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School and Camp present unique challenges for food allergic children.
Education, planning, and communication are essential to successful food allergy management in these settings. College food allergy management resources are at the bottom of this page. You may also be interested in school related posts on the kosherfoodallergies blog (scroll through the archives or do a search).

Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting
All you need to know about how to keep your food allergic child safe at school.
Shout out to FAAN for this video and all of the great work they do!
FAAN's missions is to raise public awareness, to provide advocacy and education, and to advance research on behalf of all those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
*this video also also provides suggestions for schools without school nurses.

School Food Allergy Program
FAAN’s School Food Allergy Program is a comprehensive multimedia educational resource that now includes the Safe@School® training presentation component. It’s an essential tool for schools that are developing a food allergy management policy.

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has been working on a joint grant from the Centers for Disease Control with FAAN and the National School Boards Association to develop resources for food allergy and anaphylaxis management in the school setting.  The NASN Online Food Allergy Tool Kit is now available online at NASN food allergy tool This tool kit includes algorithms to enhance the school nurse’s approach to planning and care, checklists, forms, and resources. 

An important read for school nurses as well as parents about
sending food allergic kids to school from

Resources to help you implement school policy, train staff, and efficiently manage your student's food allergies.

Tips for successfully negotiating food allergies in school from

Suggested Allergy Friendly Snack List

Safe Snack Guide from

Tips from for finding food allergy savvy pre-schools and day care settings.

504 plans- Excellent resource from the

Food Allergy Action Plan (FAAP) - Emergency Action plan from FAAN (

Food Allergy Bullying Prevention- FAAN’s be a PAL peer education program

Food Allergy School Discussion Guide- Helpful tips from

State Allergy Management Guidelines  listed by state from FAAN (

National school food allergy management Guidelines-  National School Board Association Guidelines

Letter to Parents about not sending certain foods - Open letter from

FAAN's guidelines for camp staff, physicians, parents, and campers to avoid and deal with allergic situations. 

Provides practical teaching tools to those who care for campers with food allergies.

Article about food-allergy friendly kosher camps
A few camps are beginning to be more savvy about keeping their food allergic campers safe

Capital Camps in Waynesboro, PA-nutfree (Completely Nut-Free , Gluten-Free options, very accommodating). Star-K

Teaching Older Children to Manage Their Own Food Allergies
Empowering Kids to Manage Their Food Allergies- from
How to Teach Older Children about their Food Allergies-from

FAAN College Network- FAAN offers a comprehensive section on all you need to know for managing food allergies on campus. Students and parents please read this vital info. and keep it in mind during your college search process.
Kosher, Allergy-friendly Campus Dining- I'm in the process of compiling a list of campuses w kosher dining facilities that have arrangements for food allergic students. Campuses are listed on the Restaurant Directory tab of this site.