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It’s that time of year again! The 2014 Holiday Edition of the Safe Snack Guide has arrived just in time for your Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s Celebrations! This edition features a full page dedicated to peanut, tree nut and egg-free holiday-themed goodies to help you celebrate while accommodating those with life-threatening food allergies.
By restricting foods served at your classroom celebrations and holiday parties to products listed in the Guide, you avoid introducing these allergens which can cause contact reactions in children allergic to them. This is a great way of accommodating – not excluding – children with severe allergies to these foods. (We stress that the parents must always be the final arbiters of food given to a child with food allergies!)
If you have a young child with food allergies, then you must know – or get to know – Kyle Dine. Kyle’s ability to convey a message of empowerment through song and entertainment is legendary within the food allergy and celiac communities.
Now Kyle wants to take that message to schools nationwide with a series of videos targeted at specific grade levels. But to do so, he needs your help to raise the requisite funds.
As the start of the school year approaches, we receive many inquiries about the Safe Snack Guide from parents, teachers, school nurses and PTA organizations as they search for solutions to help implement nut-free classroom policies.
Here follows a collection of the most frequently asked questions complete with answers.
Kids with Food Allergies (KFA) sponsored an informative webinar on January 14 entitled “Food Allergy School Health Plans: 504 vs IHCP”. Presented by Laurel Francoeur, Esq, who served on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (the parent foundation of the KFA), the webinar is now available as a free one hour video on KFA’s site.
Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has published an update to their emergency action plan template entitled: “Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan”. The template is used by parents to provide a plan of action and authorize others to administer medications should their child suffer an allergic reaction.
We’ve received many requests for notice flyers to help schools enforce their respective allergen exclusion policies and we’re more than happy to help.
When Lisa Rutter’s son Evan was diagnosed with allergies to peanuts and tree nuts at age 3, she was faced with the usual questions, chief among them, “How do I keep my boy safe?”
We’re pleased to announce the publication of a new book geared toward teaching young children about food allergies. Nurse Teddy Bear Learns About Food Allergies by Ann Lempert Deutsch, RN, MSN, NJCSN, walks a young child through her first day at school introducing important concepts that children and parents need to know.
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