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School Food Allergy Education Table: Content Tailored to Specific Groups

*All words in blue are links to relevant educational materials

Basic Facts/School Rules Prevention Preparedness Social/Emotional
Elementary School Students
Middle & High School Students

  • As above
  • Reinforce and support school policies based on facts


School Staff
  • As above
  • Role in allergy prevention and emergency plan
  • Frank discussion of allergy related deaths
  • Recognition of 1st time allergic rxns
  • As above
  • Common hidden ingredients
  • Purchasing food items
  • Risks in various school settings (Field trips, classrooms, cafeterias, school bus, etc.)
  • As above
  • Demonstrate administration
  • Regular practice with trainer
  • Comfort with food allergy emergency action plan
  • As above
  • Foster empathetic environment
  • Maintain confidentiality

See NSBA, Federal, State, and/or local guidelines/guidance documents for specific and more detailed recommendations on content of training.


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