One-third of kids bullied because of allergies, but almost half of their parents were in the dark about it.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Off to College – with Allergies University is a time of great transition, especially for food allergic students navigating meal plans, shared kitchens and pub nights. Allergic Living examines how prepared students – and institutions – are to handle this brave new reality. Food Allergy: Teens Talk About It Teens with food allergies face the [...]
On January 4, 2011, President Barack Obama passed the Food Safety Modernization Act. Tucked into this sweeping act as Section 112 is FAAMA, the long-awaited Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network led the lobby for FAAMA, which will result in voluntary allergy management guidelines for schools across the United [...]
It was bad enough that Stephanie Brown’s son Jacob had allergies to corn and egg, and couldn’t eat anything his fellow students were buying in the cafeteria. She had spoken repeatedly to Jacob’s Grade 6 teacher about what he could and couldn’t eat. She’d asked the teacher to let her know when there would be [...]