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Let's Celebrate: Guide to Special Occasions

Learn tips on how to celebrate any occasion including school parties, family holidays and neighborhood barbeques, while being mindful of potentially life-threatening allergies.

Here's a guide to help celebrate at any occasion such as school parties, family holidays and neighborhood barbeques, while being mindful of potentially life-threatening allergies.

What You Need to Know about Your Child’s Life-Threatening Allergies

Food Allergy Research & Education developed the top six tips for what you need to know about potentially life-threatening allergies.

Beyond Elementary School: Preparing Your Teen

Growing up doesn’t mean your teen is growing out of life-threatening allergies. Use these tips to reinforce the importance of avoiding allergic triggers and being prepared for anaphylaxis during teen years.

Food Allergy Babysitting & Drop-Off Form

The Food Allergy Babysitting & Drop-Off Form, developed by Kids with Food Allergies, helps to teach friends, family, babysitters and others responsible for your child about anaphylaxis preparedness.

Quick Allergy Card – Anaphylaxis

This card, developed by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, should be carried by those at risk for life-threatening allergies to explain the symptoms of anaphylaxis, prescribed treatment, and medical/emergency contact information.

Get Your School Schooled in Anaphylaxis

Get your school Schooled in Anaphylaxis so the entire staff knows who has life-threatening allergies, what plans are in place to minimize exposure to allergic triggers, and how to respond if anaphylaxis occurs.

Sample Letter From a School Principal

Download this template letter, created by Food Allergy Research & Education to help educate families and other school staff about anaphylaxis awareness and preparedness.

What School Nurses Need to Know about Parents of Children with Life-Threatening Allergies

This tip sheet, developed by the National Association of School Nurses, offers recommendations for communicating with students’ families to help provide a safe environment for children at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions.

Sample Life-Threatening Allergy Management Checklists

This checklist, developed by the National Association of School Nurses, provides support for the development and enforcement of school policies and procedures to help protect the health of students with potentially life-threatening allergies.

Family Life-Threatening Allergy Health History Form

Work with families to complete this health history form, developed by the National Association of School Nurses, to catalog detailed information about allergic triggers, symptoms of anaphylaxis and effective treatment approaches for each student.

Sample Life-Threatening Allergy Management Checklists – Care Plan Development – Parent and Health Care Professional Partnership

This checklist, developed by the National Association of School Nurses, helps create partnerships between families of students with potentially life-threatening allergies and school staff, including key steps in developing an allergy action plan.

Teen Guide: Having Fun, Dating and All Things Teen!

Being a teen can be tough and great all at the same time. Here are some tips on how to manage potentially life-threatening allergies during your teen years.

Emotional Impact of Life-Threatening Allergies

Having allergies can trigger various feelings for you, your parents and even your teachers. Learn how to manage these emotions with family and school staff.

Having allergies can trigger various feelings for students, parents and even teachers. Click here for tips on how to manage these emotions.

FARE College Network

The Food Allergy Research & Education’s College Network’s website includes tips for college students to stay healthy while living with food allergies in college.

Main Office

Understanding Anaphylaxis in Schools

Use this tip sheet to encourage open discussions and create action plans to help manage potentially life-threatening allergies in and outside the school building.

School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies

Check out guidelines from Food Allergy Research & Education to help schools offer a healthy environment for students with potentially life-threatening allergies.

Check out guidelines from Food Allergy Research & Education to help your school provide a healthier environment for students at risk for a potentially life-threatening reaction.

Check out Food Allergy Research & Education’s guidelines to help your school provide a healthier environment for students with potentially life-threatening allergies.

Get Your School Schooled in Anaphylaxis

Get your school Schooled in Anaphylaxis so the entire staff knows who has life-threatening allergies, what plans are in place to minimize exposure to allergic triggers and how to act in case anaphylaxis occurs.

Get your school Schooled in Anaphylaxis so the entire staff knows who has life-threatening allergies, what plans are in place to minimize exposure to allergic triggers, and how to act in case anaphylaxis occurs.

Get your school Schooled in Anaphylaxis and get plans in place to minimize exposure for those at risk for anaphylaxis.

Get your school Schooled in Anaphylaxis so the entire staff knows who has life-threatening allergies, what plans are in place to minimize exposure to allergic triggers, and how to respond if anaphylaxis occurs.

504 Individualized Accommodation Plan

Use this “504 plan”, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, to ensure that accommodations are made by school programs and activities are accessible to and useable by students with life-threatening allergies.

Encourage parents to use this "504 plan", developed by the U.S. Department of Education, to ensure that all accommodations are made by school programs and activities are accessible to and useable by students with life-threatening allergies.

Assembly in a Box

Make it easy to teach students about anaphylaxis and how they can help friends and classmates with potentially life-threatening allergies with this easy-to-follow presentation. Schedule a time to talk to your school about anaphylaxis today!

Anaphylaxis Preparedness Quick Report Card – Schools

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has developed a report card template that school administrators can use when evaluating a school’s prevention policies and preparedness for life-threatening allergic reactions.

Comprehensive Policy Guidance for the Management of Life-Threatening Food Allergies in School & Life-Threatening Allergy Policy Checklist

This policy guide, developed by the National School Board Association, provides school staff with information about managing potentially life-threatening allergies and legislative policies related to the safety of students.

NASN Guidelines for Health Personnel Roles in Managing Students with Anaphylaxis/Life-Threatening Allergies

Use these guidelines, developed by the National Association of School Nurses to help learn how to best keep students with life-threatening allergies safe by minimizing risk and understanding emergency treatment protocols.

The Anaphylaxis Readiness Course

Take Allergy Ready’s How to C.A.R.E.™ for Students with Food Allergies online Anaphylaxis Readiness Course to help you learn how to manage potentially life-threatening allergies at school.

Take Allergy Ready’s How to C.A.R.E.™ for Students with Food Allergies online Anaphylaxis Readiness Course to help your school avoid and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.

Medications at School

Click on the Medications at School link provided by the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics to learn if your state supports legislation to allow you and your peers to carry and self-administer their anaphylaxis medication in school.

School Safety Guidelines for Latex-Allergic Students

The American Latex Allergy Association has developed school safety guidelines for administrators/teachers to use in developing and implementing measures to protect latex-allergic students.

Cafeteria

How to Read a Food Label

Help you, your child, friends and family understand how to read a food label with this simple guide from Food Allergy Research & Education, which outlines foods that contain common food allergens, like peanuts and dairy.

Understand how to read a food label with this simple guide from Food Allergy Research & Education, which outlines foods that contain common food allergens, like peanuts and dairy.

Help school staff, students and their families understand how to read a food label with this simple guide from Food Allergy Research & Education, which outlines foods that contain common food allergens, like peanuts and dairy.

Chef Card Template

Share this Chef Card Template, developed by Food Allergy Research & Education, to help those preparing your food better understand which allergens you may be allergic to.

Encourage students to share this Chef Card Template, developed by Food Allergy Research & Education, with those preparing school food in the cafeteria.

Share this Chef Card Template, developed by Food Allergy Research & Education, to help those preparing your child's food better understand which allergens you may be allergic to.

Tips for Parents of Students with Life-Threatening Allergies: Preparing for School Meals

Share these tips with students and school staff to minimize the risk for allergic reactions and be prepared in case anaphylaxis occurs during snack time, lunch or other events involving food in school.

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At the Playground & Parks Tip Sheet

Learn how to avoid allergens, recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and be ready to respond to a life-threatening allergic reaction while at the park or playground.

Help your community learn how to avoid allergens, recognize anaphylaxis signs and symptoms and be ready to respond if a life-threatening allergic reaction occurs at the park or playground.

Here are tips to help your children avoid allergens, recognize anaphylaxis signs and symptoms and be ready to respond if a reaction occurs while at the park or playground.

Here are tips to help your school avoid allergens, recognize the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and be ready to respond to a life-threatening allergic reaction while at the park or playground.

Teach students how to avoid allergens, recognize anaphylaxis signs and symptoms and be ready to respond to a life-threatening allergic reaction while at the park or playground.

Managing Life-Threatening Allergies Outside the School Building

St. Louis Children’s Hospital designed this resource to help create a healthy environment for children like you at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions while on and off the school campus.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital designed this resource to help create a healthy environment for children at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions while on and off the school campus.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital designed this resource to help create a safe environment for students at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions while on and off the school campus.

Classroom

Sample Letter to All Parents in a Classroom with Students who have Life-Threatening Allergies

Use this template letter, developed by the National Association of School Nurses, to help provide an overview of any students’ allergies for parents and caregivers.

Be a PAL: Protect A Life from Food Allergies Brochure

Food Allergy Research & Education’s Be a PAL: Protect a Life initiative helps students like you understand how they can help classmates with potentially life-threatening allergies.

Food Allergy Research & Education’s Be a PAL: Protect a Life initiative helps students understand how they can help classmates with potentially life-threatening allergies.

Teen Presentation

Share this presentation created by Food Allergy Research & Education to help your teen better understand anaphylaxis and managing potentially life-threatening allergies while in school.

Food Allergy Research & Education’s Teen Presentation helps you and your peers to better understand anaphylaxis and highlights ways students with potentially life-threatening allergies can help one another.

Lesson Plan: Preparing the Classroom

Find out how teachers and other school staff can ensure that everyone in the classroom is aware of, and ready to respond to, a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Understanding Anaphylaxis in Schools

Use this tip sheet to encourage open discussions and create action plans to help manage potentially life-threatening allergies in and outside the school building.

Nurse's Office

Understanding Anaphylaxis in Schools

Help manage students’ life-threatening allergies by encouraging open discussions about anaphylaxis, preventing bullying, and creating action plans so they stay safe no matter where they are, on or off campus.

Anaphylaxis Action Plan

Fill out the Anaphylaxis Action Plan created by Food Allergy Research & Education so your teachers, school nurses, friends and family members are aware of your potentially life-threatening allergies.

Fill out the Anaphylaxis Action Plan created by Food Allergy Research & Education, so teachers, school nurses, friends and family members are aware and prepared for your child’s potentially life-threatening allergies.

Encourage students and their families to develop an Anaphylaxis Action Plan, created by Food Allergy Research & Education, so school teachers, nurses, and students’ friends and family members are aware and prepared for life-threatening allergies.

Encourage students to develop an Anaphylaxis Action Plan, developed by Food Allergy Research & Education, to be prepared if a life-threatening allergic reaction occurs.

Sample Food Allergy Individualized Healthcare Plan Template

Use this template to develop an action plan at school, created by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Association of School Nurses, Food Allergy Research & Education and the National School Boards Association.

Sample Letter for Carrying Self-Injectable Epinephrine

This sample letter, developed by Food Allergy Research & Education, provides physician authorization to carry epinephrine and should be on file at the school and/or in child’s possession at all times.

This sample letter, developed by Food Allergy Research & Education, provides physician authorization to carry epinephrine and should be on file at the school and/or in your possession at all times.

Report of Epinephrine Administration

The National Association of School Nurses designed this report to record all instances when epinephrine was administered to a person experiencing anaphylaxis in school to keep on file and submit to local department of health.

504 Individualized Accommodation Plan

Encourage parents to use this “504 plan”, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, to ensure that all accommodations are made by school programs and activities to be accessible to and useable by students with life-threatening allergies.

School Bus

ABCs of Anaphylaxis

Want to know all about anaphylaxis? Download this tip sheet to learn more.

Understanding Anaphylaxis in Schools

Use this tip sheet to encourage open discussions and create action plans to help manage potentially life-threatening allergies in and outside the school building.

Field Trip Risk Assessment

Going on a field trip? Use this guide, developed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital, to create a healthy environment for you and your peers who may be at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction.

Planning a field trip? Use this guide, developed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital, to create a healthy environment for students who may be at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction while outside the classroom.

Chaperoning a field trip? Use this guide, developed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital, to create a healthy environment for children who may be at risk for a life-threatening allergic reaction while outside the classroom.

Around the Town

State Honor Roll for Allergy & Asthma School Policies

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America tracks policies supporting people with asthma and life-threatening allergies in schools and recognizes the states providing the most support for these individuals. Find out more.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America tracks policies supporting people with asthma and life-threatening allergies in schools and recognizes the states providing the most support for these individuals.

Medications at School

Click on the Medications at School link provided by the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics to learn if your state supports legislation to allow you and your peers to carry and self-administer their anaphylaxis medication in school.

Find an Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) in Your Area

The ACE program was developed by Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics, the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.

Food Allergies in the Real World

Your children are not alone! This site connects teens who have food allergies to share stories and useful information.

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