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Re: July 30, 2013 Free Webinar: Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

Melanie Carver ·
Have you registered? Even if you can't join at 2pm Eastern on Tues, if you sign up, you will get the video emailed to you a few days later.
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Re: Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources) Resources include slides from the webinar, nutritional data, how to find a dietitian, how to find allergy-friendly foods, how to manage food allergies in various school settings and much more. Thank you to Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and Deb Indorato, RD, LDN, for sharing their time and knowledge with us to help families understand regulations for school lunch and how to replace nutrients lost when avoiding...
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Re: First Day of School Photos for Kids with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Congratulations to 6-year-old Zayden. He is our first My First Day of School Photo winner! All of the entries are precious and show off some pretty remarkable kids who happen to live with food allergies. - Ashley (Zayden's Mom) We're randomly selecting winners each week until September 25, so be sure to add your photo !
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Re: Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies (Video and Resources) Resources include slides from the webinar, nutritional data, how to find a dietitian, how to find allergy-friendly foods, how to manage food allergies in various school settings and much more. Thank you to Dayle Hayes, MS, RD, and Deb Indorato, RD, LDN, for sharing their time and knowledge with us to help families understand regulations for school lunch and how to replace nutrients lost when avoiding...
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Re: Free Webinar: Nutrition and Food Safety for Students with Food Allergies

KittyKelly ·
Excited to get ideas for how to nourish my son!
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Managing Food Allergies? Essential Back-to-School Tool Kit

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies, a division of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, has many free resources for parents, schools, teachers and staff to use to prepare for the upcoming school year and keep students with food allergies safe. ...
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Pennsylvania Considers Stocking Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A bill in the Pennsylvania Senate (SB 898) would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to require schools in the state to stock epinephrine auto-injectors for use in the event of a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Approximately 20-25% of...
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Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dear Advocates, Thank you to all who took action to support epinephrine stocking in Pennsylvania schools! The bill HB 803, which allows schools to keep a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors for use in emergencies, has been approved by...
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New Law in New Jersey Will Save Children's Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Christie has officially signed New Jersey's epinephrine stocking bill into law! This law will REQUIRE schools in the state to keep a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. Thank you to all the advocates in New Jersey who worked so hard to...
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Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) hosted a webinar on September 22, 2015 about Allergy-Friendly School Lunch Box Ideas. Registered dietitian Debra Indorato and blogger Keeley McGuire gave parents creative, nutritious and inspirational lunch ideas.  ...
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Free Toolkit for Schools: Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kathleen McDarby, RN, MPH and program manager of the Food Allergy Management and Education toolkit shares the toolkit and how to use it to protect students with food allergies at your school. She is joined by Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc, a board...
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Free Webinar: How Can the Food Allergy Management and Education Toolkit Help Your School?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
FREE WEBINAR:   How Can the Food Allergy Management And Education (FAME) Toolkit Help Your Child and Your Child's School? RSVP:   Reserve your seat by registering WHEN:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 TIME:  1:00 pm Eastern time...
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Georgia Training Its Teachers How to Treat Severe Allergic Reactions

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Georgia is one of seven states that allows schools to stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in allergic emergencies (anaphylaxis). During a severe allergic reaction, seconds count.  Georgia schools are now training...
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The Food Allergy Book - What School Employees Need to Know (English and Spanish)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The National Education Association Health Information Network and the U.S. Department of Agriculture partnered to publish  The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know.  It is available as a free download: Download the...
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Canadian Researchers Talk To Teens with Food Allergies About Staying Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
As parents of children with food allergies, we often come to the KFA Community when our kids are young. Someday, they will be teenagers and moving towards independent adulthood. But as teenagers, they are at a higher risk for fatal food allergy...
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Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
When Michelle O’Riordan’s daughter Ciara, a fifth-grade student at Birmingham Falls Elementary School in Milton, Georgia, asked her school principal to meet with her to discuss food allergy issues and the need for more awareness, she had...
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Re: Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kathy P ·
That's awesome!
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Re: Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

LSK ·
Thank you! I love all these great ideas!
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Re: Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Elmochicka ·
this was alot of help for me i will be speaking with my daughters school tomorrow
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Re: Creating Lasting Food Allergy Awareness at School: A How-To Guide

Kathy P ·
Glad it was helpful and good luck tomorrow!
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Re: 10 Tips for Getting Your Child Off to a New School Safely

lalacsmith ·
HI, My son, who has a peanut allergy, will start kindergarten in a few weeks. At his school peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are served everyday in the cafeteria. The school offers 3 choices to each child and PB&J is one of the choices. I am so worried and scared about sending him to school. I have spoken with the nutrition department for the school district and the only thing she said the school could do is have my son sit at a table all by himself. That does not solve the problem...
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Re: 10 Tips for Getting Your Child Off to a New School Safely

Kathy P ·
I'm sorry you are feeling so stressed over starting Kinder. Have you requested a 504 evaluation?? The last link in #5 above has lots of resources on that process. That is your best way to get accommodations for your kiddo. In that type of plan is where you can specify things like handwashing after snack/lunch, a peanut free table/zone in the cafeteria, etc. Have you discussed w/ the doc what he thinks are reasonable/necessary accommodations??
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Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies chat. The texted-based chat will be hosted on our community on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat.
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

DeannaAbby ·
Question: With food allergies and an epi pen, with unknown reactions, when do you do a 504 versus an individual health plan? Almost everyone on here seems to swear by the 504 and some say that's not enough. Im quite confused. I am a teacher and I pay attention to all health notes. I know 504 plans have legal teeth, but what exactly does that mean in terms of reality? I know the only thing we all want to do is keep our kids safe.
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Katie D ·
Questions: At what grade can you have a 504 plan / IEP? Can you only have one starting in Kindergarten? Does it matter how the school is funded? i.e. are certain 'types' of school covered by Section 504 vs. others?
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Question 1: Are parents legally entitled to be at the evaluation meeting for the initial 504? Do they have a right to speak or add input beyond the documentation they provide? Question 2: If the school or school system declares your child NOT eligible for a 504, what appeals rights do you have?
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Allergicmamaof3 ·
If your child is part of the Headstart federal preschool program what are the guidelines regarding bringing their own food. What can you do if they will not allow outside food.
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
What are tips to get past an impasse with school officials on initial accommodations?
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Allergicmamaof3 ·
What is the best way to handle "frustration" from other parents when your child's accommodations inconvenience other parents or they are disgruntled about them?
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Will Way ·
How does the chat event work? Do I have to sign up ahead of time?
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

K8sMom2002 ·
Nope! When it's time for the chat, just click the link on the blog and it will take you there!
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Papillion1848 ·
My question: My child is in a secular private school. I do not know if they receive any funding from the US govt. Is is possible to get a 504 plan in this school?
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

chrissyvalenti ·
1. Are there any laws regarding inclusion that I can reference when my child's school repeatedly tries to schedule food-centric activities that by their very nature exclude my food allergic child? We have a 504 for her which provides her with a food-free classroom, but there are many cases where several classrooms come together to do these food-centric activities, and this is when the problems arise. Is there a certain part of the ADA I could refer them to? 2. What exactly is 'inclusion'? I...
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Re: Free Community Chat: Ask Me Anything About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Kathy P ·
Thank you to everyone who submitted questions and joined the chat. We hope you got your questions answered. If you didn't, you can post your questions on this topic and we will try to get them answered.
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Free Community Chat: Open Chat About Back-to-School with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Join Kids With Food Allergies for an Open Chat about Back-to-School with Food Allergies. The text-based chat will be hosted on our community on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Join KFA’s exclusive online community to participate in the chat. WHEN : Thursday, September 1, 2016 TIME : 7pm – 8pm ET / 4pm - 5pm PT WHERE : KFA's Online Chat Event This will be an “open chat” to share tips and ask questions about back-to-school issues like: Non-Food Rewards for Children with Food...
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School Staff Know More Than They Think They Do About Treating Anaphylaxis

KFA News Team ·
A study being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting found only 18 percent of non-nurse school staff surveyed felt very confident in their ability to recognize anaphylaxis symptoms.
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10 Tips for Getting Your Child Off to a New School Safely

Kids With Food Allergies ·
NEW TO SCHOOL OR NEW TO FOOD ALLERGIES? My son graduated from college last year. Kindergarten was a long time ago for us. But, I can still remember how worried I was to send him off to a new school. I wasn't sure if the school was familiar with food...
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New Law Allows New York School Bus Drivers to Administer Epinephrine

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester) to allow school bus drivers and other contractors providing services to schools to administer epinephrine when a child suffers anaphylaxis shock.
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New Federal Law Encourages Schools to Stock Undesignated Epinephrine for Allergy Emergencies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Has Been Signed into Law President Obama has signed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act into federal law.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one...
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School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act Awaits President Obama's Signature

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act  Congress has passed the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act.  Thank you to all who took action to help this important federal legislation move one step closer to becoming law!  It...
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