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Combating Media Misrepresentations

Guest post by Teen Advisory Group (TAG) member Colin Lapus

It seems as if the whole world has heard about the scandal and chaos revolving around the food allergy-related scene in the recent film Peter Rabbit. This particular instance has caught the attention of the entire world, but there are countless other examples where food allergies are featured prominently in pop culture and mainstream media. As someone with food allergies, especially a child, how do you deal with others asking or talking about a misrepresentation they saw of food allergies in the...

Food Allergy Hero Spotlight: Aimee Campbell

 

FARE’s Hometown Heroes Community Walk for Food Allergy launched last year as a volunteer-driven FARE supported fun and festive event in cities and towns where there is no Food Allergy Heroes Walk.  Food allergy mom Aimee Campbell is relatively new to food allergies but that hasn’t stopped her from leading a Hometown Heroes Walk in Idaho Falls, ID on Saturday August 18 at the Community Park Gazebo. Learn more about her and why she and her family walk.

Tell us about your connection to food allergies.

Our two-year son was diagnosed at 15 months with...

Double Your Impact This Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness Week helps shine a light on food allergy as a serious public health issue that affects 15 million Americans. In 2017, Food Allergy Awareness Week reached millions of people around the United States and beyond through FARE’s Food For Thought videos, social media, building lightings, news stories, and local outreach from volunteers like Lana.  

“Food Allergy Awareness Week and FARE mean so much to my family. When our older son was diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies, FARE became our lifeline. FARE was, and continues to be,...

Four Ways to Prepare for Food Allergy Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness Week kicks off on Sunday! You can shine a light on food allergies by raising awareness and encouraging others to honor Food Allergy Awareness Week from May 13 -19.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare:  

Download Free Resources

  • Utilize the free resources provided at foodallergyweek.org to spread awareness in your community.
  • Our online tips and tools will help explain the meaning and importance of Food Allergy Awareness Week…and help you share that message!

Spread the Word

  • Use #TealTakeover and #FoodAllergyWeek when posting...

2018 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

If you have been prescribed epinephrine, FARE recommends that you carry two epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. There are now four epinephrine auto-injectors available, each with its own pricing structure and programs to make the medication more affordable. We know prescription costs can add up, so we encourage individuals and families who are managing food allergies to learn about opportunities for cost savings.

Be advised that the different auto-injectors on the market operate in different ways, so it is...

FARE Supports the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2018. Here’s How You Can, Too.

This spring, FARE is working with federal legislators and regulators to protect health and improve quality of life for individuals with food allergy. On the legislative side of these efforts, FARE is supporting H.R.5425 and S.2647, the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2018, which was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 2 by sponsor Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and co-sponsor Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and in the U.S. Senate on April 11 by sponsor Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and co-sponsors Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Sen....

Food Allergy Hero Spotlight: Ally Kalishman

FARE’s Food Allergy Heroes Walk is an incredible opportunity for 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 loved ones. These walks are made possible thanks to food allergy heroes such as high school freshman, Ally Kalishman. We asked Ally to share some of her story and why she walks.

 

Tell us about your connection to food allergies.

Food allergies have been a big part of my life for so long. I was...

Joint Letter to Sony Pictures on the Upcoming DVD release of Peter Rabbit

April 23, 2018

Tony Vinciquerra
Chairman and CEO
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232

Robert Lawson
Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
Sony Pictures Entertainment
10202 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232


Dear Mr. Vinciquerra and Mr. Lawson,

With the upcoming release of the movie “Peter Rabbit” on online streaming and DVD/Blu-ray, many families will have added opportunities to watch the food allergy segment that features an intentional food allergy assault and makes light of this potentially life...

Feeling All the Feelings at the 2018 FARE Research Retreat

In this guest blog post, food allergy mom Lydia Goldfine takes us inside FARE’s recent Research Retreat, which on April 13-14 gathered more than 130 scientists, clinicians, parent advocates, pharmaceutical industry representatives and government representatives for an annual meeting to discuss the future of food allergy research and patient perspectives.

By Lydia R. Goldfine

As the parent of a food allergic child, I feel all the feelings of parenthood through the lens of food allergy.  Today is no different, except when I get goosebumps at 11:15, a...

FARE Research Retreat 2018: Human Impacts, Breakthrough Therapies and New Prospects

From left to right: Dr. Drew Bird, Bryan Bunning, Teddy Kider, Gia Rosenblum and Linda Herbert

At the Sixth Annual FARE Research Retreat, held April 13-14, 2018, in McLean, VA, 130 academic scientists, clinical care providers, pharmaceutical industry representatives, government officials and patient advocates came together to discuss progress in food allergy research and identify opportunities to design clinical trials that not only test the effectiveness of new treatments but also reflect and respond to the psychological and social needs of food allergy...

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