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Colleges go all in for food allergy safety

Higher ed institutions can participate in the Food Allergy Research & Education’s College Food Allergy Program
University Business, April 2017

Colleges and universities taking extra care to improve the safety and quality of life for students with food allergies can participate in the Food Allergy Research & Education’s College Food Allergy Program, which launched in 2014.

In 2015, FARE chose 12 colleges nationwide to participate in a pilot program, and in 2016 the organization announced the expansion of the program to 23 additional institutions.

One of the overall goals is improving access for potential students and parents to information about food allergy accommodation efforts at colleges and universities.

To that end, FARE is expected this spring to launch a free database for colleges to have the option to indicate how they accommodate students with food allergies and celiac disease. For more information, see FARE’s College Food Allergy Program.

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