Here’s a new checklist to help you help school staff be prepared for this school year
How would you feel if children were allowed to bring half-loaded guns to school? As more than 2.2 million children with food allergies head back to school in coming weeks, many of them face similar dangers. With some of these children, exposure certain foods they are allergic to can elicit a severe life-threatening situation within minutes. Further, many school districts have had to decrease nursing staff considerably. Consequently, many schools are left with untrained staff members to care for the emergent health needs of students. I encourage parents, in cooperation with school staff, to take measures to ensure safety.
Here are some things the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology recommend you consider prior to sending your food allergic child to school. See their website at www.aaaai.org