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Free Toolkit for Schools: Food Allergy Management and Education (FAME)

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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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Re: COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Thanks for your feedback, Steph and Ellen! When schools follow guidelines to prevent allergic reactions, it reduces the likelihood of a severe reaction. If one does occur, there will be multiple signs...and if those signs are the under the mask, it is likely that the student would be uncomfortable enough to touch/remove the mask. It's important for caregivers to empower students to alert an adult if they are not feeling well. The risk assessment at this time is that the risk of coronavirus...
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Re: COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
I CAN'T wear a face covering. It is a seizure trigger for me. Just as there should not be a one-size-fits-all 504 plan, so too there should not be a one-size-fits-all cloth face covering plan. I am frustrated with the "recommendations" and the "guidance" I get from officials. I am frustrated with quite frankly, blatantly discriminatory practices put in place "for the greater good" which deny reasonable accommodations for me and my children, as well as access to services. It is really...
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Re: COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Hi Ellen - there are people who cannot wear a face covering and there are exceptions for that. For others, it may take experimenting with different fabrics and masks styles to find something that will work for short periods of time in high-risk situations. Unfortunately, the recommendations and guidelines (federal, state and local) are not very clear and that is frustrating. If you and your kids can wear a face shield, that sounds like a good option. I recently saw a notice in PA that...
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Re: COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

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I disagree with the statement that wearing a face covering shouldn't impact food allergy management. Do any kids with food allergies develop visible perioral hives with exposure? Or redness, lip swelling? Do any of the above kids develop these telltale signs without awareness? In other words, an observer (like a teacher, or fellow student) might be the first to say, "Hey, why is your mouth red?!) How will this happen when the child is wearing a mask?
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Re: COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

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My FAK has both food allergies and asthma, and I'm trying to get his 504 plan to allow him NOT to wear a cloth face covering. The way the governor's executive order reads, that means he has to wear a face shield instead. Wearing a cloth over his mouth and nose for 7 hours is not a good idea. A face shield should allow a teacher to see any hives or facial swelling, should they occur, should allow him better air flow, and won't attract dust mites on the cloth for concentrated breathing. We...
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COVID-19 Guidelines for Schools and the Impact on Kids With Food Allergies and Asthma

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update – Aug. 21, 2020 Sixteen leading food allergy experts, including some of our medical advisors , released school guidelines addressing food allergies in light of COVID-19. We have added those recommendations to this blog post. Schools face major challenges as they reopen for the 2020-2021 school year. To help reduce the spread of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 among staff and students, schools will follow new policies and practices. This causes many parents to wonder how this...
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