Whether away from the classroom for just a few weeks or for 18 long months, students with food allergies face unique safety challenges as they return to in-person learning.
FARE’s Back-to School Resource Hub has solutions to help students of all ages, plus families, teachers, and school staff. Download essential emergency plans, tip sheets, activities, and a checklist for first-time parents that can also help seasoned pros.
You’ll find training, webinars, inspiring stories, anti-bullying strategies, COVID-19-related resources, college advice, and more. With knowledge and preparation, our students can take on the new year safely and with confidence.
FARE’s list of whom to talk to, what documents you need, and how to best prepare you and your child with food allergies for a confident return to school is extremely well done. For example, it lists:
What to Do Before School Starts
Be well-versed in your child’s food allergy.
- The foods he or she must avoid.
- The signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction.
- The ways your child might describe an allergic reaction.
- The correct way to use an epinephrine auto-injector.
- Make sure your child knows what to do if he or she experiences an allergic reaction.
Schedule an appointment with your child’s pediatrician or allergist.
- Check your child’s medication supply and expiration dates.
- Get a prescription for any medications you may need (e.g., for school, self-carry, home).
- Check that you have the correct strength of epinephrine auto-injector for your child’s weight.
- Have the medical provider fill out any required school