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Have you tried the new SPOKIN APP
Spokin is a mobile app built to help people managing food allergies access the most useful and timely information available with just a few taps on their phone. Imagine an app that does that work for you to find food allergy friendly restaurants, summer camps, hotels, etc. Created by Susie Hultquist ( and her team, Spokin is seeking people managing food allergies to sign up and share their personal recommendations of favorite doctors, restaurants, hotels, cruise lines, recipes and more.
SAVE THE DATE! May 11, 2018
Keynote, ticket, and sponsor information coming soon! Luncheon Co-Chairs: Denise Bunning, Linda Levinson Friend, and Karin Teglia. For more information, contact Dana Morris at 847-260-9724 or
FARE is very proud to introduce a new annual event: “FARECon featuring Teen Summit”, which will be held Nov. 2-4, 2018, in Washington, DC. This event will combine the best of our Annual Conference and our very popular Teen Summit into a marquee, one-of-a-kind event that serves people of all ages who are managing food allergies. The decision to combine the events was championed by the Executive Committee earlier this year and we believe that the newly combined event will provide greater opportunities for community networking and learning, volunteer engagement and corporate sponsorship moving forward.
The FASE (Food Allergy Support and Education) program at Lurie Children’s Hospital hosts monthly Essentials of Food Allergy Workshops as well as Topic-based Workshops on issues such as back to school, traveling, parental anxiety, holiday preparation, current food allergy research and more.  They also host Kids’ Food Allergy Hangouts for patients and friends of Lurie Children's that give children with food allergy opportunities to be with other children who share their experiences. The FASE Program is led by Sarah Boudreau-Romano, MD, allergist and food allergy mom.  To sign up for the Workshops or the Hangouts, please register here.  


Have you viewed the DISCOVERY CHANNEL documentary, "An Emerging Epidemic:  Food Allergies in America"?  FARE is thrilled to have partnered with the Discovery Channel to produce this important documentary, featuring our very own Anne Thompson, her son Andrew, and Dr. Ruchi Gupta, that explores what it is like to live with life-threatening food allergies, how families and individuals managing food allergies are working to raise awareness in their communities, and the vital research underway to find effective treatments and a cure. The hour-long documentary profiles several individuals and families managing food allergies and includes interviews with leading allergists. The program was supported through an educational grant from FARE and others.  View it here.


How Related are Food Allergies to Other Allergies?  View the cross-reactivity chart here.



Written by Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, and Denise Bunning, you'll want multiple copies of this book to share with friends and family!

As daunting as food allergies might seem, researchers are making breakthroughs every day as they continue to search for cures. Written by a pediatrician and medical researcher who is also the mother of a child with food allergy, Dr. Ruchi S. Gupta’s The Food Allergy Experience will prove a trusted guide and reference supplying information and support for anyone seeking to help children with food allergies thoroughly enjoy life and develop to their full potential.  Get your copy at a MOCHA meeting or at

Dr. Gupta has been featured in several media appearances, and Denise Bunning has been featured in North Shore Magazine.


  • IS YOUR SCHOOL ALLERGY-READY? How to C.A.R.E. for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know is an interactive online course that provides an any time, any place education solution for school personnel. Developed in partnership with leading organizations and critically evaluated by health professionals and educators, this innovative course is designed to help Boards of Education and school personnel prevent and manage emergency situations. Check it out at