Useful Allergy resources for schools
This list includes official guidelines, action plans, policy tools and just a few interesting articles that address issues around allergy management in schools. Informative resources from other countries are included for their forward thinking approaches.
Also please go to our Childcarers and Teachers section of the website for more informative fact sheets.
The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Guidelines: managing patients with food allergy in the community
Muraro A, et al, on behalf of the EAACI Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Guidelines Group. 2014. Allergy. 69(8): 1046-57
This document is in place to guide and assist schools, academies, local authorities, health care providers, parents/caregivers, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS England and anyone who has an interest in promoting the wellbeing and academic attainment of children with medical conditions, including alternative provision, eg independent schools.
This BSACI Action Plan for Allergic Reactions is for children with mild to moderate allergies, who need to avoid certain allergens.
State of Victoria, Australia. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. 2012
Published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MRHA) - May 2014
The National Allergy Strategy Group(NASG)
The NASG is an alliance of the professional organisation BSACI (British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology), the patient charities, Allergy UK (AUK), The Anaphylaxis Campaign (TAC) and the Allergy Alliance (AA) and industry partners.
Department of Health – Agency of Human Resources VERMONT, USA - School Health - Clinical, Preventive, and Wellness Resources
School Health - Clinical, Preventive, and Wellness Resources
Anaphylaxis Canada - Schools
It is normal to feel a little anxious when your child starts school for the first time. Here you can find some useful resources for schools and families
AAAAI – Tips to manage food allergies in schools
While this video is aimed at American schools, much of it is transferable to the UK.
CDC – Food Allergies in Schools Toolkit
This website provides a great deal of helpful resources for schools, parents and health professionals.
Take a look at a Vermont school taking action against allergies.
Nut-free schools, gluten-free diets, careful with the carbs: anxiety around food is on the rise, and it’s not easy to sort the myth from the medical advice.
Tips and Tools for the Allergist and Nonallergist.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)
Florida Center for Allergy & Asthma Care
‘Some people think banning peanuts and other allergens from the classroom is a good idea and others feel it is a bit excessive’
Arlington Heights mom pushes for change; not all agree it's necessary
School district policy encourages no bans but still a way to go yet.
10 Tips for Managing Food Allergy in Schools - Anaphylaxis Canada
This 2013 slide show is useful based on the latest version of Canada’s “Anaphylaxis in Schools and Other Settings” guidance. Early on in the presentation they stress that allergen-free is not feasible and schools should work for allergy-safe environments by educating everyone about risk management. The bulk of the presentation is about emergency management and use of AAIs in schools.