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ERIC Number: EJ807560
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Addressing Food Allergies
DeVoe, Jeanne Jackson
District Administration, v44 n6 p28-33 May 2008
Since 1960, the incidence of food allergies in children has grown fivefold, from 1 in 100 children to 1 in 20 children, according to the Food Allergy Initiative. Food allergies cause anaphylactic shock, the most severe type of allergic reaction, which can lead to death within minutes if left untreated. While there are no standard guidelines from the federal government, many states are developing food allergy plans, and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) and related organizations offer guidelines that district leaders can use. Some districts have comprehensive guidelines in place, while others have informal action plans or no plans at all. In this article, the author discusses several approaches that schools can adopt for dealing with food allergies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A