Food Allergies K-12: Your Rights and Responsibilities
Examine the rights and responsibilities that parents and schools have when it comes to children with food allergies in grades K-12.
Have you wondered what your rights are as a person managing food allergy? Or what your responsibilities are when serving the food allergy community? Join us for the first webinar in FARE’s free six-part webinar series on patient rights to examine the rights and responsibilities that parents and schools have when it comes to children with food allergies in grades K-12. Hear practical advice on navigating the system, and learn how children with food allergies face unique challenges posed by COVID-19.
About the Speaker
Laurel Francoeur, Owner/Managing Partner, Francoeur Law Office
Laurel Francoeur graduated from M.I.T. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. She is a graduate of Suffolk Law School and has been a practicing lawyer since 1996. Her practice focuses on food allergy issues. She is a national speaker on the topic of food allergy and the law. She drafted legislation in Massachusetts to allow easy access to epinephrine for students in classrooms and has testified at the state and federal level about food allergy issues. She has also worked with the Mass. Department of Public Health on food allergy guidelines for restaurants. In 2019, Laurel was named a “Top Woman In Law” in Massachusetts. She is the author of “Flying With Food Allergies” and co-author of “The Preschool Food Allergy Handbook,” which serves as an official reference for preschools in New York City. She has a 21-year old son with multiple food allergies.