10 Essential Resources for Back to School

The back-to-school season is a busy time for all parents, but especially for parents of children with food allergies. Thankfully, there are many resources online to help parents prepare for a new school year for their children with food allergies. Sifting through the many resources available, however, can be overwhelming. We’ve created this list of the top 10 free resources you need to read, print, fill out or bookmark to use this school year:

1. Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

FARE’s Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan...

Your 2018 Back to School Shopping Guide

During the Back to School season, and throughout the year, FARE is fortunate to have the support of many companies who generously sponsor our programs or donate a portion of their proceeds to our organization. By supporting these food allergy-friendly companies or from FARE’s own online store, you are supporting FARE’s mission and the food allergy community.

We asked this year’s Back to School sponsors to introduce themselves.


Enjoy Life Foods


Enjoy Life Foods offers over 70 products all of which are Certified Gluten Free, Non-GMO Project Verified...

A High School Student’s Tips for Going Back to School

Guest post from Teen Advisory Group member, Sahiba Baveja

Back to school seems to be that infamous time of year that many students dread. The back to school commercials remind us of the fading summer and early morning alarm clocks soon to come. However, for us students with food allergies, dealing with food allergies shouldn’t be something that anyone wants to avoid or hide as we start the year with new teachers, friends, school nurses, or even cities. Over the past 11 years, I have come up with the best tips and tricks for handling food allergies at the...

Black and Blueberry Grunt

In honor of National Culinary Arts Month, chefs Joel and Mary Schaefer created this allergy-friendly recipe to share with the FARE Community.

Grunts…aka slumps, are related to the cobbler and crisp family, but are made with dumplings instead of batter or crisp topping and are cooked on the stove top instead of in the oven. The fruit is said to grunt while it simmers.

Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens


1 tsp plus ½ cup plus 2 tbsp organic cane sugar, divided

¼ tsp ground cinnamon

3 cups fresh blueberries

1 ½ cups...

Food Allergy Hero Spotlight: Cheryl and Zach Fruiterman

14-year-old Zach Fruiterman leads Team Zach Attack, the top fundraising team at the Albany, NY FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk. His mom, Cheryl, has been involved with the walk for nine years and currently serves as the Chair for the Albany Food Allergy Heroes Walk. We asked Cheryl and Zack to share about their experiences and why they walk every year.

Tell us about your family’s connection to food allergies.

Cheryl: Zach was diagnosed with allergies to milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish when he was 13 months old. His cousin Molly is also...

A Teen’s Tips on Summer Extracurriculars and Making an Impact!

Guest post by Teen Advisory Group (TAG) member Anesha Santhanam

What’s up y’all?  I’m Anesha Santhanam, a rising junior in high school and a member of the FARE Teen Advisory Group, and I’m back again with another article on tips for teens with food allergies! If you’re eager to make the most out of your summer for high school and beyond but also want to stay healthy and safe, this article is for you.

Let’s talk about your summer plans: have you ever wanted to attend residential summer camps or overnight/study abroad programs, but haven’t taken up these...

Asian Chicken Skewers and Noodles

July is National Culinary Arts Month! To celebrate, FARE asked Joel and Mary Schaefer to share a new allergy-friendly recipe with FARE Community.

Who said chicken is boring? Time to spice it up! Packed full of flavor, this chicken-on-a-stick is a special treat that makes dinnertime fun.

Makes: 4 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens


1 cup creamy sunflower seed butter

¼ cup coconut aminos

¼ cup honey

¼ cup fresh lemon juice

¼ cup white wine vinegar

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp minced garlic (about 3 cloves)

1 tsp ground ginger...

New Study: More Than One in Ten Reactions Treated With Epinephrine Requires More Than One Dose

In a recent study investigating how food allergy patients, parents and caregivers carry and use epinephrine auto-injectors, only 44 percent of survey respondents reported that they always carry at least one auto-injector. Far fewer respondents – 24 percent – followed the recommended practice of always carrying two auto-injectors or more. Now a new study funded by FARE and published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology finds that among epinephrine-treated reactions, more than one in ten required multiple doses of epinephrine to relieve dangerous...

Five Steps to Successful Fundraising

FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk began as a grassroots movement and has since grown into a thriving national program to support food allergy research, education, advocacy, and awareness. Our walk program is the critical vehicle for FARE to create impact through peer-to-peer fundraising in communities across the country. It is also an incredible opportunity for all families and individuals affected by food allergies to connect with each other, unite in a safe space, and celebrate their potential as changemakers for better outcomes for their children and...

Study: Epinephrine Management in Children and Adults

Epinephrine is the first-line treatment for anaphylaxis, a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction most commonly triggered by food, latex, medication or insect venom. Delayed administration of epinephrine is a risk factor for fatal anaphylaxis to food. To stay safe, individuals with food allergies (or their caregivers) must have ready access to epinephrine, be able to recognize the symptoms of anaphylaxis, and be willing to use epinephrine to treat those symptoms.

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