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Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease.  (The school has a mandatory meal...
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Accommodating Food Allergies in the Workplace

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"Once an employee establishes that he or she suffers from a food allergy, which is considered a disability under current federal law, the employer is obligated to engage in an "interactive process" with the employee to discuss whether there is a...
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Adult Peanut Allergies Present Workplace Challenges

Kids With Food Allergies ·
What happens when children with food allergies grow up and enter the work force?  About 1 percent of adults have peanut allergy and the numbers are growing. In 2008, the Americans With  Disabilities Act expanded to include food allergy...
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Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
"The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac disease and other...
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Iowa Court Rules Food Allergy a Disability

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Iowa Court of Appeals recently ruled that a child's food allergy is a disability protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ruling will affect schools, child care centers, day camps, and other recreational programs for...
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Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Summer camp takes many forms: private day camps, sleep away camps, city recreation camps, or camps that focus on sports or art.   Many children enjoy and take part each year. For parents of children with food allergies, it is often another hurdle...
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Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
People with food allergies can have a hard time eating at restaurants. Sometimes, you can’t avoid a restaurant where it’s difficult to order a safe meal. Three attorneys from the Allergy Law Project answer the question: can a person with allergies bring outside food into a restaurant if a safe meal is not available? Unfortunately, there is not a lot of legal guidance on this specific issue.
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Re: Can You Bring Outside Food to Restaurants If You Have a Food Allergy?

AllergieMommie ·
My son is 9. We don't eat at restaurants very often. We have found the very few that he seems to do well with. One being our local Mexican restaurant. Fast food restaurants are pretty much out of the question. The Mexican place(s) is very accommodating to him so far as making his food without the tortilla or shell. (He always orders taco w/o shell - he is allergic to corn/hard shell, wheat/soft shell) Since he is allergic to corn, that leaves their chips out too. They have always been very...
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Re: Camps Must Accommodate Children with Food Allergies

LSK ·
Very helpful! There are some camps that I'm planning on sending this info.
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Re: Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

Gloria ·
Another example of the good government can do!
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Re: Department of Justice Tells University to Accommodate Food Allergies

songspinner ·
Wow. It was such a huge deal when I went to college and the UC campus I chose made it very very difficult and in fact actively discriminated against me. This makes me feel better about my daughter's college possibities.
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Re: Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Fatwally ·
I think requiring restaurants to server allergy food is goings to far. it's a different category from schools. People do not have eat in restaurants. The way children are required to attends school. Sorry, but this is going too far.
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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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Court Ruling Favors People With Food Allergies, Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease

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J.D.'s family sued Colonial Williamsburg based on discrimination against someone with a disability. On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit ruled in favor of J.D. and his family. This ruling impacts people with food allergies, celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Allowing people to bring in safe food into a public place may be a necessary and reasonable accommodation. Food allergies are a disability under that Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Understanding What J.D. v. Williamsburg Means for People With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
On May 31, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Fourth Circuit ruled on a case important to the food allergy community – J.D. v. Williamsburg. J.D.'s family sued Colonial Williamsburg, saying they discriminated against someone with a disability when they didn’t let him eat his safe lunch in their restaurant while on a class trip. What does this mean for people with food allergies?
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