School-wide food allergy awareness can create communities of support. With an aware and educated school community kids with food allergies can be happy and safe. These tools and resources are designed to assist school nurses or their designees in school wide food allergy education and in the implementation of the new CDC Food Allergy Guidelines.


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Staff Training: Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis in School – What School Staff Need to KnowStaff Training: Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis in School – What School Staff Need to Know

This 30 minute module is designed to assist the school nurse in staff training of management of life-threatening allergic reactions and increase food allergy awareness for all school staff including teachers, food service personnel, administrators, aides, specialists, coaches, bus drivers, custodians and others.

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.

UPDATED OCT 2013: Staff training module has been reviewed and updated to be consistent with CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs


Addressing Challenges to Food Allergy Education and Management in SchoolsAddressing Challenges to Food Allergy Education and Management in Schools

School nurses can face challenges in implementing food allergy policy. Learn more about potential solutions and helpful resources.



Free Food Allergy Awareness PostersFree Food Allergy Awareness Posters

We use pop-culture and humor to help raise food allergy awareness in the school community. Teach.AllergyHome.org is a collection of over thirty posters with explanations and teaching points great for posting in schools and using in lesson plans. All of the posters can be downloaded for free as a color pdf to print out as 8 1/2″ x 11.″ size



The Management of Life Threatening Allergies in School: Lessons Learned from MassachusettsThe Management of Life Threatening Allergies in School: Lessons Learned from Massachusetts

This piece drives home the importance of practical, well-thought out guidelines and data collection of mandated reporting of epinephrine administrations. The Massachusetts experience including the summary of recent data and ongoing challenges is shared.



Food Allergen Exposure in the School SettingFood Allergen Exposure in the School Setting

A handy reference table that reviews evidence, challenges, and interventions for exposure to food allergens



Food Allergy Education TableFood Allergy Education Table

Handy 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.


Supplemental Food Allergy Education Resources
Internet Resources for School NursesInternet Resources for School Nurses

List of helpful internet resources offered by food allergy organizations, governmental agencies, and other trusted sources.



Internet Tools to Help School Nurses Educate Faculty and StaffInternet Tools to Help School Nurses Educate Faculty and Staff

Short list of helpful internet resources that can aid in staff training.



School Food Allergy Notification LetterSchool Food Allergy Notification Letter

A template letter to send to the school community notifying about food allergy policies for the school.

Staff Training: Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis in School – What School Staff Need to KnowStaff Training: Food Allergies & Anaphylaxis in School – What School Staff Need to Know

This 30 minute module is designed to assist the school nurse in staff training of management of life-threatening allergic reactions and increase food allergy awareness for all school staff including teachers, food service personnel, administrators, aides, specialists, coaches, bus drivers, custodians and others.

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.
UPDATED OCT 2013: Staff training module has been reviewed and updated to be consistent with CDC’s Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs
Food Allergy QuizFood Allergy Quiz

This multiple choice exam can be used to follow-up on staff after completion of “Management of Food Allergies in School: What School Staff Need to Know.” A certificate of completion is available to be printed or emailed after passing the exam.

 


Anaphylaxis: What School Staff Need to Know Written supplemental material that supports the above training module. This is designed to reinforce key principles in the management and recognition of anaphylaxis by school staff.

Cross Contact with Food AllergensCross Contact with Food Allergens



Reading Labels for Food AllergensReading Labels for Food Allergens



Free Food Allergy Awareness PostersFree Food Allergy Awareness Posters

We use pop-culture and humor to help raise food allergy awareness in the school community. Teach.AllergyHome.org is a collection of over thirty posters with explanations and teaching points great for posting in schools and using in lesson plans. All of the posters can be downloaded for free as a color pdf to print out as 8 1/2″ x 11.″ size



Food Allergen Exposure in the School SettingFood Allergen Exposure in the School Setting

A handy reference table that reviews evidence, challenges, and interventions for exposure to food allergens



Food Allergy Education TableFood Allergy Education Table

Handy 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.



School Food Allergy Notification LetterSchool Food Allergy Notification Letter

A template letter to send to the school community notifying about food allergy policies for the school.



Internet Resources for School StaffInternet Resources for School Staff

List of online educational aids to help teach staff about food allergy management.


Food Allergy Awareness for Parents of Children WITHOUT Food AllergiesFood Allergy Awareness for Parents of Children WITHOUT Food Allergies

This 6 minute slideshow with audio is created to increase food allergy awareness in all parents in the school community. It highlights basic facts about food allergies and the constant need for prevention and preparedness. The presentation is designed to help foster an understanding and supportive community.


Living Confidently with Food Allergy HandbookLiving Confidently with Food Allergy Handbook

A free, easy to use, handbook designed to give parents the tools to keep their children with food allergies safe and happy while addressing their emotional needs. This fact based guide was reviewed by internationally recognized food allergy experts. This American and Canadian collaboration was lead by Anaphylaxis Canada and is available online and in PDF.



Food Allergy Tips for PTA LeadersFood Allergy Tips for PTA Leaders

This one page handout helps PTA leaders pass food allergy awareness tips along to other parents in the school community.



Free Food Allergy Awareness PostersFree Food Allergy Awareness Posters

We use pop-culture and humor to help raise food allergy awareness in the school community. Teach.AllergyHome.org is a collection of over thirty posters with explanations and teaching points great for discussing with your kids. All of the posters can be downloaded for free as a color pdf to print out as 8 1/2″ x 11.″ size



Food Allergy Education TableFood Allergy Education Table

Handy 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.


Food Allergies in School: For Parents of Children with Food AllergiesFood Allergies in School: For Parents of Children with Food Allergies

A free hour-long, archived webinar hosted by Kids With Food Allergies Foundation. This webinar covers issues regarding: 1) Food allergy and safety in the school setting, 2) Universal food allergy management strategies (preventing accidental exposures and preparing for allergy emergencies), 3) Applying food allergy management strategies to the school setting, 4) Partnering with your school community.



Supplemental Food Allergy Education Resouces
Internet Resources to Help Families Manage Food Allergies in SchoolsInternet Resources to Help Families Manage Food Allergies in Schools

Compilation of online resources that can help families manage food allergies in schools. A comprehensive list from major food allergy organizations that provides practical management tips and information about food allergy guidance documents



Food Allergy Drop-off & Babysitting FormFood Allergy Drop-off & Babysitting Form

Guide to review key food allergy management principles and to inform other caretakers about your child’s specific food allergies. Handy reference for playdates, birthday parties, and other drop-off situations. Created in collaboration with Kids with Food Allergies.



Food Allergy Advocacy by StateFood Allergy Advocacy by State

A map indicating which states have school guidelines, laws addressing stock epinephrine, and mandated reporting of epinephrine administration in schools.



Test Your Food Allergy Knowledge: Do You Know Answers to These Common Food Allergy Questions?Test Your Food Allergy Knowledge: Do You Know Answers to These Common Food Allergy Questions?

Nine interactive True/False questions that are 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.



How to Prevent Food Allergy ReactionsHow to Prevent Food Allergy Reactions

This 8 minute slideshow with audio outlines strategies to avoid exposure to food allergens in and out of the school setting. The presentation discusses the importance of label reading and avoiding hidden allergens and cross-contact.



How to Prepare for Food Allergy ReactionsHow to Prepare for Food Allergy Reactions

This 6 minute slideshow with audio discusses the importance of being prepared to recognize and treat severe allergic reactions.



How to Read an Ingredient Label for Food AllergiesHow to Read an Ingredient Label for Food Allergies

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



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 elementary school age 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 classmates, and discourage bullying. This resource can be used by school nurses and teachers in the classroom as well as a tool to introduce families in the school community to the basic concepts of food allergies.


Free Food Allergy Awareness PostersFree Food Allergy Awareness Posters

We use pop-culture and humor to help raise food allergy awareness in the school community. Teach.AllergyHome.org is a collection of over thirty posters with explanations and teaching points great for posting in schools and using in lesson plans. All of the posters can be downloaded for free as a color pdf to print out as 8 1/2″ x 11.″ size



Test Your Food Allergy Knowledge: Do You Know Answers to These Common Food Allergy Questions?Test Your Food Allergy Knowledge: Do You Know Answers to These Common Food Allergy Questions?

Nine interactive True/False questions that are 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. This may be helpful for teenagers.


Basic Food Allergy Skills for Kids Coloring PageBasic Food Allergy Skills for Kids Coloring Page

This coloring page from Everday Cool with Food Allergies is designed to teach pre-school and early school-aged children basic age-appropriate food allergy management skills such as eating safe foods, handwashing, no sharing, alerting grownups, expressing feelings, etc.



Food Allergy Education TableFood Allergy Education Table

Handy 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.




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