The Centers for Disease Control has worked with NASN, the Food Allergy Research & Education and the National School Boards Association to develop comprehensive guidance and resources for food allergy and anaphylaxis management in the school setting.
The voluntary guidelines assist school nurses in developing or enhancing a comprehensive food allergy management program for the school community. The checklist provides an overview of how to use this document and provide leadership in the individual school nursing practice.
Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies In Schools and Early Care and Education Programs - This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention.
Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies FAQs from the CDC
Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs – A Checklist for School Nurses from NASN
Checklists - Assess your program's readiness
Sample District and Support Policy Checklist
Sample Care Planning Checklist
Sample Staff Training Checklist
Sample Fostering Partnerships and Quality Monitoring Checklist
Sample School Practices Outcome Evaluation Checklist
Sample Plan of Care Outcome Checklist
Fact Sheet: What School Nurses Need to Know about Parents of Children with Food Allergies
Sample School District Anaphylaxis Policy
Parent Notification of a Food Allergy in the Classroom Letter - English, Spanish, Somali, Hmong
Welcome Back to School Letter – Child with Food Allergy
Sample Food Allergy IHP Template
AAAAI Anaphylaxis Emergency Action Plan
AAP Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan
Food Allergy Research and Education Food Allergy Action Plan / Emergency Care Plan
Suggested Nursing Protocol for Students without an Emergency Care Plan
Sample Epinephrine Reporting Form
Family Allergy Health History
NASN Guidelines for Health Personnel in Allergy Management
Food Allergy Research and Education - Resources for Schools
Epi Everywhere! Every Day! School-based Anaphylaxis Preparedness: Policies in Practice
A video from Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics
Collins S., Patel S. (2009). Development of clinical policies and guidelines in acute settings. Nursing Standard. 23, 27, 42-47. Date of acceptance: October 13 2008.
Links to State Guidance on Food Allergies
Food Allergy Resources for School Nurses - Literature Review
Page last updated February 2014.