Managing Food Allergies at School
Education, communication and cooperation are the keys to managing food allergies at school. FARE offers a variety of helpful resources and materials to help you or your child have a safer experience at school. By working as a team with the school personnel, other parents, and your physician, you can ensure that your child has a safe and rewarding experience.
Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan
This document should be on file for every student with food allergies. It outlines treatment recommended treatment in case of an allergic reaction, includes emergency contact numbers and is signed by the student’s physician.
Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting: Guidance for Parents
Created to help parents send their children with food allergies off to school, this resource addresses key issues, from providing information and medication to the school to coping with bullying. This document is the result of a collaboration between FARE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other organizations.
School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies
These guidelines define the responsibilities of the family, the school, and the student who has food allergies. Developed by a consortium of professional associations and food allergy experts, this document provides the foundation for creating an effective food allergy management plan at school.
A food allergy may be considered a disability under federal laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Field Trip Tips
Tips for parents and educators chaperoning school field trips on how to have a fun and safe event.
Tips for Parents & Educators
FARE and its partners have developed a number of resources specifically for educators and school personnel. Talk to your school about reviewing and implementing one of the programs below, and ask them to visit our Resources For Schools page.
How to C.A.R.E. ™ for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know
This free online interactive course teaches educators how to prepare for food allergy and anaphylaxis. It is specifically designed for school personnel – administrators, nurses, teachers, and other staff – in the United States.
Online Food Allergy Toolkit for School Nurses
FARE has worked with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the Centers for Disease Control, and the National School Boards Association to develop resources for food allergy and anaphylaxis management in the school setting.
Managing Students with Food Allergies During a Shelter-in-Place Emergency
School districts and schools across the country, along with the federal government, are developing emergency plans in the event of an occurrence that would shelter children and staff in place rather than evacuating them. This document explains how these plans can meet the special needs of students with medical conditions, including food allergy.
School Resources for Purchase
The school resources below are available for purchase from FARE at our e-store.
School Food Allergy Program
FARE’s School Food Allergy Program is a comprehensive multimedia educational resource that includes our Safe@School training presentation component. It’s an essential tool for schools that are developing a food allergy management policy. To purchase this program, please visit our e-store.
FARE’s Safe@School program provides resources for school nurses or administrators to conduct in-service training about food allergies and anaphylaxis. Making a presentation about food allergies in schools will also be simplified with the use of this CD, which also provides talking points for presenters. To purchase this program, please visit our e-store.
You can find additional tools, information and resources for schools on our Resources for Schools page.