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School and Allergies, Asthma

Valentine’s Day Pop Quiz

When the marketers and distributors of the EpiPen auto-injector did some research on the trends for Valentine’s Day, they found some statistics that might surprise you. Pop Quiz! See if you can guess whether the following statements are myth or fact.   Click here to download a copy of this poster. For  more information about severe allergies and […]

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Valentine’s Day Crafts

Stain-glass hearts, foam roses, heart-shaped animal cards and more!

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Food Allergy Tips: Talking to School Officials

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A Teen’s Story of Allergy Bullying – And Bravery

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Lesley University ADA Settlement: A Monumental Decision

A settlement reached between Lesley University in Massachusetts and the Department of Justice is big news, with monumental implications. The agreement lays the foundation for establishing the rights of Americans with food allergy and celiac disease.

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Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – Canada

For the U.S. school & allergies resource hub, click here. Comprehensive resource – Food Allergy Canada site: Food Allergy Canada’s Anaphylaxis Emergency Plans: EpiPen, Allerject Sample letter from principal Sample letter from teacher Steps for school anaphylaxis plan Canadian School Boards Association publication: Anaphylaxis: A Handbook for School Boards Asthma Action Plans Alberta’s Asthma Action Plan The Lung Association’s Action Plan Allergic […]

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Comparing Colleges Chart: U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive chart comparing 25 U.S. colleges.

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Comparing Universities Chart: Canada

Allergic Living presents: the Comparing Universities Chart. We’ve interviewed dietitians, food services directors, housing officials and more to bring you our exclusive chart comparing 16 universities across Canada. Click the image below to see the full chart, and feel free to print and share with friends. For a U.S. colleges comparison chart, click here.

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Know Your Food Allergy Rights: College

The rights for people with food allergies and celiac disease in college have come a long way. There are two main legal documents which apply, and a recent Department of Justice complaint which resulted in a settlement all but confirms that severe food allergies constitute a disability under U.S. law. Rehabilitation Act, 1973 Applies to: […]

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Know Your Food Allergy Rights: U.S. Schools

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 […]

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