FARE College Food Allergy Program
FARE launched the College Food Allergy Program (CFAP) in January 2014 with the goal of developing a comprehensive program to improve the safety and quality of life for college students with food allergies.
FARE has partnered with the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, the National Association of College & University Food Services, food allergy experts, and stakeholders from colleges and universities to help guide the program. The research phase of the program began with two college summits bringing together experts from over 65 schools and organizations to discuss a comprehensive best practice guide that will be essential in helping colleges and universities effectively manage food allergy, a potentially life-threatening disease. Committees consisting of college and university representatives, expert stakeholders, parents, and students offered additional guidance and review after the summits.
As a result of the hard work and expertise shared by the summit participants and committees, FARE is proud to release the Pilot Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Higher Education, available for free download here. These guidelines are currently being tested through a pilot phase, so feedback and questions are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the FARE College Food Allergy Program, in addition to the safety and inclusion of college students with food allergies, is to create an online database listing colleges and which pieces of the program they have implemented.
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