Proactive Food Allergy Plans
During the school year, children spend most of their day under the supervision of their school and teachers. Developing an allergy awareness safety program could be the difference between life or death to a child suffering from a severe allergic reaction. Educating children at an early age about food allergies and the symptoms associated increases compassion could save lives and play a vital role in preventing food allergy bullying.
Frequently educate and involve the entire classroom in the discussion of the dangers of food allergies.
The best method to teach children about food allergies is to identify their peers that have food allergies. Personalizing food allergy education can lead to long lasting empathy for individuals with special health needs.
Learn how to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reaction to food or an Asthma attack.
Notify substitute teachers and support staff about a child's allergies.
Avoid using food as an incentive or in lesson plans.
Eliminate from the classroom all non-food allergens from pet foods and art supplies.
Speak with the child's parents about an allergy safety plan.
Develop a collective allergy safety plan with the parents, nurses, administrators and the child.
Have older students and staff share their personal experiences with food allergies and Asthma.