Looking for resources to share with your dining services staff about food allergies and assisting students who have food allergies? The Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) website is an informative site, full of resources.
FARE’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and to provide them hope through the promise of new treatments. FARE encourages and funds research in both industry and academia that promises new therapies to improve the allergic condition.
The FARE College Food Allergy Program
FARE launched the College Food Allergy Program in January 2014 with the goal of developing a comprehensive program to improve the safety and quality of life for college students with food allergies. The program offers resources for students and parents, as well as colleges and universities. To learn more about the FARE College Food Allergy Program, visit https://www.foodallergy.org/education-awareness/community-resources/college-and-university-staff
In addition to information about the college food allergy program, there are also resources for conducting a dining services self-audit, and access to the landmark case, U.S. Department of Justice Agreement with Lesley University which set important precedent for the rights of students with food allergies and celiac disease in a higher education setting.
The site is indeed worth exploring and sharing with your institution’s dining services, students and others.