About the FARE College Food Allergy Program

FARE launched the College Food Allergy Program 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. 

The program offers resources for students and parents, as well as colleges and universities. Those include:

FARE partnered with the Beyond Celiac (formerly 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 determine needs, set goals and guide the direction of 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 would be essential to helping colleges and universities effectively manage food allergy.

Following the summits, committees consisting of college and university representatives, expert stakeholders, parents, and students offered additional insight and review for the guidelines. FARE owes a special thanks to all summit participants, committee members, and schools that participated in the pilot program, without whom this program wouldn't be possible.

Access Services Guidance Committee

Jonathan Abernathy, M.S.Ed. (co-chair) 
Laura Patey, M.Ed. (co-chair) 
Joanne Clinch, MD 
Scott Lissner 
James Long, J.D. 
Gemini McCasland, Esq. 
Kristie Orr, Ph.D. 
Sarah Wilson-Merriman

Dining Services Guide Committee

Stacy Lofton (co-chair) 
Joel Schaefer, CCC (co-chair) 
Terri Brownlee 
Kathryn Egan 
Jennifer Ignacio 
Ruth Sullivan, M.S.Ed., RD, CDN 
Christopher Toote, Ph.D. 
Bob Volpi 
Beth Winthrop, MS, RD, CNSC 
Kathryn Whiteside

Student & Parent Advisory Committee

Lily Roth (co-chair)
Anne Thompson (co-chair) 
Janet Atwater 
Melissa Engel 
Daniel Kadden 
Nancy Popkin
Carlo Steinman

Pilot Schools

In April 2015, FARE chose 12 schools nationwide to participate in a pilot program.

  • Carroll College (Waukesha, Wisconsin)
  • College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass.)
  • George Mason University (Fairfax, Va.)
  • King’s College (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
  • North Carolina State University
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Southern California
  • Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, Ind.)
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)

Expansion Pilot Schools

Since it's launch, FARE has expanded the FARE College Food Allergy Pilot Program to include additional schools nationwide.

  • Babson College (Wellesley, Massachusetts)
  • Boston University (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island)
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, New York)
  • College of William & Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia)
  • Eastern Washington University (Cheney, Washington)
  • Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois)
  • James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia)
  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota)
  • North Dakota State College of Science (Wahpeton, North Dakota)
  • Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania)
  • Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana)
  • Skidmore College (Saratoga Springs, New York)
  • Stanford University (Stanford, California)
  • Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts)
  • The University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa)
  • University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, California)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
  • University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, Illinois)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  • University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire)
  • University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia)
  • Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, Massachusetts)