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“About 7.6% of children have food allergies, while less than half of those have an epinephrine auto-injector prescription, according to a new study based on parent surveys. Peanut, milk and shellfish were the most common allergens. ” -according to the American Academy of Pediatrics 2018
Weston Food Allergy Community (WFAC) -Facebook Website
Weston Public Schools Food Allergy Policy -last updated 2017
Weston Public School Food Services
Weston Public School- INDIVIDUALIZED LIFE THREATENING ALLERGY EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
Weston Public School -Food Allergy Guidelines -Elementary Policy- last updated 2017
Weston Public School- Food Allergy Guidelines -Secondary Policy- last updated 2017
Massachusetts Law regarding access to epinephrine in schools
Food Allergy Research & Education® (FARE)
Food Allergies | Healthy Schools | CDC
Food Allergies in School- toolkit CDC
Managing Food Allergies in Schools, The Role of School
Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies In Schools – Massachusetts
School guidelines for managing students with food allergies – Wrightslaw
A 504 Plan outlines how a school will address the individual needs of your child. Learn how to develop one with your school team.
Books for Parents:
Feeding Eden: The Trials and Triumphs of a Food Allergy Family by Susan Weissman
Weissman has a written poignant memoir of her son’s potentially deadly food allergies and has captured everything a parent of an allergic child feels. From diagnosis through management, her story will definitely hit home with allergy parents.
Caring for Your Child With Severe Food Allergies: Emotional Support and Practical Advice from a Parent Who’s Been There by Lisa Cipriano Collins
Food allergies can be life-threatening, and parents are often completely overwhelmed when their child is diagnosed. This book, by another parent of an allergic child, covers all kinds of situations, experiences, and feelings parents may have when dealing with severe allergies. It covers everything from identifying allergies to developing community awareness. Very handy!
Books for Children:
The ultimate list of Food Allergy Books for Kids