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Resources and tools for post-secondary institutions, students, and families.

Below you will find resources and tools for post-secondary institutions, students, and families. Please take a moment at the bottom of this section to provide us with your feedback or questions about this guide.

For post-secondary institutions

  • The food allergy management quiz – Take our short quiz to see how your campus is doing in terms of food allergy management.
  • Webinar: Food allergy, anaphylaxis, and stock epinephrine in foodservice settings – This webinar focuses on food allergy along with the benefits and consideration for having stock epinephrine in public settings, particularly foodservice settings. The webinar is presented by Dr. Susan Waserman, Allergist and Clinical Immunologist, and Bethan Dinning, Lawyer. Watch the webinar.
  • Allergen training for the foodservice industry – Food Allergy Canada, in collaboration with TrainCan Inc., has developed the Allergen Training Basics for the Foodservice and Food Retail Industry to educate foodservice managers and front line staff on how to prepare and serve food that is safe for individuals with food allergies. Sign-up for the course today!
  • Think F.A.S.T. poster – This poster provides general awareness/steps of what to do in case of an allergic reaction.
  • Campus awareness posters – What is food allergy, anaphylaxis/signs symptoms, and 5 emergency steps. More posters coming soon!
  • Anaphylaxis 101 video – Share this 2-minute video with students, it provides a quick overview of anaphylaxis, including causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Foodservice tent cards – Used to invite disclosure from students. Coming soon!
  • Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan form – A form for students with severe allergies.
  • AllergyAware.ca – Free 30-minute online training courses to learn the basics of anaphylaxis, ways to reduce risks in various settings, and the recommended emergency treatment.

For students and families

  • Webinar: Managing food allergies in college/university – Watch our webinar on how to navigate post-secondary school and live safely on campus with food allergies. The webinar is hosted by a panel of youth with food allergies who currently attend post-secondary school. Watch the webinar.
  • Blog: Top 10 tips for going to university/college with food allergiesRead this article from our Adult blog.
  • Checklist to determine if a campus is allergy-friendly. Coming soon!
  • How to start a student food allergy club. Coming soon!
  • Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan form – A form for students with severe allergies.
  • AllergyAware.ca – Free 30-minute online training courses to learn the basics of anaphylaxis, ways to reduce risks in various settings, and the recommended emergency treatment.

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