As part of our initiative with the Allergy Badge to create safer schools for those living with food allergies, we’ve prepared a list of Top Tips for Teachers to help them to be prepared and respond effectively to food allergies.
All school employees should be familiar with the type of foods that commonly cause food allergy, The Top 14 Allergens are:
Children can be, and often are, allergic to other food types in addition to the above list. Make sure you speak with the parent to ensure that you fully understand what triggers an allergic reaction.
Schools should prepare for responding to food allergies and anaphylaxis by developing an allergy and anaphylaxis management policy with information on what staff can do to provide a safer environment for children with food allergies.
We have created Allergy Awareness packs to help schools and teachers to educate school pupils, and create a safer environment for those living with food allergies. Our ‘Think Food Think Allergy’ packs are packed with fun activities to help raise awareness about food allergies and can be downloaded via the download button.
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