FARE Education Network
All schools should be prepared to effectively manage students with food allergies, and FARE has the evidence-based resources to help schools become better prepared to manage this potentially life-threatening disease.
What is the FARE Education Network?
The FARE Education Network is a collaborative of volunteer lay educators who provide schools with evidence-based training/education on practices for keeping students with food allergies safe and included. The goals of the network are to work toward the day when every school has a plan in place with policies and procedures for managing food allergies. And, to share information with school administrators and staff so they are prepared to manage food allergies at school and respond to food allergy emergencies.
Who can be a part of the FARE Education Network?
Anyone. FARE's resources can be downloaded by school nurses, teachers, parents and other health and safety advocates who would like to educate schools about how to help students with food allergies stay safe, supported and included at school.
What resources are available to FARE Education Network presenters?
Food Allergies: Keeping Students Safe and Included
The first initiative of the FARE Education Network has been the development of Food Allergies: Keeping Students Safe and Included, a food allergy training presentation with content intended primarily for school staff and administrators. This presentation is designed to help school personnel learn how to effectively manage students with food allergies and respond to food allergy emergencies.
- Improve understanding of food allergies and anaphylaxis.
- Identify laws that protect individuals with food allergies.
- Identify ways that school staff can create a safer and more inclusive school environment for students with food allergies.
- Learn how to PLAN for, RECOGNIZE and RESPOND to a food allergy reaction.
Are you interested in becoming a FARE Education Network presenter? Complete the form below to be granted access to the following materials that are to be used to help you plan for and deliver an outstanding educational presentation at a school near you.
PowerPoint presentation – provides a foundation for school staff and administrators on food allergy management in schools, including facts and statistics, recognizing and treating anaphylaxis, best practices for safety and tips for inclusion.
Companion Guide – supplemental reference materials to be used in conjunction with the PowerPoint presentation that includes information on accommodations and best practices, preventing and avoiding an allergic reaction, federal laws governing food allergies and additional resources.
Quiz – an optional 20-question true/false quiz based on material covered in the slide presentation that can be used as a pre-test and post-test.
Click here to view a recorded version of this presentation.
The information presented in these materials aligns with the recommended plans, practices, and procedures found in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs. Visit www.foodallergy.org/cdc to download the CDC guidelines.
Click here to submit your contact information and have these materials sent to your inbox.
Help Us Track Your Impact
If you have delivered the Food Allergies: Keeping Students Safe and Included presentation, please take a moment and tell us about your experience. Click here to fill out an online survey.
This presentation is for food allergy education, information and training purposes only. While every effort has been made to ensure the information in this presentation is accurate and up to date for school food allergy management, this presentation is not intended to be a substitute for professional legal advice, medical advice, or diagnosis or treatment, and the information in this presentation does not supersede or replace existing state or federal laws and regulations. Food Allergy Research & Education (“FARE”), its representatives, partners, employees and volunteers cannot guarantee absolute prevention of a food allergy reaction or emergency in your facility and hereby disclaim any and all liability associated with any food allergy reaction on your premises or in conjunction with following the guidelines set forth in this presentation or any advice by FARE.
What to Read Next
Show your support for the food allergy community by helping to dispel these popular myths and misconceptions.