Preparing for School with Food Allergies and Asthma (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies (KFA), a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, hosted a free educational webinar featuring guest speakers David Stukus, MD, and Michael Pistiner, MD. The presentation below answers common questions about how your allergist can help with back-to-school planning. 

     

Link to mobile-friendly video

 

RESOURCES

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors in the U.S.
Get discount information and links to training videos.

Stock Epinephrine State Laws
Use the interactive map to find out whether your state has passed stock epinephrine legislation and take action if your state has pending legislation.malique-school

CDC Guidelines for Schools and Early Education Centers
The CDC created guidelines for schools and early childhood education programs to help them manage the risk of food allergies and severe allergic reactions in children.

Food Allergy Training Modules for School Staff
AllergyHome offers online training videos to use for school staff training on the topic of food allergy.

Daycare / Babysitter Drop-Off Form
For kids who are school-age, most doctors or school districts have their own emergency action plan forms that will need to be filled out by your physician. For kids who are younger, feel free to use KFA’s Drop-Off Form.

Living Confidently with Food Allergy Handbook
A free, easy-to-use handbook designed to give parents the tools to keep their children with food allergies safe and happy while addressing their emotional needs. This fact-based guide was reviewed by internationally recognized food allergy experts. This American and Canadian collaboration was led by Anaphylaxis Canada and is available online and as a PDF.

Partnering with Your School Nurse
Learn how to partner with your school nurse to prepare for a safe school year! (webinar video archive)

Asthma and Food Allergy
Dr. Dave Stukus explains the symptoms and treatments for asthma vs. food allergy. (webinar video archive)

Nut-Free Points to Ponder
Blog post by Dr. Mike Pistiner on the AllergyHome blog. He covers the issues surrounding allergen restrictions. 

OTHER RESOURCES

AAFA.org/school
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America(AAFA) offers free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to help you get ready for the upcoming school year and help students manage asthma at school. AAFA is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit for allergic diseases.

KidsWithFoodAllergies.org/school
Find educational resources, free webinars, videos, articles and more to help you send your child to school safely. KFA is a division of AAFA.

AllergyHome.org
School training modules for staff, videos for children and more.

KFA’s Medical Advisor Blog
Educational materials about food allergies and related allergic diseases.  

Originally published July 2014, updated August 2017

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