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EDUCATION

FARE's Educational Resources

Recommended Practices for Reducing the Risk of Exposure to Food Allergens: A resource included in the CDC guidelines, this document outlines recommended practices and accommodations for the classroom, lunchroom, transportation, school events, and physical education and recess to reduce the risk of exposure to food allergens and keep children with food allergies safe and included.

Laws and Regulations: Learn about the U.S. laws and regulations regarding food allergies, from food labeling to students’ rights.

US Dept of Education Office for Civil Rights

School Access to Epinephrine Map

FARE's Section 504 Information

Is Your School Allergy Ready? How to C.A.R.E.™ for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know, is a FREE interactive online course that provides an anytime, anyplace education solution for school personnel.

FARE's Food Allergy College Program

ILLINOIS

Illinois State Board of Education Guidelines for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies

Deerfield Schools District 109 Food Allergy Management Plan

Hinsdale Dist. 181 Food Allergy Management Plan

Lake Forest School District 67 Food Allergy/Anaphylaxis Procedures

Wilmette School District 39 Resource Guide for Supporting Children with Life-Threatening Allergies

Illinois Emergency Epinephrine Act: Illinois has also passed an Emergency Epinephrine Act which allows any school to voluntarily keep an emergency supply of epinephrine auto-injectors on hand. These school supplied auto-injectors may be used by school staff for any child who has a written plan in place and by school nurses when they assess that a student is having a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Illinois Gov Enacts Law Protecting EpiPen Prescribers

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