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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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New Bill Would Protect Students With Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is asking Congress to support the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468). If passed, this bill would put important protections in place for children with allergies and asthma. Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) is a division of AAFA.
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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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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 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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Florida School Creates Policies to Accommodate Students With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, Florida, has worked hard to create an environment where children with food allergies can feel safe. In fact, many families send their child to this private school because of their commitment food allergy policies.
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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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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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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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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?

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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 411 on 504 Plans: Working With Your School for Food Allergy Accommodations

Kids With Food Allergies ·
All parents feel some worry when they send their child off to school for the first time, or to a new school. Will my child like her school and teacher? Will he get on the right school bus? Will it be a positive environment? As a parent of a child with food allergies, you also worry about your child’s health needs and safety. What will he eat? How will she be able to safely take part safely in school activities? What if he has an allergic reaction at school? And much more.
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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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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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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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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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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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Re: Pennsylvania's Governor Signs Stock Epinephrine Law

Kathy P ·
That's awesome!
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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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Partnering with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year (Video and Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Free webinar presented by Kids With Food Allergies on July 30, 2013 with guest speakers Dr. Michael Pistiner and Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN:    Video is one hour long. Please wait a moment to allow the video to buffer before...
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Free Webinar: How to Partner with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

Kids With Food Allergies ·
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Sally Schoessler, MEd, BSN, RN, and Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc,  will give you their expert insights about how you can partner with your child's school nurse for a safe school year managing food allergy. This webinar...
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Re: Free Webinar: How to Partner with Your School Nurse for a Safe School Year

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Here is the link to the video and list of resources in case you missed the live event: http://community.kidswithfooda...video-and-resources-
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Do Peanut-Free Schools Reduce the Risk of Severe Reactions?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. David Stukus, pediatric asthma and allergy specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and member of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s Medical Scientific Council, recently wrote an editorial on the findings of the study, Impact of school peanut-free policies on epinephrine administration. This is a summary of his article. Read his full editorial for more information.
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KFA Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Pennsylvania Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) Applauds PA State Sen. Folmer and the Education Committee for Moving Epinephrine in Schools Bill, HB 803 Last week, Pennsylvania’s State Senate Education Committee successfully reported a bill, HB 803 that would...
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Free Food Allergy ToolKit Now Available as a Pilot for School Nurses

Kids With Food Allergies ·
For School Nurses: The Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME) School Based Food Allergy Manual/Toolkit for schools are ready to pilot.  School nurses and school(s) are invited to participate at no charge. Materials from the National FAME...
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Free Online Food Allergy Training for School Staff Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
AllergyHome.org Releases a Free Online Food Allergy Training Module for School Staff Nation-WideAllergyHome.org releases a free 30 minute food allergy training module consistent with food allergy guidance documents to help school nurses and health...
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Mylan Specialty Offers Free EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to Schools Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
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Friends Can Help Keep Your Child With Food Allergies Safe

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The school year is well underway. That often means making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. Existing friendships can also change over time. Friends who understand your child's food allergies can be an important part of their safety net. Children, especially adolescents and young adults, with supportive friends are less likely to take part in food allergy-related risky behaviors. Learn how you can help foster those friendships.
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The School Forms You Need Before Your Child with Food Allergies Starts School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Are you getting ready to send your child with food allergies off to school? Whether it is your child's first year in school or the sixth, you must send in new forms every year. Here is our checklist of the forms you need to finish before the first day. Get copies of these forms from the school. These forms will need your doctor's authorization or signature. ✓ Medication Authorization These forms state if your child can self-carry and/or self-administer medications at school. These forms are...
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Your Food Allergy Checklist for February

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Can you believe it’s already February? January just flew by. It’s time to put these food allergy related tasks on your to-do list this month.
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Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Recently we shared news about an agreement between Lesley University and the Justice Department in which the school agreed to provide accommodations for students with food allergies and celiac disease.  (The school has a mandatory meal...
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Dr. Todd Green: Pennsylvania Must Do More to Protect School Children with Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Dr. Green has written a special opinion piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette advocating for more awareness and safety protocols for schoolchildren with food allergies.Despite growing awareness of food allergy among the public and medical...
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Back-to-School Resources for Families With Food Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School is back in session! Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) has a lot of resources for parents and schools so you can keep children with food allergies safe. Many of the resources below come with printable PDFs you can use for reference or share. And you can find more articles, tips and tricks on our KFA school resources page.
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Fatwally ·
I think requiring restaurants to server allergy food is goings to far. it's a different category from schools. People do not have eat in restaurants. The way children are required to attends school. Sorry, but this is going too far.
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Re: Restaurants Not Required to Serve Allergen-Free Food

Rickie ·
I frequently visit restaurants and I'm allergic to shellfish. I make sure to check allergen menus or allergy free menus at the restaurants by asking them. Its really frustrating to know not many restaurant owners maintain such menu. I recently saw few restaurants showing allergy menus in smartphones with a small QR code on the wall with allergy poster. I think its from www.allergyposter.com and they seem to teach these owners something. Few apps are out there too. But its really a pain to...
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504 Plans, IHCPs, ECPs: Food Allergy School Health Care Plans

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Health Care Plans for Your Child with Food Allergies How to Create a Comprehensive School Health Care Plan for your Child with Food Allergies by Lynda Mitchell, MA A school health plan will identify the types of responsibilities, training and...
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Re: Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

SBilliel ·
This is a scary situation. Thank you for your advocacy!
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