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 on July 1, 2014 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 in 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
Research, advocacy and educational resources. AAFA is the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit for allergic diseases.

 

KidsWithFoodAllergies.org
Educational resources, free webinars, videos, support, recipes and more. 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.

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR - SAVE THE DATE

State Honor Roll: How Do Your School Policies Rank in Protecting Students with Asthma and Allergies?
Guest speaker: Charlotte Collins, JD 
August 12, 2014 at 1pm Eastern

 

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