Food Allergies and Back to School

It is almost time for back to school which means shopping for school supplies, backpacks and…epi-pens? What? For those of you with food-allergic children, it is a reminder to review your school food allergy management plan and be sure you are up to date with medicine as well stock up on safe snacks for your child at school.

Food Allergy Kids of Atlanta is a new non-profit created to support families who manage food allergies, educate those who care for our children, and create a safer environment in the local area for food allergic individuals.

Kids with Food Allergies is a great resource. There is a back to school checklist and lots of other guides to help you plan for your child’s start of school. Here is a great article on Education.com “Advocating for your Child with Food Allergies at School.”

Another resource: “Back to School: Tips for your Food Allergic Child” from Living Without Magazine. Here is a back to school toolkit from FAAN.

I printed out 8.5 x11 posters and my daycare laminated them and put them in the classrooms.

Nut and peanut allergies – printables: food list to avoid, posters. Egg allergy – printables: foods to avoid

Allergic Reactions Instructions Sheet

Arm yourself with information and help your school or daycare better understand food allergies.

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Posted on August 2, 2010, in food allergy, peanut free snack ideas allergy classroom birthday and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. A large, well maintained list of peanut, tree nut, egg and sesame seed free snacks can be found at SnackSafely.com. The list is used by schools, organizations, clubs and religious programs as their “approved” snack list. The list includes a disclaimer warning parents and caregivers to always check the label before giving a snack to a child with food allergies.

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