Food Allergy Management Information For Parents

  • Nurses

    • Parents are to provide Food Allergy Assessment form to be completed by attending physician which gives specific information regarding the allergy, history and medication orders. This information and current physician orders are to be provided on a yearly basis.

    • The school nurse will write an appropriate plan based on documentation.

    • Medications are kept in the nurse’s office and other strategic places in the building as deemed necessary. Older students may carry emergency auto-inject epinephrine as deemed appropriate by the school nurse in IHP/504.

    • Nurses have stock epinephrine in the event of an unexpected, undiagnosed anaphylactic reaction.

    • Any questions regarding your child’s allergy plan please contact your building nurse.

    Teachers

    • Teachers are notified of food allergies via the district electronic data base and in the case of severe food allergies via the IHP/504.

    • All staff members, including bus drivers have been trained on the topic of anaphylaxis and the use of auto-inject epinephrine.

    • Alternative food choices for parties may be provided by parents of students with food allergies at the elementary level.

     

    Cafeteria/Food Service

    • Cafeteria electronic system identifies students who have a plan for severe food allergies. This presents at the point of sale.

     

    Transportation

    • Children who have a plan for severe food allergies are identified on the bus driver list.

    • WCASD Transportation policy states that there is no eating on the bus. Bus drivers are trained to support this policy.