(BPT) - Back-to-school season is in full effect and parents are preparing their children for a safe and successful school year. At the beginning of the school year, many teachers organize a list of parents who will supply treats for special occasions throughout the year. For students, treat time at school is a big deal. The children look forward to sampling the different goodies, and the parents consult with each other and explore recipes to find the perfect treat that everyone will love.
As the school year gets underway, parents, teachers and school staff need to keep in mind children who have food-related allergies, both in the classroom and in the school building. Food is a very important part of the school day – from snacks and treats to the lunch served, but children with food allergies could face extreme consequences if they come in contact with certain foods.
All states have laws governing how schools protect students and employees with allergies and asthma, but these laws vary from state to state. Some have comprehensive public policies supporting people with asthma, food allergies, anaphylaxis risk and related allergic disease, and those states are recognized by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s (AAFA) State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools. AAFA’s State Honor Roll identifies how states either excel or don’t yet make-the-grade for these policies. Check out what laws and policies have been established in your state at www.StateHonorRoll.org.
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