Food Allergy Resources


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Food Allergy Fact Sheets

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Food Allergies for School Nutrition Program Directors - training resources

Managing Food Allergies in Schools - video 

Managing Food Allergies in Child Care Centers - video

The Managing Food Allergies in School Nutrition Programs online course can be found on the ICN Online Courses page. - Food Allergy Tools for Schools - from  Dr. John Lee and Dr. Michael Pistiner, pediatric allergists.

CDC Food Allergies in Schools Information

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) - 

Safe at School and Ready to Learn: a Comprehensive Policy Guide for Protecting Students with Life-Threatening Food Allergies - from National School Boards Association (NSBA)


School Nutrition Foundation Food Allergy Resource Center:

School Nutrition University

The Food Allergy Management course is designed to assist school nutrition professions in preparing for and appropriately serving students with allergies. This course will help professionals:

  • Understand the need for a food allergy policy, a food allergy plan, training, and swift action in response to symptoms of an allergic reaction.
  • Understand the federal laws that affect how schools manage life-threatening food allergies, the USDA Guidance for School Food Authority regarding food allergies, tools to use at school, and students' rights and responsibilities under the laws.
  • Know how to read ingredient labels to identify allergens.
  • Understand the need for standard operating procedures to prevent cross contact of foods and surfaces with known food allergens, and the difference between cross contact and cross contamination.
  • Know the cleaning procedures for eliminating allergen residue from hands, cafeteria surfaces, and kitchen equipment.

This course is offered at no charge and is available in Spanish as well.

Archived Webinar Wednesday
Teamwork is Key to Successful Food Allergy Management in Schools

Webinar Wednesday/USDA Food Allergy series


Guidelines & Practices - Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies In Elementary School Children
Guide developed by the Ann Arbor (Michigan) Public Schools.
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Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in Schools - Massachusetts Dept. of Education
A guide from the Massachusetts Department of Education for child nutrition programs in their state.
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Guidelines for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies in Connecticut Schools
Guide developed by the Connecticut Department of Education.
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Food Allergy Guidelines for Nutrition Programs (Illinois)
Guide developed by the Illinois State Board of Education.
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Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs
Published by the CDC in 2013, this guide offers suggestions for dealing with food allergies in the school setting.
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