Are Your Schools Prepared? Asthma & Allergy School Policies

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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!  

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2014 State Honor Roll of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools 

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!

 This post was sponsored by Single Edition Media. All thoughts are my own.

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16 thoughts on “Are Your Schools Prepared? Asthma & Allergy School Policies

  • August 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm
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    Great post and soo important since soo many children have allergies. A crazy one that I had no idea about till we meet our new teacher... she was allergic to chalk.. she said a lot of people are and she will not be using chalk in her classroom.. that was a first to me... BUT apparently isn't THAt unusual.. Thanks for sharing Reply
  • August 16, 2014 at 9:48 am
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    M/y daughter does not hae peanut allergies but she does have allergies and asthma, I am so glad I homeschool. So scary! Reply
  • August 16, 2014 at 8:58 am
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    This is such important information! Great articles, I have some reading to do! Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 11:46 pm
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    Although my daughter doesn't have any food allergies that we are aware of, I wouldn't be that worried if she did. At her school, she gets a very wide variety of things to choose from! Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 11:33 pm
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    My son has asthma and we have to be careful and make sure to get all the paperwork into place. Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
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    Thank goodness my niece and nephew don't have allergies like these. I've heard terrifying stories of kids with peanut allergies. It's like if they even LOOK at a peanut, bad things happen. It's scary. Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 10:22 pm
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    Wow, it is interesting to see the info on Texas. This will be very helpful info for so many parents, especially with school starting soon! Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 7:59 pm
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    I know our area does NOT match up since we have asbestos in our schools and such! I don't even think the allergy code is up to par. I do however remember they more recently had a separate table for nut allergies. Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm
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    My daughter went to a peanut free school when she was young. There are so many alternatives to peanut butter now that it seems to be a lot easier than it was back then! Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 5:12 pm
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    Ugh, I know Texas is horrible... I never had allergies until I moved there and they are not fun! Thanks for sharing so much great info Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 5:04 pm
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    I absolutely love this. I was a school nurse and one of my main focuses was to make sure the staff and parents were familiar with the signs, symptoms, and treatment for asthma and allergies. Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm
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    I would be interested to know what my own State is doing. Thinks for bringing up this important topic, I am going to look into it at my child's school as well. Reply
  • August 15, 2014 at 3:54 pm
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    I help provide daycare so I always try to be on top of allergies and prepared in case there is an unexpected attack. Even when I step in as a PTO volunteer I need to think smart! Reply

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