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Laurel Francoeur

Laurel Francoeur graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy. She is also a graduate of Suffolk Law School and has been a practicing lawyer since 1996. She is a support group leader for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and served on their board of directors. She was on the FAI (Food Allergy Initiative) Steering Committee and is now on the FARE Steering Committee.” She has appeared on ABC News talking about her experiences as a parent of a food allergic child. She has drafted legislation in Massachusetts which now gives students easier access to life-saving medication, and Laurel has also testified at the state and federal level about food allergy issues. She is the author of “How to Advocate for Your Food Allergic Child: A Manual for Getting What Your Child Needs at School.” She is also co-founder of Greenlaurel Documents, an online source for food allergy tools including automated health care plans and restaurant cards.  She is also the author of two books: How to Advocate for Your Food Allergic Child & Flying with Food Allergies