Resources for Nurses and Staff in Schools and Camps
Featured Content: School Staff Training Module
A 30 minute module to assist the school nurse in training school staff to manage life-threatening allergic reactions and increasing food allergy awareness.Topics include food allergy basics, label reading, common hidden ingredients, cross-contact, recognition of allergic reactions & anaphylaxis, how to give epinephrine, issues in specific
school settings, and the social/psychological impact of food allergies.
Reviewed by national organizations and food allergy/school health experts.
Food Allergy Quiz
This multiple choice exam can help staff test their knowledge after completing the “Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis in School: What School Staff Need to Know” module. A certificate of completion is available to be printed or emailed after passing the exam.
Parents of Kids Without Food Allergies
A 6 minute video on food allergy awareness and understanding for all parents in the school community.
This 4 1/2 minute awareness module is designed for elementary age children without food allergies with the purpose of increasing empathy and support and discouraging bullying.
The management of life threatening allergies in school
The Massachusetts experience is shared driving home the importance of practical guidelines and data collection. This piece also reflects on the ongoing challenges.
Myths vs. Facts: Food Allergies in Schools
Food allergen exposure in the school setting
A reference table that reviews evidence, challenges, and interventions for exposure to food allergens
Food allergy education table
This reference table that highlights teaching points tailored for specific groups – elementary school students, adolescents, families with and without food allergies, and school staff. Links are provided to relevant educational materials.
Additional Resources for Schools and Camps
“Nut-free”? Points to ponder
“Nut-Free”? Attempting to restrict peanuts and tree nuts from certain environments has been one approach used by some schools to help deal with these particular allergies. At times these restrictions can be the center of debate. Understanding the issues that come with nut restriction guidelines or policies require a well thought out approach and an understanding of food allergy management in general; here are some points to ponder.