Top 10 Resources of 2017
Whether you are brand new to food allergies or you have been managing them for years, FARE offers hundreds of resources to help you in every step of your food allergy journey. If you’re not sure where to start, here are the top 10 most downloaded resources of 2017.
This poster can be printed and posted in schools, community centers, libraries, or classrooms to help encourage others to understand how to be a friend to someone with food allergies. A premium 11x17 version is available for purchase at FARE's Online Store.
This one-page flyer provides tips from the CDC’s national comprehensive guidelines for managing food allergies in school.
In 2013, the CDC released the first national comprehensive guidelines for managing food allergies in schools. The recommendations seek to protect the physical and emotional health of students with food allergies. They provide practical information and strategies for schools while reinforcing federal laws and regulations.
Do you know what to look for in case of an allergic reaction to food? Symptoms typically appear within minutes to several hours after eating the food to which you are allergic. An allergic reaction to food can affect the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and, in the most serious cases, the cardiovascular system. Learn more about the common symptoms of anaphylaxis here.
Children have a unique way of describing their experiences and may use different words to describe an anaphylactic reaction. Precious time can be lost if you do not understand what they are trying to tell you. This resource will help you to understand and recognize a reaction.
5. Chef Card
These interactive chef cards are available in English and a number of foreign languages to help you communicate your food allergy to your servers and chef when dining out.
Brush up on your food allergy facts and stats. This resource provides valuable information to help you better understand food allergies and anaphylaxis.
The Teal Pumpkin Project may be over for this year, but it’s never too soon to get ready for next year! Download and print out any of these signs to show your support for the Teal Pumpkin Project.
Always remember to read the food label and to ask questions about ingredients. This printable resource offers tips, including other names for each allergen, to help you avoid the top 8 allergens.
Appropriately, the most downloaded resource of 2017 is FARE’s Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Care Plan. Every person with a food allergy needs a Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. This plan, available in English and Spanish, outlines recommended treatment in case of an emergency, is signed by a physician, and includes emergency contact information. Keep your plan where others can find it and be sure you and any caretakers understand what to do in case of an emergency.
What FARE resource have you found to be most valuable to you this year?
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