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Food Allergy Resources: School & Preschool
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School & Preschool
No matter if it's daycare or college, sending your child off to school is tough for any parent — especially those with food-allergic children. From creating a Section 504 Plan to communicating early on with teachers and school nurses, planning is essential. KFA provides you with the resources your child needs to guarantee a successful (and safe) school year.
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Advance planning and a positive relationship are the keys to success in sending your child off to a new school. Follow these tips for success to ensure a smooth transition.
You must check off your own back to school list—one that involves obtaining a letter from your child's pediatrician or allergist; contacting and meeting with the principal, school nurse and teacher; and creating a school health plan—well before your child's first day at school.
Before they hit the books, make sure your food allergic children are adequately prepared for school this fall by setting up a meeting with their allergist. KFA spoke with pediatric allergist Michael Pistiner, MD about the role of an allergist in back to school preparation.
Follow these tips when evaluating potential caregivers for your food-allergic child.
This guide provides topics to discuss with school personnel regarding your child's food allergies.
Ten tips to ensure a healthy partnership between your child and his school.
Easy-to-implement guidelines so every school can become FoodAllergy Smart™.
Learn how to ease the transition from home to a daycare or school setting.
KFA assisted with the development of these school guidelines for managing food allergies in the state of Pennsylvania.
Allergens don't always hide in the cafeteria—food used in lesson plans may need to be substituted too.
One teacher shares how she worked together with parents of food-allergic students to plan the school year.
A food-allergic teenager discloses how she planned for college. Her advice: prepare early!
Teachers and staff who supervise food-allergic students should receive training on food allergy basics, avoiding allergens, recognizing a reaction and enacting an emergency plan.
This guide offers an overview of how to get started with the school planning process.
A Section 504 Plan provides guidelines for changes in the classroom and other locations to provide a safe education. See samples here!
A mother of a food-allergic child tells how planning and communicating with the school led to success.
Inly is a ground-breaking and successful example of a school that properly accommodates, cares for and protects students with food allergies.