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. Parents, teachers, scout troop leaders, youth group leaders, or coaches can use the resources on this page to present the program.
Our Be a PAL materials are available for free download, and we also offer a number of accessories to enhance the program that are available for purchase in our online store.
Be a PAL Poster
Available in 8.5x11 format for free download, this poster can be printed and posted in schools, community centers, libraries, or classrooms to help reinforce the messages of the program. A premium 11x17 version of the poster is available for purchase in our online store.
Be a PAL Handout
This one-page handout for children explains what it means to have a food allergy and how they can be a good friend to kids who are managing food allergies. Download the handout >
Be a PAL Instruction Sheet for Parents
This document will give adults interested in presenting the program an introduction to Be a PAL and steps for getting started. Download the instruction sheet >
Be a PAL Presentation Guide
This guide is intended to accompany the Be a PAL Handout above and provides a script for how to present the handout to a group of children. Download the presentation guide >
Be a PAL Certificate
This certificate can be printed and handed out to children who participate in the program and thank them for learning how to be a PAL to their friends with food allergies. Download the certificate >
"The Different Ways that People Eat" Activity Sheet
This coloring sheet can be used to help children understand that there are many ways that people eat and that we all should eat the foods that make us happy and healthy. Download the activity sheet >
Be a PAL Bookmarks
We have three versions of bookmarks available to use to accompany the program. You can print the bookmarks in color, or in black and white for coloring. Or you can purchase a premium laminated version of the bookmark in our online store.
Be a PAL Pencils and Stickers
Available for purchase in our online store, pencils and stickers are a great keepsake for children who complete the program.
The Be a PAL program can be used any time of year, but Food Allergy Awareness Week can be a great time to introduce the resources to your school or community.