Content tagged "food allergies"

To Whom it May Concern, My Child Has an Allergy

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 15, 2017

As a parent or guardian, it is your job to protect the child in your care.  At some point your child will be going off to school or attending their first...

Achoo…Am I Just Sensitive or is it a Food Allergy?

Food Safety Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Peanut free, lactose intolerant, gluten free.  If you have heard these terms before you may not understand exactly what the differences between them are.  If...

Feature Series: Managing Food Allergies in Schools

Food allergies can create concern for students, parents, teachers and food service directors. This series focuses on ways of safely managing food allergies...

Managing Food Allergies in Schools

Food allergies in children are on the rise. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) estimates that about 6 % of children have a...

Working with Schools to Address Special Dietary Needs

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 30, 2016

It can be difficult to control what foods your children have access to at school, but proactive measures can be taken to ensure your child’s dietary needs...

Dealing with Allergic Reactions in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Food allergies are relatively common among children in child care programs. To keep everyone in the child care facility safe and healthy, child care...

Accommodating Special Diets in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Some children in child care have special dietary requirements. Food allergies, cultural and religious preferences, and vegetarian diets are common issues in...

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