We are looking out for children with food allergies in schools! We recently filed a formal comment on the federal government's proposal to improve wellness at school. Our bottom line: Schools should develop policies that make schools safer and more inclusive for children with food allergy.
Under the proposal for Local School Wellness Policy Implementation under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, schools must develop wellness policies to address foods in schools. These polices will require schools to address snack foods for sale (like vending machines or fundraisers). The policies must also address foods in school for classroom parties, celebrations and incentives.
Pictured: Emalee and Nicholas, who have multiple food allergies and EoE. Photo courtesy of mfogg
We want the USDA to develop a final rule that urges schools to address the needs of children with food allergy to keep the environment safer for those children. We believe that schools need to develop wellness policies that reflect these CDC guidelines.
Kids With Food Allergies Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) educates families and communities with practical food allergy management strategies to save lives and improve the quality of life for children and their families. One of the unique ways we provide this help is through our award-winning online community. Our community is the largest online support community for families raising children...