Kids spend a lot of time at school. That can be stressful for parents of kids with food allergies who worry their child will have a food allergy reaction called anaphylaxis at school. Taking a coordinated team approach with the school nurse as the team leader is the best way to keep children safe at school. The nurse can communicate with both parents and teachers. They have a nursing background but are also part of the educational team. These two things together make them the right person, in the right place, at the right time to help children with food allergies.
Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN discuss how school nurses are the "Food Allergy Champions" at school for kids with food allergies. Your school nurse is a key member of your child's educational team who can pull all the pieces together to make sure your child with food allergies can thrive in school.
Use our 10 School Planning Tips to start the conversation with your child's school and build the partnership that will keep your child safe.