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Food Allergies
If your child has a serious food allergy, these pages will help you and your student to plan your child's meal selections in the cafeteria.  Make sure and notify your school nurse -See guidelines and forms below.


Guidelines and forms for children at risk for anaphylaxis related to food allergy can be found here: 


***More and more children each year are diagnosed with allergies. Some of these allergies are to food items. A life threatening food allergy is one that has or may result in, the inability to swallow or breathe.

An allergic reaction to food may begin with many different symptoms such as itching, tingling or swelling of the lips, tongue, or mouth/ hives, itchy rash, swelling of the face or extremities/ nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea/ tightening of the throat, hoarseness, hacking cough, difficulty swallowing/ shortness of breath, repetitive coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing/ thready pulse, low blood pressure, fainting, paleness, blueness.

Common foods that are associated with these types of symptoms may include peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, milk, soy, corn, seafood and others. Unfortunately, these foods are found as ingredients in, or are processed around, many other foods.

If you child has experienced any of the above symptoms and you believe that it is related to the ingestion of a particular food, please consult with your child's pediatrician.

In an effort to provide consistent, safe care for those students who have a life threatening food allergy, we request that documentation from your child's physican be provided to the school clinic. This will allow the nursing, dietary and educational staff to develp a plan of care for these students.

Please understand that unless medical documentation signed by your child's physician is provided, no food substitutions will be offered. Students and parents will remain responsible for providing or choosing foods that are appropriate for themselves or their children. This includes foods provided by the cafeteria at breakfast and lunch time, STAAR snacks, school parties and student birthday parties and all other school sponsored activities.

Please contact your school nurse if your student has a life threatening food allergy, and she will provide you with the appropriate forms to take with you to the physician's office.

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance in providing the necessary documentation related to your student's medical needs.