MANAGING FOOD ALLERGIES AT SCHOOL A workshop for parents and professionals
Did you know...?
A food allergy is an immune system reaction to a food.
Between one and three per cent of all school children have food allergies.
The population of children with food allergies and special diet and nutrition issues is growing.
The allergic reaction can range from mild to life-threatening.
Students with food allergies depend on school staff and parents to work together to ensure that they have a safe and successful school experience.
Risk reduction is most successful when everyone is equally committed to building trust and understanding among all those who share responsibility for a child.
The more you know, the less you worry.
Food Allergies and Adverse Food Reactions Anaphylaxis: Signs and Symptoms Precautions and Risk Reduction Roles and Responsibilities: The physician, school nurse, teachers, and other school staff Medication Administration Emergency Planning Making it easy to do the right thing.
Clarifying Responsibilities, Risks and Liability Issues Developing the Individualized Health Plan Staff Training and Documentation Guidelines Peer Education/Victimization Issues Links to Wellness Policies Comprehensive School Health Education Safe Foods and Avoidance Plans Food Handling Guidelines, Modifications and Accommodations Model Programs and Manuals: Pre-K through Grade 12
The world endures solely by virtue of the breath of school children. (Talmud)