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School and Allergies, Asthma

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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High School

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 […]

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Parents Protest Allergy Rules

After learning about rules put in place to accommodate a peanut allergic student, parents at one Florida elementary school became outraged.

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FAAMA: Inside the U.S. School Allergy Law

The following article was published in early 2011. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network is now the FARE organization. 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 […]

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U.S. Passes School Allergy Law

The U.S. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act was signed into law by the President on Jan. 4. The aim: safety in schools.

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Teaching Teacher About Allergies

Schools in Alberta now have access to a new online program with information and tips on how to protect allergic students.

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Teen Has Fatal Reaction at School

Tragedy has struck a Chicago school: 13-year-old Katelyn Carlson has died after eating Chinese food that was supposed to be safe.

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