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School and Allergies, Asthma

Schools and Asthma: Back-to-School Spike Video

Did you know that 80,000 American kids miss school every day due to asthma-related issues? National Jewish Health in Denver has created this excellent video about back-to-school asthma issues. It explains the so-called September Spike: how the combination of decreased medication use in summer months, fall allergens like ragweed and other students’ viruses can create […]

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Six That Save Lives – Free Educational Poster for Anaphylaxis

AL has created a poster with the critical steps to take during an emergency.

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Half of Parents Unaware as Allergic Kids Targeted by Bullies

One-third of kids bullied because of allergies, but almost half of their parents were in the dark about it.

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Modern Family’s Julie Bowen on Anaphylaxis Awareness

We know her best as Claire Dunphy on the hit TV series Modern Family. But in real life, Julie Bowen is one of us: an allergy mom with a son at risk of anaphylaxis. She found out the hard way – through an anaphylactic reaction – that her son, now 5 years old, has severe […]

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Food Allergy Bullying on the Rise

Kids with food allergies are increasingly likely to be bullied, teased or harrassed. Why is this so common? And what you can do to make school a safe haven.

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Nominate Your School’s Food Allergy Hero

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Sample Letter to Support New School Epinephrine Act

On November 17, 2011, two U.S. senators introduced proposed legislation that would encourage states to ensure their schools have access to stock epinephrine and training to administer it. You can help get this bill made into law by sending a letter to your senators. A sample letter, prepared by FAAN (the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis […]

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Family Angered by Allergic Daughter’s Death at School

A Quebec coroner lays no blame in the death of a 6-year old who died of asthma attack or food reaction at school.

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Creating a Food Allergy Task Force

Should your child’s U.S. school district have a Food Allergy Task Force? We have one, and it’s the greatest group of advocates our school district has ever had to increase education and awareness of food allergies, and to keep children with life-threatening food allergies safe at school. Life Before the Task Force Before our task force […]

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Allergy-friendly School Snacks

All kids hate to feel different and just want to fit in. So imagine how your allergic student feels when his teacher wants to give out treats during an activity, celebration or party, but has nothing for the child with allergies. Indie Candy to the rescue! The Alabama-based company, which ships to the U.S. and […]

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