Published on Aug 19, 2012 with 0 comment
Does your child suffer from food allergies? The first day of school is just around the corner, so parents of children with food allergies must take extra precautions in preventing the accidental exposure or ingestion of foods that can cause allergic reactions while at school. While most food allergy exposures are accidental, they do happen with some frequency, so teachers and schools administrators need to have specific instruction and the tools (antihistamines and epipens) to treat an allergic reaction.
Kudos to the the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network for providing, free of charge, a critical document called a Food Allergy (Anaphylaxis) Action Plan. This document should be filled out by the parents and physician of every child that has severe food allergies, and presented to the child’s teacher on the first day of school.
Every child’s allergies are different and there will be variations in the aggressiveness of the action plan should a reaction occur. This form allows one’s physician to design a plan based on the child’s previous reactions, degree of allergy, and the potential for a subsequent allergic reaction.
Please click the Allergy Action Plan in order to prepare for the first day of school.
Check out our Food Allergy section for more information regarding food allergies and their treatment.