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Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue

Cary Sennett ·
Thank you for sharing your thoughts in response to my letter to the President of the Clawson, MI Board of Education on Wednesday. I have been following this conversation closely, and greatly appreciate the time you have taken to share your comments...
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School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life Three Rochester school staff members were honored for quickly assessing an allergic reaction and promptly treating a student for anaphylaxis.The parents of a 4-year old Rochester girl say they're...
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Food Allergy To-Do List Before School Ends for Summer Break

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Around the U.S., school days are winding down, if they are not over already! As a parent of a child with food allergies, there are a few remaining items on your to-do list.
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Food Allergies Can Make Kids Targets for Bullies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Unfortunately food allergy bullying is relatively common.  Hopefully as awareness and education continue to permeate our school communities, understanding and support will make bullying less common. Around 35% of food-allergic children...
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Re: Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue

AAAMom ·
Dear Dr. Sennett, Thank you for advocating on behalf of our children. The lack of understanding and compassion for kids with food allergies plays out in our schools and in other parts of our lives every day. Food brings people together and it can tear people apart. I've been angry, hurt, and disappointed on this journey to protect my daughter. I've also felt loved and supported. Cheers to you, the leaders at AAFA/KFA, our medical providers, fellow parents and families, and kids with food...
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Re: Update from AAFA President/CEO Regarding Clawson MI School Board Issue

Kathy P ·
Very well said Anita!
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

kandicejo ·
What a wonderful story!
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

EAH123 ·
This fills my heart so big! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

shaunnaf ·
I always get choked up when I read great stories like this one.
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Re: School Employees Honored for Saving Little Girl's Life

NuttyButNutFree ·
That put a big smile on my face. I love it! Way to go!
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Re: Kindergarten Teacher Turns Food Allergies Into a Teachable Moment

Kathy P ·
If you click on the images of the activity sheets, they are a PDF download.
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Kindergarten Teacher Turns Food Allergies Into a Teachable Moment

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Like many schools, Woodland Hills Private School has several students with food allergies, especially nut allergies. And like many schools, they have a strict no-nut policy. But even with the no-nut policy, the Woodland Hills, California school found that they needed more parent and student education to prevent food with nuts from coming into the school accidentally. That’s when kindergarten teacher Marjorie Natal had the idea to create a lesson using word sorting to help her students better...
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Re: Food Allergy To-Do List Before School Ends for Summer Break

chicagojo ·
Great suggestions! Thanks for the reminders!
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U.S. Federal Government Releases Guidelines for Food Allergy Management in Schools and Care Centers

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released voluntary guidelines for schools and education programs on how to manage students' food allergies. In 2006, about 88% of schools had one or more students with a food allergy. Studies show that...
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Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help   by Karen Stickler , PsyD, MA   If nearly 35 percent of children aged 5 and older with food allergies are bullied [1] , how can we prepare our children and keep them safe?   Bullying is common among children with food allergies, and is associated with lower quality of life and distress in children and their parents. Bullying victims can be at increased risk for suicide. In addition, bullying of children with food...
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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: Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

mgfunfax ·
The law (and school epipens) actually applies only to kids who do not have known allergies or their own epipens. I had a lengthy discussion with the Fairfax County School contact for this issue, and while schools now each have 2-10 "Anaphylaxis Response Team" staff memebers (who received in depth training on recognizing the symptoms of anaphylaxis and treatment with epipens, calling 911 etc.), the "health room aide" is part of the County Public Health department and not FCPS, so they are NOT...
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Bill Introduced to Encourage Schools to Stock Quick-Relief Asthma Medicines

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The School-Based Respiratory Health Management Act, H.R. 2285, was filed on May 2, 2017, in the U.S. House of Representatives. This bill would require states to also have laws that allow schools to keep asthma quick-relief medicines on hand. Learn more about this bill and how to get involved.
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9 Ways Parents Can Help a Child with Food Allergies from Feeling Left out at School

Kids With Food Allergies ·
  By Nicole Schwarz, MA, LMFT Sending a child to school has its fair share of anxiety for any parent. But for parents sending children with allergies or health concerns, there is an extra layer of apprehension involved. One common concern among...
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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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Study Proves Stocking Emergency Supplies of Epinephrine in Schools Saves Lives

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Study proves new policy works in large urban school system   ATLANTA, GA (November 7, 2014) – Millions of children across the country need emergency epinephrine at school because they could suffer a severe, potentially life-threatening...
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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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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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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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School Nurses Save, Not Cost Money, New Study Says

Kids With Food Allergies ·
According to a new study published in the Journal of American Medicine Association Pediatrics , having a school nurse saves a school money. Every dollar spent on nursing services, the authors concluded, saves $2.20 in medical costs and lost...
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My First Day of School (Back-to-School with Food Allergies)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Back-to-school season is in full swing. We'd love to see your child's first day of school photo. Together, we can show children and teens with food allergies living full and happy lives, regardless of their dietary restrictions!   Add your photo...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Push to Stock Epinephrine in Every School (Video)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
National campaign works to put life-saving epinephrine in all schools to combat the dangerous effects of food allergies. NBC News' Erika Edwards reports.
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Virginia's Epinephrine in Schools Law Saves Another Student

Kids With Food Allergies ·
A high school student from Freedom High School was assessed and treated for anaphylaxis by the school's nurse.  Virginia recently passed a law that allows schools to have emergency epinephrine on stock at the school, allowing schools to save the...
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Off to pre-school!

jenguinbear ·
Off to pre-school!
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New Epinephrine Law in VA Saves Teen's Life

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies Foundation supports legislation that would provide undesignated epinephrine in schools to help staff treat any student (including those suffering a reaction for the first time) suffering a severe allergic reaction."A Prince...
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FL: Parents Want Schools to be Allowed to Stock Life-Saving EpiPens

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thank you to Erin Bohacek, a KFA member, for speaking up on the issue of stocking epinephrine in Florida schools. Her story can be found in the Tampa Bay Times: "Thousands of kids with undiagnosed allergies to food and insect bites aren't able to...
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79% of Kids with Food Allergies Report Being Bullied

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Allergic to Peanuts? Here's a PB&J, Say Bullies Bullying goes beyond name calling when it comes to food-allergic kids. "In a survey of 353 food-allergic kids and teens conducted by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), 79 percent reported bullying, teasing, or harassment related to their food allergies. Of those bullied, 57 percent described events in which someone touched them with their allergen, waved it in front of them, or threw it at them." Read more as...
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Maryland Passes Law Regarding Epinephrine in Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Maryland passes law regarding epinephrine in schoolsMaryland has passed a law requiring schools to set up a policy addressing the use of undesignated epinephrine for emergency use. Bill summary and senate version of the ...
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How to Ensure No Schoolchild Dies from Allergy Attack

KFA News Team ·
Holiday treats, birthday parties, lunchtime and snack time can pose risks for students across the nation. Dr. Ruchi Gupta wrote an opinion piece for CNN on why Congress should pass the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act: How to...
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Re: Bullying of Children with Food Allergies - How You Can Help

Fatwally ·
Sadly bullying is not limited to children with allergies. We need to teach tolerance and love and live our lives by example.
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