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Living with Food Allergies

New to Food Allergies: Where to Start

These resources are designed to help newly-diagnosed patients and families begin their journey from diagnosis to living well with food allergies.

Managing your food allergy is possible. FARE is here to help you live well. 

Learning that you or your loved one has a food allergy can be scary and stressful. It's normal to feel overwhelmed by the required changes to your diet and lifestyle. A food allergy diagnosis is life-altering. There is a lot to learn, and it can be tough to know where to start. It helps to connect to others like you, and also to connect with FARE for ongoing tips, tricks, discussions and educational programs to help you and your family live well. 

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The only way to prevent a food allergy reaction is to avoid the problem food.

Did you know milk can be found in chocolate? Or that egg can often be found in ice cream? Even the smallest amount of a food allergen can cause a severe reaction, so how can you know that what you’re eating is safe? Explore these tips to avoid the top nine food allergens to help you navigate food labels and ingredient lists. 

One in 13 Children

One in 13 children under the age of 18 have one or more food allergies in the U.S.

3 Minutes

Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room in the U.S.

40 Percent

Nearly 40 percent of children with food allergies have experienced a severe or life-threatening reaction.

Find a Support Group in Your Area

No matter where you live, the food allergy community is welcoming. You can learn a lot from people who know what you are going through while they share their experiences, tips and tricks to navigating life with food allergies.

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Resources for Any Age

Learn about safely managing food allergies at every stage of your journey, from infancy through adulthood. Learn how to navigate preschools and childcare settings, K–12 schools, colleges, universities and workplaces. And thrive safely while dining out, socializing, traveling and more.

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Children with Food Allergies

Find the resources you need to help keep your child safe in daycare, school and beyond.

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Teens with Food Allergies

Being a teen means you're one step closer to adulthood. Find resources for conquering college, dating, traveling and more.

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Adults with Food Allergies

Whether you're still in college or you're out in the workforce, FARE has resources to help you succeed.

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Downloadable Resources for Physicians

FARE is focused on improving outcomes and quality of life for the patient and their families, always in tandem with a trained healthcare professional. We have provided a number of resources for you to utilize with your patients, including the order form for the printed FARE Food Allergy Guide.

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