Attorney Laurel Francoeur answers questions from parents about Section 504 Plans for school accommodations of food allergy disability. This webinar was presented by Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America on August 26, 2014.
Recorded webinar from January 14, 2014 featuring guest speaker Laurel Francoeur, Esq, co-founder of Greenlaurel Solutions, LLC.
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.
Sample 504 Plans
Sample plans illustrate how the content and format of a 504 plan varies from student to student and from one school to the next, depending upon what the individual student needs and whether the school has existing food allergy policies in place.
School nutrition experts discuss school meal regulations for students with food allergies; current thinking about food allergies in schools; the importance of establishing relationships with school food service directors, and more.
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
The US Department of Education divides the country into districts. Find your state's district and contact your local branch if needed.
The 2014 State Honor Roll report evaluates how well each state protects students with asthma and food allergies.
The decision supports a peanut ban.
Managing Food Allergies in a Classroom
Printable handout that contains a list of some unexpected places you can encounter common food allergens, along with alternatives and precautions that can be used.
Handwashing/Cleaning Study (PDF)
This is the referenced study regarding hand sanitizers, soap, and cleaning products and their efficiency at removing peanut allergen.
Information, discounts and links to training videos for epinephrine auto-injectors.
Refer to KFA's avoidance lists when shopping for your food-allergic child. Remember: a product's ingredient list can change without warning, so read all labels carefully before consumption, even if it has been eaten safely in the past.
Resources for Teaching Children
4 1/2 minute video to teach kids without food allergies about food allergies.
Video that teaches kids about peanut allergy. PBS also has lesson plans to accompany the video. Accompanying lesson plans.
Upbeat and engaging CDs packed with songs to clap your hands, stomp your feet, and sing along to. The music will empower and support children with food allergies, and educate all listeners about the condition.
FAME Manual and Tool-Kit
Preventing Food Allergic Reactions at School
Guest speaker: Kathleen McDarby from Children's Hospital St. Louis
September 23, 2014
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