Food Allergy Plan
According to FAAN, The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (www.foodallergy.org), approximately 3 million children in the U.S. under the age of 18 has a food allergy. Studies have indicated that 16-18% of school-age children who have food allergies have had a reaction in school. In an estimated 25% of the cases, the reaction occurs before the student has been diagnosed with food allergies.
Gertrude B. Nielsen Child Care has developed policies to handle medical emergencies, and take preventative measures to avoid a child's exposure to a known food allergen. Physicians, families, and school staff work together to formulate reasonable and practical plans that will keep students with food allergies safe. Allergy Action Plans are set up for all children with known allergies and emergency medications are safely stored on site.