Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has launched the Be a PAL® education program to teach children to Protect A Life by being a good friend to kids with food allergies.
Parents, teachers, scout troop leaders, youth group leaders, or coaches can use FARE’s resources to present the program in English or Spanish.
The program includes multiple resources, including:
Be a PAL Poster
Available in 8.5×11 format for free download in English and Spanish, this poster can be printed and posted in schools, community centers, libraries, or classrooms to help reinforce the messages of the program.
Be a PAL Handout
This one-page handout for children explains what it means to have a food allergy and how they can be a good friend to kids who are managing food allergies. Available for download in English and Spanish.
Be a PAL Instruction Sheet for Presenter
Be a PAL Presentation Guide
Be a PAL Certificate
This certificate can be printed and handed out to children who participate in the program and thank them for learning how to Be a PAL to their friends with food allergies. Available for download in English and Spanish.
“The Different Ways that People Eat” Activity Sheet
This coloring sheet can be used to help children understand that there are many ways that people eat and that we all should eat the foods that make us happy and healthy. Download the activity sheet.
Be a PAL Bookmarks
Food Allergy Awareness Presentation – Elementary
This presentation uses the Be a PAL characters to teach elementary children food allergy awareness by covering topics such what food allergy is, who can have food allergies, and how you can help people with food allergy.
Food Allergy Awareness Presentation – Teens
This presentation can be used to increase food allergy awareness in teens by covering topics such what food allergy is, who can have food allergies, and how you can help people with food allergy.
We encourage all K-12 educators and administrators to incorporate the Be a PAL program into their initiatives for the coming school year and urge parents to contact their children’s schools to introduce them to the program.