It’s back-to-school time – make
sure your school is Allergy Ready.
Our online course is designed to help teachers, administrators and other school personnel prevent and manage potentially life-threatening allergic reactions.
Back-to-School is the Best Time to Get Allergy Ready
The start of the school year is full of preparation – from setting goals for the year to making sure lesson plans and classrooms are ready. As part of these preparations, make sure you’re taking the time to make yourself and your school Allergy Ready.
Severe allergic reactions to food can cause anaphylaxis and can be life-threatening. Our new online course – How to C.A.R.E. for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know – can help you understand the risks associated with food allergies and how to prevent and manage emergency situations.
Based on the latest scientific research and expert consensus, the online course enables school personnel the flexibility to complete the program anytime and anywhere that has an Internet connection.
Learn more about how you can get Allergy Ready.
Want to make sure your school knows about AllergyReady.com and the How to C.A.R.E. for Students with Food Allergies course? Download our Back to School flyer
to send in to your school.
Back to School Resources
Authorization of Emergency Treatment Form
FAAN School Guidelines
The risk of accidental exposure to foods can be reduced in the school setting if schools work with students, parents and physicians to minimize risks and provide a safe educational environment for food-allergic students. These guidelines show the different responsibilities of families, schools and students to ensure a safe environment.
FAAN Back to School Kit
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) has developed a back-to-school tool kit for all grade levels so the entire class can help by learning how to Be a PAL: Protect A Life™ From Food Allergies
. These tools are great resources for parents, teachers, and school nurses alike to educate others about food allergy.
FAAN School Food Allergy Program
This comprehensive guide, revised in 2010, provides the essential tools necessary for schools to implement food allergy management plans.
FAI “In School” Tips
The Food Allergy Initiative’s (FAI) In School tips can help parents understand how best to work with their student’s school. This resource also provides additional information about laws regarding food allergies and which states have food allergy management guidelines.
FAI-MedicAlert Program for Individuals in Need
Informing school personnel that your student has a food allergy is a critical step in preventing and managing an allergic reaction. For times when you can’t be there to explain your child’s allergies, a MedicAlert bracelet can help ensure that school personnel and others helping manage a reaction are aware of your child’s allergies. FAI partners with the MedicAlert Foundation to provide MedicAlert’s Live 24/7 emergency services and allergy IDs to needy individuals with food allergies. This program is available to qualifying children and adults with food allergies.