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Back to School with Food Allergies Checklist

Getting ready for school can be overwhelming. FARE has compiled lists of who to talk to, what documents you need and how to best prepare you and your child with food allergies for a confident return to school this year.

Checklist for before school starts: download
Checklist for when school starts: download


Be a PAL® Instructional Program

The Be a PAL® program helps children and teens learn how to Protect A Life by being a good friend to kids with food allergies. Parents, school staff, educators, scout troop leaders, youth group leaders, and coaches can use these resources to present the program to students in grades K-12.

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Toolkit for Food Allergies in the Classroom

Addressing Your Back to School Concerns

Here are resources that address the top three topics that parents from the food allergy community told FARE would help them feel safer sending their kids back to a classroom this fall.


Strict hand washing

Food allergy families know the value of diligent hand washing. Reinforcing the need for soap and water is critical. Download this poster to display in classrooms or common areas to remind children how best to wash their hands, especially before and after touching food.


Routine Cleaning

These approaches to cleaning and disinfecting can help prevent unintentional exposure to food residues and the transfer of food proteins between allergy-causing foods and safe foods. Download a PDF resource with this information in English or Spanish.


10-Min Training Course: Recognizing & Responding to Anaphylaxis

Will you know what to do if a student has an allergic reaction? Take this free 10-minute course to learn more about anaphylaxis, its causes, and the proper emergency responses to keep students safe.


Help Us End Food Allergies – Together

Your generous tax-deductible gift will fund critical research to treat and find long-term solutions for food allergies while providing vital support programs for those who are living with physical and emotional stress. Thank you for propelling the food allergy community toward a brighter tomorrow.

Back-to-School Videos

Students and parents share how they have tackled some of the unique challenges faced by students with food allergies and offer advice to help other families do the same.

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Resources for Parents

Check out these essential resources to help ensure your child’s individual needs, in relation to the evolving school environment, are met.

Resources For Every Age

Kids at preschool

Early Childhood With Food Allergies

Navigate the unique challenge of younger children with food allergies. 

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Children Attending K-12 This Fall

Help your child and the 5.6 million others living with food allergies attend school safely every day.

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Preparing for College

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