Getting Started at School

Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) offers a variety of resources and materials to help parents proactively manage their children’s food allergies at school.

By working with school personnel, other parents and your physician, you can make sure your child has a safe and rewarding experience during the school day. FARE offers a variety of resources and materials to help.

Parent's Checklist for School

Sending your child with life-threatening food allergies off to school can feel overwhelming. This checklist addresses key steps for managing food allergies at school. When you’re ready, you can read our full guidance for parents. This resource is a collaboration between FARE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations.

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

Led by a staff expert, this training for parents goes over everything from Section 504 plans to CDC recommended practices.

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

This document should be on file for every student with food allergies. Signed by your child’s physician, it outlines symptoms of an allergic reaction and recommended treatment. It also includes emergency contact numbers.

Talking to Children about Their Food Allergies

You can help your child understand what it means to have a food allergy and how to stay safe. This is a skill that will serve him or her well in the future.

A Letter from FARE to School Leaders
This message from FARE staff provides an overview of the CDC’s 2013 national guidelines for managing food allergies in the school setting. Download and send to your school.