Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Back to School with Food Allergies Tip #4
It's that time of year again. While you're busy prepping those backpacks for school and updating your child's Fall wardrobe don't forget to prep the school for your child's allergies.
All This Week I'll be highlighting school food allergy management tips:
Tip #4- Be Proactive
So you've got an Emergency Action plan mapped out (tip #1). Allergy meds are all readily available (tip#2).The teachers have been trained(tip#3). Everyone's prepared to react to an allergic emergency. Now, let's talk about preventing allergic accidents .
1- communicate with the school staff before school begins
2- keep the lines of communication going during the year
3- get involved in your child's class (chaperone school trips, room parent etc...)
4- be on the look out for food activities (class birthday parties, cooking projects, art projects)
5- keep classroom well stocked with allergy safe snacks and special treats (for parties)
6- educate classmates about food allergies (education as well as bullying prevention)
Here are some child-friendly resources for educating classmates
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Posted by Tamar Warga at 6:42 PM