According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), up to 15 million people in the United States are affected by food allergies, including one in thirteen children. Reactions to food allergies range from mild to severe — to even life threatening. And, in an historic judgment in 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice ruled that food allergies may constitute a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The American Camp Association has gathered together and maintains the following resources to help you understand the laws and plan a safe and healthy camp food service program.
ACA Educational Resources
- Allergies Galore! Managing Allergies Is More Than a Call to 911
- Are Your Campers Picky Eaters?
- Campers with Food Allergies
- Current Challenges in Camp Food Ser vice
- Food Allergies May Constitute a Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Improving Quality of Life for Campers with Food Allergies
- The Big Eight...and Other Culinary Menaces to Camper Society
- Decoding Food Allergies and Special Diets
- Food Requests and Allergies: A Panel Discussion
- Simple Solutions to Food Allergies and Special Diets