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Allergy Policy: When Balance is Elusive

This month, Sam comes face to face with the dilemma of allergy safety and reasonable expectations at her son’s elementary school. The other evening I’m at a school event with the kids. It’s movie night, so I’m towing a bag of treats, including some ketchup-flavored potato chips (my fave), gummies (theirs) and a few other […]

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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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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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FAI: Kids and Parents Talk Life with Food Allergies

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Tips For Talking to School Officials

Food, the very sustenance of life, is present as we celebrate both life and death, mark rites of passage, and proudly offer others a glimpse into our unique cultures with special dishes. But our relationship with food – when, where, how, and even why we eat – has changed significantly over the years. There is […]

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It’s Off (Gulp) to Kindergarten

The start of kindergarten is bittersweet for most parents. On one hand, we’re excited for the new experiences that await our youngsters as they begin their school careers; at the same time, we mourn the passing of the baby years. How quickly they grow up. While our first-born child, Julian, is now in university, I […]

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Who’s Watching Lunch?

Alarm bells went off for Sarah Cameron* that day in 2008 when her 8-year-old daughter came home from school in a state of high agitation. There had been an incident during lunch break. The girl recounted how one of two Grade 6 monitors supervising the kids in her classroom had ordered her to sit at […]

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Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive School Tools, including articles, action plans and more

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Food Allergy, Teens: The Danger Years

From the archives. Published in Allergic Living magazine, Fall 2005. TREVOR SCHOFIELD is one lucky guy. We are sitting at the Schofield family’s dining room table with his mother, Diane, discussing how he has outgrown his peanut allergy. Now in Grade 12, Trevor actually has to eat peanuts to build his tolerance. The talk turns from […]

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Off to College – with Food 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. It was a lazy afternoon in the residence common room – students were studying for classes, watching TV […]

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