Food Allergy Management Program
(refer to Board Policy 7:285)
School attendance may increase a student’s risk of exposure to allergens that could trigger a food-allergic reaction. A food allergy is an adverse reaction to a food protein mediated by the immune system, which immediately reacts causing the release of histamine and other inflammatory chemicals and mediators. While it is not possible for the District to completely eliminate the risks of exposure to allergens when a student is at school, a Food Allergy Management Program using a cooperative effort among students’ families, staff members, and students helps the District reduce these risks and provide accommodations and proper treatment for allergic reactions.
If your child has a food allergy, contact the School Nurse and provide an “Allergy Emergency Care Plan” with parent and physician signature. All medical forms used in District 28 may be downloaded under Families/Medical_Forms