Ep. 43 Selecting A College Despite Your Food Allergy

Food Allergy

College and a Food Allergy

Do you have a food allergy? The prevalence of people with a food allergy is more than you think – to the tune of 15 million in the United States.

Today’s episode is with Dr. Monica Randall an expert who specializes in assisting students in getting into college, navigating the college admissions process particularly those with some type of allergy/sensitivity to certain foods.  She talks about 8  major foods that can cause allergy symptoms.

May is Food Allergy Action Month.  You can find more information about activities this month on the FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) website.  The Empire State Building was lit in teal on May 8th in honor of Food Allergy Awareness.

Dr. Randall’s tips on how to find the “BEST FIT” college:

  • Academic fit
  • Socially fit
  • Financial fit
  • Health fit

If you are putting together your college list, where do you start? Dr. Randall suggests that you contact the school directly or look on their website:

  1. Contact the colleges’ Disability Services or Student Services department
  2. Find out what is the schools food allergy policy
  3. Get to know the dietician & visit the school

Links to contact Dr. Monica Randall:

Facebook

Twitter – @bridge2colleges

Bridge2Colleges.com

AllergyFriendlyColleges.com

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