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TEMP of Be a PAL® Program Instructional Materials

The Be a PAL® program helps children and teens learn how to Protect A Life by being a good friend to kids with food allergies. Parents, school staff, educators, scout troop leaders, youth group leaders, or coaches can use these resources to present the program to students in grades K-12.

Be a PAL Instructional Guide

This slide deck is intended to guide you in using the Be a PAL program successfully. Available for download in English.

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Powerpoint File

Food Allergy Awareness Presentation - Teens

Use this presentation to increase food allergy awareness in teens. It covers topics such what food allergy is, who can have food allergies, and how you can help people with food allergy.

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Powerpoint File

Food Allergy Awareness Presentation - Elementary

Use this presentation  to help you teach food allergy awareness basics to elementary school children. It covers things like what food allergy is, who can have food allergies, and how you can help people with food allergy.

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Adobe PDF

Be a PAL Bookmarks - Elementary

We have bookmarks available to use to accompany the program. You can print the bookmarks in black and white for coloring.  

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Be a PAL Certificate

(All ages) 

This certificate can be printed and handed out to children who participate in the program to thank them for learning how to Be a PAL to their friends with food allergies. Available for download in English. 

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Food Allergy ‘Living in Their Shoes’ Activity – Middle & High School

This interactive course can be accessed virtually on FARE’s Food Allergy Academy at: foodallergyacademy.org. Designed for middle school and high school students, the course puts learners in the shoes of a fellow student who has food allergies, teaching them how serious a food allergic reaction can be and how they can Be a PAL and Protect A Life for friends with food allergies.

To view this interactive module

  • Create a FREE account at the Food Allergy Academy
  • Search for "Living in Their Shoes"
Visit foodallergyacademy.org

Disclaimer: The Be a Pal Program was updated in July 2023 with support from Cooperative Agreement NU38OT000282, funded by the Healthy Schools Branch - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics. Its contents are solely the responsibility of Food Allergy Research and Education and do not necessarily represent the official views of the American Academy of Pediatrics or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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