anyone to endure, but when students are bullied because of their food allergies, the consequences can be life-threatening. Whether it’s carrying an epinephrine auto-injector in a visible location, or constantly reminding people about your food allergy, this condition can make it difficult to blend in, explained Dylan Brennan, who is now […]
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released the long-awaited school food allergy guidelines.
For Canadian To-Do List, click here. Before Arriving ✔ Start the college search early, since more time and effort are required when reviewing colleges for both programs and allergy-friendly policies. “I encourage parents to start looking at campuses when the students are juniors,” says Kathy Whiteside, a dietitian at the University of Michigan. ✔ As […]
For Canadian resources, click here. Keeping a food-allergic child safe and included in all school activities requires considerable planning. But fortunately, you do not have to go it alone. Thanita Glancey, president of the Loudoun Allergy Network in Virginia, has gained expertise in school allergy accommodations through years of advocacy work. She walks us through […]
For Rachel Maunus, a 13-year-old who lives with a life-threatening tree nut allergy, the school cafeteria can be a scary place – so her older sister decided to do something about that. Since 2011, Lauren Maunus, 15, has been spearheading an initiative designed to revolutionize food allergy awareness in Florida schools. “I’m really motivated because […]