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Food Allergens and Severe Reactions

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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.


Food allergies to foods other than nuts are mild.



Practically any food can cause a reaction.  Life threatening reactions can occur with milk, eggs, wheat and others.



In a 2011 study by Gupta and colleagues, although those with peanut and tree nut allergies were most likely to have a history of severe reactions ( 52.4% and 52.5% respectively), those with shellfish (46.8%), soy (42.6%), finned fish (40.6%), wheat (38%),  milk (31.2%), egg (29.5%) and others also had history of severe reactions. Food allergy policies must take into account that all food allergy must be taken seriously.




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