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kfa webinar

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.

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NJ State house

Yesterday, New Jersey’s stock epinephrine bill, designated A2734, passed the Assembly by a vote of 73-0 with 6 abstentions. The bill was subsequently sent to the Senate (where it is designated S2109) and referred to the Senate Education Committee.

New Jersey has already enacted legislation that provides for the storage and administration of prescribed epinephrine to children with diagnosed allergies. This bill would extend those provisions to:

  • Mandate epinephrine auto-injectors be stocked at all NJ schools, public and private, for use with any child suspected to be suffering anaphylaxis;
  • Train individuals in addition to the school nurse to administer epinephrine;
  • Extend immunity from liability beyond school employees acting in good faith to the physicians that prescribe stock epinephrine to schools.

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New Year Baby Teacher

Are you a teacher responsible for a child with severe allergies? Make these New Year’s resolutions, share them with your colleagues, and have a safe and inclusive New Year!

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Take 2 Rosie

Make no mistake about it… you are on the front lines of a war against anaphylaxis if you or your child have a severe food allergy. Don’t leave your only effective, life-saving weapon at home – because anaphylaxis takes no prisoners!

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MI Bill Signing

On Tuesday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed bills into law paving the way for epinephrine auto-injectors to be stocked at public schools throughout the state beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

Taken together, House Bills 4352 and 4353 provide for the following:

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NoNoNo School

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CDCGuidelinesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published comprehensive guidelines for the management of food allergies in schools. The document, entitled “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies In Schools and Early Care and Education Programs“, provides practical information and strategies for use in conjunction and compliance with federal laws and regulations.

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Nut Free Classroom Flyer
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.

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Natalie Giorgi

This is an update to our previous story regarding the tragic death of 13-year-old Natalie Giorgi, who accidentally ingested a treat containing peanut butter and suffered a fatal bout of anaphylaxis. We publish this to provide details of the epinephrine administration as requested by many of our readers.

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Mylan Specialty L.P., the distributors of EpiPen® brand epinephrine auto-injectors, have announced a new program allowing qualified schools to obtain EpiPens at no cost.

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