Everyone from the school nurse to the cafeteria staff plays a role in creative a safe place for students with food allergies. Share these resources with your school team to help them understand best practices.
Keeping Students Safe & Included
A free 30-minute online training course designed to help school staff and administrators become better prepared to manage students with food allergies and respond to food allergy emergencies.
Recognizing & Responding to Anaphylaxis
Food allergy is the most common cause of anaphylaxis, although several other allergens—such as insect stings, medications or latex—can be potential triggers. Get prepared to handle anaphylaxis by taking this free 10-minute online course.
How to C.A.R.E.™ for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know
This free, interactive online course teaches educators how to prepare for food allergies and anaphylaxis. It is specifically designed for school personnel—administrators, nurses, teachers and other staff—in the U.S.
CDC Tool Kit for Managing Food Allergies at Schools
This tool kit is intended to help schools implement the recommended policies, practices and procedures found in the CDC national guidelines. It contains downloadable tip sheets, customizable PowerPoints and podcasts for specific school audiences.
Online Food Allergy Tool Kit for School Nurses
FARE worked with the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), the CDC and the National School Boards Association to develop these resources for nurses.
Presentation for Elementary Schools (PDF)
What are food allergies? Who has food allergies? How can you help people with food allergies? This age-appropriate presentation can introduce your child’s classmates to food allergies. Use it in the classroom or as part of a larger school assembly.
Presentation for Middle and High Schools (PDF)
The food allergy awareness presentation above, adapted for teenagers. It addresses the basics of food allergies, symptoms and how to prevent exposure. The slides also walk the audience through a few common real-life scenarios to test “what would you do?”
CDC Guidelines: The Gold Standard for Managing Food Allergies in Schools (Webinar)
This webinar highlights some of the most important aspects of the CDC guidelines. Includes how to develop a Food Allergy Management and Prevention Plan (FAMPP).
Managing Food Allergies in the Early Care Setting (Webinar)
Managing food allergies in preschools can be especially challenging. This presentation addresses how both parents and providers can create a successful learning environment for young children with food allergies. Discusses current research, best practices, CDC recommendations and practical management tips. The webinar also addresses the rights of children with food allergies and applicable laws.
A School Nurse's Perspective on Supporting Students with Food Allergy (Webinar)
Explores the school nurse's role and perspective in caring for students with life-threatening food allergies. The presenter also speaks about her experiences advocating for schools to stock epinephrine for unknown cases of food allergy.
Section 504, Title II, and Ensuring the Protection of K-12 Students With Severe Allergies (Webinar)
How can your school district fulfill its responsibilities to students with severe allergies? This webinar training addresses this at the K-12 level. The expert speaker also answers common questions about providing food allergy accommodations to students.