Essential Resources

The resources on this page are many of our most requested materials for heading back to school. You'll find links to free downloads, posters, guidelines, webinars, tips and more!

Managing Food Allergies at School 

For some parents, sending a child with life-threatening food allergies off to school can feel like an overwhelming task. This resource takes a deeper dive into managing food allergies throughout the school day and school year. Download here>

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan 

FARE's Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan, formerly the Food Allergy Action Plan, outlines recommended treatment in case of an allergic reaction, is signed by a physician and includes emergency contact information.

Keep your plan in a place where others can find it, and make sure you and others understand what to do in case of an emergency. 

Download a Plan in English>

Download a Plan in Spanish>

CDC's National Guidelines and Supplemental Resources

The CDC’s guidelines 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. While this content is geared toward educators, parents benefit from knowing about this critical resource. Learn more>

Section 504 and Written Management Plans

FARE recommends that parents of children with food allergy work with their school to create a written food allergy management plan. A 504 plan is one such document that outlines how the school will address the individual needs of your child. It allows your child to participate safely and equally alongside his or her peers during the school day. Learn more>

What Every Parent Must Know about Managing Food Allergies at School (Webinar)

Learn must-know facts for establishing a safe and inclusive school environment, such as: 

  • What are "accommodations" and how does a parent know what to ask for?
  • What is a Section 504 plan (or other accommodation plan) and does every child at risk for anaphylaxis need one?
  • What are the federal laws that protect children with food allergies?
  • And more.