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Camps.AllergyHome.org provides practical teaching tools to those who care for campers with food allergies. Our mission is to bring food allergy awareness and education to your camp community.

Management of Food Allergies in Camps – What Staff Need to Know (1.0 CEC)Management of Food Allergies in Camps – What Staff Need to Know (1.0 CEC)

A training module presented by a pediatric allergist who is a nationally recognized food allergy educator. This education module reviews key principles in food allergy management that are relevant to all camps. Participants learn how to prevent accidental exposures to food allergens tailored to specific camp settings. The module also reviews critical skills in food allergy management such as reading labels, preventing cross contact, and appropriate use of EpiPen. With increased awareness, staff will be better equipped to deal with food allergies, keeping campers with food allergies safe.



Competency Test: Assess Food Allergy Awareness QuizCompetency Test: Assess Food Allergy Awareness Quiz

This multiple choice exam can be used to assess food allergy awareness in staff after completion of “Management of Food Allergies in Camp: What Staff Need to Know.” It is designed to increase food allergy awareness while reviewing some skills important for managing food allergies. These questions address some common myths that can sometimes make things seem scarier than they are.

After completion of the education module and the competency exam, ACA members can earn 1.0 ACA CEC


What are Food Allergies? Explaining to Kids What it Means to Live with a Food AllergyWhat are Food Allergies? Explaining to Kids What it Means to Live with a Food Allergy

This 4 ½ minute slide show teaches young children without food allergies why kids with food allergies need to do things a bit differently. It is designed to increase understanding, encourage children to support their peers, and discourage bullying. This resource can be used by nurses and camps staff as well as a tool to introduce families in the camp community to the basic concepts of food allergies.


These Resources below are also included in the full “Management of Food Allergies in Camp” Module:

How to Use an EpiPenHow to Use an EpiPen

Brief slideshow with audio reviewing how to use an EpiPen



How to Read an Ingredient Label for Food AllergensHow to Read an Ingredient Label for Food Allergens

Brief slideshow with audio on how to read an ingredient label, and reviews the Food Allergy Labeling Law in the US


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