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Thank you to everyone who took part in the Contains: Courage® FARE Summit 2019! Held Nov. 1-3 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C., this dynamic gathering drew over 1,000 participants. Tweens, teens and adults living with food allergy came together with family members, health professionals and other allies in the nation’s largest ever educational food allergy event for families.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Contains: Courage® FARE Summit 2019! Held Nov. 1-3 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center near Washington, D.C., this dynamic gathering drew over 1,000 participants. Tweens, teens and adults living with food allergy came together with family members, health professionals and other allies in the nation’s largest ever educational food allergy event for families.

We’re grateful to everyone who took part in Teal Pumpkin Project® 2019. Your commitment to the health and happiness of children with food allergies made a difference both nationally and globally this year.

This week, FARE is thrilled to celebrate its three-year partnership with OWYN – Only What You Need. OWYN is a 100 percent plant-based protein product free from the top eight allergens. Even more exciting, OWYN is a proud champion of the food allergy community and supports FARE’s mission to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies.

Hi, my name is Rachel Blum and I am a 16-year-old living in Deerfield, Illinois. I have a severe food allergy to peanuts and tree nuts, and I was diagnosed when I was about 7 years old. This blog post is about enjoying Halloween with food allergies.

Teen Advisory Group member Rachel Blum

What’s up, y’all? I’m Anesha Santhanam, and I’m back with tips for rising juniors and incoming seniors who are navigating the college search with food allergies.

Teen Advisory Group member Anesha Santhanam

It’s no secret that plant-based diets are increasing in popularity. The Plant Based Foods Association reported in a 2018 Nielsen study that plant-based food sales topped $3.3 billion last year. Specifically, sales of plant-based meat products have grown by 24%, which is notable since general retail food sales have only grown by 2% over the same time.

The idea of traveling to a new place can be daunting. With the added questions that come with having food allergies on your plate, traveling can seem impossible. I get it! However, as someone who happens to have severe food allergies to milk, eggs and nuts, I have found success in traveling all across the U.S. with food allergies. With the right preparation for the trip and enough allergy-safe snacks brought from home, it is possible to experience the world while being safe. ...

Teen Advisory Group member Clare Kirchner

Whether you’re preparing for a future college search, deeply engaged in the applications process, or already attending university, it’s important to understand the rights of post-secondary students with a history of severe food allergy reactions.

FARE's Summer of Advocacy

The food allergy community needs better labeling, access to real treatments and, ultimately, a cure. FARE tackled each of these challenges this summer.

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