Tools & Resources

Resources for Colleges and Universities

You want to keep your students safe. We can help. FARE offers a variety of resources to help colleges and universities better serve their students with food allergies.

The FARE College Food Allergy Program, launched in January 2014, is aimed at providing students with food allergies a safer college experience by helping colleges and universities develop uniform policies to effectively manage food allergy. The FARE College Food Allergy Program will address all aspects of college life with food allergies including dining services, resident life and social well-being, health services, disability accommodations and emergency services.

FARE has partnered with several leading experts for the program, including the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS), food allergy experts, college and university representatives, and industry representatives. Read more about this program and download the Pilot Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Higher Education on our FARE College Food Allergy Program page.

Legal Obligation to Students: Lesley University Settlement 
In December 2012, the first food allergy-related settlement in higher education under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was reached between Lesley University in Massachusetts and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The agreement ensures that students with food allergies and celiac disease can fully access the university’s meal plans and food services. Read more about your legal obligations here.

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