Every child with a severe food allergy should have a current emergency action plan on file at their school. The document, which describes the symptoms of anaphylaxis and the steps to take when anaphylaxis or accidental ingestion is suspected, takes the guesswork out of deciding when and what to do in the event of an emergency. It should be developed with the child’s physician and updated prior to the start of each school year.
This year, reflecting changes made to the auto-injector instructions by their respective manufacturers, Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has updated their standardized template for the development of such a plan. You can download the latest revision by clicking here.
We strongly urge you to contact with your child’s physician to update their action plan using the new template and encourage you to discuss the document with your child’s school nurse, teachers, and cafeteria aides.