Food Allergy College Search FAQ
How does FARE collect the information shown on a college or university profile?
All the information in a school's profile is supplied directly by a employee of the college or university. As a tool to help schools accurately answer the questions, all schools in FARE Food Allergy College Search must first complete a FARE-provided self-audit of their dining facilities. This audit helps the school evaluate their own dining services and identify areas for improvement.
Why isn't the college or university I am looking for in the FARE Food Allergy College Search?
Joining FARE Food Allergy College Search is voluntary and requires an employee of the college or university to complete a profile for their school. FARE is working hard to get the word out, but we can use your help. If you don't see a school you're interested in learning more about, ask them to join.
How does a college or university sign up for FARE Food Allergy College Search?
To join, an employee of the college or university must complete a FARE-provided self-audit of their dining facilities and complete a school profile. The self-audit is a tool designed to help them answer the questions in the school profile. The school profile contains the questions and answers prospective students see when they visit the site, and addresses food allergies in dining, housing, health and disability services, and emergency response.
What does the FARE College Food Allergy Program Badge mean?
Schools with a FARE College Food Allergy Program badge have agreed to allow a FARE staff member to perform an in-person audit of their dining facilities as part of FARE's pilot college program. During an audit, FARE staff conducts a walk-through and speaks with the school's dining staff about food allergy practices throughout the dining facility. In addition, as part of their participation, the school's disability services offices acknowledges that food allergy may qualify as a disability and agrees to incorporate food allergy into their accommodations process. To learn more about the college program, click here.
Can new schools sign up to receive the FARE College Food Allergy Program badge?
At this time, FARE's pilot program is at maximum capacity. However, new schools are encouraged to sign up for FARE College Food Allergy Search. Not only will signing up provide an opportunity to market their food allergy efforts to potential students, FARE is currently offering free training for new registrants. Get started here.
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