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In a Nov. 21, 2018 webinar, Building the Village Food Allergy Families Need, health strategist and innovator Glenna Crooks, PhD, describes how the social networks of your child with food allergy can help your family manage this serious medical condition. Her approach to communicating vital health information to members of your child’s networks is supported with additional online resources that you can access through FARE.

Teen attendees at last month’s FARECon featuring Teen Summit competed to create allergy-friendly versions of their favorite dishes. The top two recipes were developed by Joel and Mary Schaefer of Your Allergy Chefs (yourallergychefs.com).

At last month’s FARECon featuring Teen Summit, chef Joel Schaefer presented a session on how to remove common allergens from popular foods and replace them with simple ingredients. Teen attendees competed to create their own dishes, and the top two recipes were developed by Joel and Mary Schaefer of Your Allergy Chefs (yourallergychefs.com).

Teen Summit Memories

My name is Amanda Palin. I am a sophomore at Elon University. I love to dance (it’s one of my minors), watch football with friends, hang out with my sorority sisters, and raise my voice for advocacy groups and causes close to my heart. I have life-threatening allergies to peanuts and soy.

Food Allergy Advocate Amanda Palin.

My name is Amanda Palin. I am a sophomore at Elon University. I love to dance (it’s one of my minors), watch football with friends, hang out with my sorority sisters, and raise my voice for advocacy groups and causes close to my heart. I have life-threatening allergies to peanuts and soy.

Guest post by food allergy advocate Amanda Palin.

Wheat is a difficult food allergy to manage. While most children with wheat allergy outgrow it by age 12, one in three do not. Many individuals with wheat allergy have severe reaction symptoms. And this rich source of vegetable protein is everywhere – not just as a staple in baked goods and pastas.

A new study published in Pediatrics estimates that about 5.6 million U.S. children – nearly 8 percent – have food allergies, and more than one-third of these children are allergic to multiple foods.

If you didn’t have a chance to participate in FARE’s Sept. 24 webinar, Preschool and Early Childhood Food Allergy Training, you can now listen to the recorded webinar and view the slides on the foodallergy.org website.

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first FARECon featuring Teen Summit, presented by OYWN – Only What You Need. Held Nov. 2-4 near Washington, D.C., this groundbreaking event set records for attendance and was enthusiastically received.

FARE is pleased to report that American Airlines will be changing its policy to allow pre-boarding for passengers with peanut or tree nut allergies, more than a year after FARE filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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