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Parents and school staff often partner together to keep children with food allergies and asthma safe at school. But state policies are also an important part of creating safe, healthy schools.

States that have policies in place to protect children with allergies and asthma made our 2019 State Honor Rollβ„’ of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools (SHR).

In the SHR, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies states that have comprehensive laws and policies aimed at keeping children with asthma and allergies healthy at school. (KFA is a division of AAFA.)

The report shows the 23 core policies that target the needs of children with asthma and allergies in schools. States make our Honor Roll when they meet 18 of 23 policies.

AAFA’s 15 Honor Roll States

  • Connecticut*
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia*
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

*Connecticut and the District of Columbia meet all 23 benchmarks on our Honor Roll.


Our Honor Roll report is a guide to show you what policies are needed in your state for children with food allergies and asthma. Ask your state lawmakers to support policies like these to make the health of children with food allergies and asthma a priority.

We applaud the 15 states on our SHR. These policies not only contribute to the health of our children, but also to their present and future success. We encourage other states to follow their example.

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