Managing Food Allergies in School: What Educators Need to
If your district has not yet implemented a food allergy policy and management plan, it’s time you did.
By Eleanor Garrow
An estimated 2.2 million school-age children in the United States have food allergies, and that number seems to be on the rise. What’s more, survey studies indicate that one out of six kids with food allergies will have an allergic reaction while in school and that 25% of these reactions will be first-time reactions. If your district has not yet implemented a food allergy policy and management plan, it’s time you did.
Regardless of whether you
are managing food allergies in school for the first time, are a seasoned
pro, are looking to strengthen an existing management plan, or want
guidance to creating a new one, the following steps are key to your food
allergy plan’s success. These steps are focused at the
school-level but require the support of district leaders to be
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Eleanor Garrow is vice president of education and outreach for the Food Allergy Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) in Fairfax, Virginia. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Portions of this article have been reprinted or adapted from FAAN’s Food Allergy News (Vol. 18, No. 6) and Food Allergy News for School Nurses (Fall, 2006 and Fall, 2009).
Plan to attend Eleanor's Pre-conference Workshop on Food Allergy Management in Schools at the ASBO Annual Meeting Expo in Seattle, Washington, September 16–19, 2011.
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April 2011 Table of Contents
KIDS AND COMMUNITY
8 Managing Food Allergies in School: What Educators Need to Know
By Eleanor Garrow
12 Educator as
Entrepreneur: Bringing Community Services to Schools
By Raffaella Borasi, Ph.D., with Ralph Spezio, M.Ed.
15 Secrets to
Success in School Nutrition
By Nancy Rice, M.Ed., RD, LD, SNS
18 A Model for
Healthy Change in Our Nation’s Schools
By Alicia M. Geddis
Funding: Community Partnerships and Public Education
By Sherri-Lin P. DiNello, CPA
Business Management: The International Dimension
By Geoff Southworth, OBE, and Trevor Summerson
Unwarranted Unemployment Claims by Substitutes
By Michael Blackstone
ASBO International's Annual Meeting Expo:
Build Your Case. Convince Your Stakeholders. Go for the Experience
30 $ense and Social Responsibility
By Lisa Sparrow
4 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Investing in Our Students
By Charles E. Linderman, RSBA
Power of the Pen
By Siobhan McMahon
Our Kids, Our Community
By John D. Musso, CAE, RSBA
32 LEGAL AND
Highly Qualified Teachers and NCLB: An Elusive Partnership?
By Charles J. Russo, J.D., Ed.D.
Automating HR: Increasing Empowerment and Accountability
By Shawn Cabey and Christine Carmichael
37 TIPS, TOOLS, AND
By William Flaherty
Timing Your School Promotion to Optimize Success
40 SPOTLIGHT ON NANCY WHITE
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