Living with Food Allergies
One in thirteen children has food allergies—that’s about two in every U.S. classroom. Everyone from the school nurse to the cafeteria staff plays a role in creating a safe environment for students with food allergies. Share these valuable resources with your school team to help them understand the importance of food allergy management.
Food allergies among children increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according to a 2013 study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Today, 1 in 13 children has food allergies, and nearly 40 percent of these children have already experienced a severe allergic reaction. Many of these reactions happen at school.
According to data included in CDC’s guidelines, approximately 25 percent of severe reactions experienced at school are among children having no previous diagnosis of food allergy.
CDC National School Food Allergy Guidelines
Ensure your school’s policies are in line with federal and state laws that protect children who live with food allergies.
Back-to-School Resource Hub
A collection of helpful resources for caregivers, students and teachers, preparing you for this year's back-to-school experience.Learn More
Free Online Training
Take these free online training courses to prepare your school staff and administrators to effectively manage students with food allergies and respond to food allergy emergencies.
Food Allergies in the Classroom
Resources to help teachers and other educators create and maintain a safe and healthy classroom environment.Learn More
Be a PAL
The Be a PAL: Protect A Life™ From Food Allergies education program can help children learn how to be a good friend to kids with food allergies.Learn More
More for Educators
Section 504 and Written Management Plans
A 504 Plan outlines how a school will address the individual needs of your child. Learn how to develop one with your school team.
Field trips are a highlight of the school year, but they can pose challenges for families managing food allergies.
Shelter-in-Place School Emergency
Helpful tips to ensure the safety of all food-allergic children during the event of an emergency lock-down situation.
School Posters & Infographics
FARE has developed a number of free downloadable posters and infographics to educate and raise awareness about food allergies.