I recently had the opportunity to speak with Charlotte Collins, Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Being a big advocate for childhood food allergies, this was exciting.
Back to school time is scary, specially when you have a child with a food allergy that is anaphylactic. Forms have to be filled out for every medication, I have to make discussions with the school nurse and educators, set up an allergy action plan, contact the doctors for new medications and sit down with my child to make sure that he is ready to be in a new environment.. without mommy to help him.
Charlotte and and I had the opportunity to discuss the findings in the foundation’s new report the 2014 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools. Being in the state of Missouri, I was curious to see how we stacked up and why Missouri was not on the State Honor Roll as of yet. Check out the video below with some of my questions!
Are you curious to see how your state measures up with their Asthma and Food Allergy policies? Check out the 2014 State Honor Roll link above!
Is your school going peanut free? Or do you have a child with peanut allergies?
I’ve linked below some great articles to help with peanut allergies during the school year!
- The Ultimate List of Peanut and Tree Nut Free Snacks for Preschool
- 9 Nut Allergy Alternatives to Peanut Butter
- Nut-Free Lunch Ideas For Picky Kids
- Nut Free and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins
- PSA : Nut Allergy Warnings on Holiday Candy Packaging
- Nut Free Granola Bars Recipe | SunButter and Chocolate Chips
- Nut-Free Trail Mix – Chocolate Chip, Cherry & Granola
- Peanut Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
This post was sponsored by Single Edition Media. All thoughts are my own.