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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

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 the steps that are essential […]

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Florida’s Super Teen Allergy Lobbyist

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 […]

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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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