Bringing food allergy management and awareness to your community

Outside Food

Outside foods and baked items can be a source of hidden allergens and cross contact.  They can pose a risk for children with food allergies. Celebrations and activities that involve outside foods have at times can result in the isolation and exclusion of children with food allergies.



Encourage non-food celebrations. In some schools all celebrations and birthdays are celebrated on a single day of each month and allow only packaged items with labels. Educate all parents and students about the potential dangers of these items for anyone with a food allergy.  This education can be coupled with wellness policies that encourage non-food rewards and healthier celebrations.



Letter to School Community

Awareness Module for Parents

Food Allergy Tips For PTA Leaders

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