Books

Parents

  • The NEW Nut-Free Mom: A Crash Course in Caring for Your Nut-Allergic Child by Jenny Kales
  • One Of The Gang by Gina Clowes
  • How to Manage Your Child’s Life-Threatening Food Allergies: Practical Tips for Everyday Life by Linda Marienhoff Coss
  • The Peanut Allergy Answer Book by Michael Young
  • Understanding and Managing your Child’s Food Allergies by Dr. Scott Sicherer
  • The Food Allergy Experience by Dr. Ruchi S Gupta MD MPH & Denise Bunning

 Kids

  • The Princess and the Peanut: A Royally Allergic Tale by Sue Ganz-Schmitt and Micah Chambers-Goldberg
  • Allie the Allergic Elephant by Nicole Smith
  • The Bugabees: Friends With Food Allergies by Amy Recob
  • Food Allergies and Me: A Children’s Book by Junper Skinner
  • The Day I Met The Nuts by Mary Rand Hess
  • The No Biggie Bunch Everyday Cool with Food Allergies by MMSc Michael Pistiner MD
  • Alexander Storybook Series – available at FARE (FAAN)

Products

Food Allergy Awareness Items – Stickers, Tattoos, Lunch Bags, Signs, Cards and more! www.peanutfreezone.com

 Magazines

Allergic Living http://www.allergicliving.com

Living Without http://www.livingwithout.com

 Audio/Video

Parents

 

Kids

 

Allergy & Asthma Information in U.S. & Canada

 

  • CSACI (Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology) www.csaci.ca

 

Information for Schools

 

“Managing Food Allergies in School – What School Staff Needs to Know” (video/slideshow) from AllergyHome http://www.allergyhome.org/schools/management-of-food-allergies-in-school-what-school-staff-need-to-know

“Food Allergies and Schools: Keeping Students Safe And Ready To Learn” (video) from NSBA – http://esgn.tv/clients/nsba/food_allergies

Food Allergy Video Clips from NSBA –  http://www.nsba.org/Board-Leadership/SchoolHealth/Food-Allergy-Schools/Food-Allergy-Videos

“How to C.A.R.E. for Students with Food Allergies: What Educators Should Know” (online training) from AllergyReady.com http://allergyready.com

Free Downloads from FARE:http://www.foodallergy.org/section/helpful-information

NCHS Data Brief  “Food Allergy Among U.S. Children: Trends in Prevalence and Hospitalizations” www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db10.htm 

National School Safety and Security – http://www.schoolsecurity.org

CDC – “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Centers” www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foodallergies/pdf/13_243135_A_Food_Allergy_Web_508.pdf

NEA Health Information Network: “Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know” http://www.neahin.org/educator-resources/foodallergybook.html

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: “Food Allergy Management & Education” (FAME)  http://www.stlouischildrens.org/health-resources/advocacy-outreach/food-allergy-management-and-education

 

Cafeteria

School Nutrition Association – Food Allergy Resources podcasts/webinars

http://www.schoolnutrition.org/Content.aspx?id=14376

CDC’s “Food-Safe Schools Action Guide” http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/foodsafety/actionguide.htm

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Resources for Special Needs/Food Allergies: 
 http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Guidance

FAACT’s “Guidelines for Food Service Personnel in Schools” http://www.foodallergyawareness.org/education/for_school_personnel-3/food_services-7/

 

Nurses

Food Allergy Toolkit for School Nurses

www.nasn.org/ToolsResources/FoodAllergyandAnaphylaxis

Tools To Help School Nurses Educate Faculty and Staff

http://www.allergyhome.org/schools/tools-to-help-school-nurses-educate-faculty-and-staff/ 

Auvi-Q how-to video: http://www.auvi-q.com/auvi-q-demo

EpiPen how-to video: https://www.epipen.com/about-epipen/how-to-use-epipen

Adrenaclick how-to video: http://209.115.108.151/~adrenacl/how_to_use_epinephrine_injection_USP_auto_injector.php

Mylan’s EpiPen4schools (See if your school can qualify for free Epipens) http://epipen4schools.com/Default.aspx

 

Bus Drivers

FAACT’s “Bus Drivers and Transportation Checklist” http://www.foodallergyawareness.org/media/educationresources/Bus_Drivers_and_Transportation_Checklist_FINAL%2012-28_PDF.pdf

FAACT’s “Bus Drivers and Transportation” http://www.foodallergyawareness.org/education/for_school_personnel-3/bus_drivers_%2B_transportation-5/ 

 

Teachers

FARE’s Checklist for Teachers: http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=136

 

Activities for Students

 

Label Reading

 

Cross-Contamination

 

Safe Snacks

  • Snack Safely has a list of peanut, nut and egg free snacks. Make sure you get the updated list!! And ALWAYS check the label of products before purchasing! www.snacksafely.com

 

Field Trips

FAACT’s “Field Trips for School Personnel” http://www.foodallergyawareness.org/education/for_school_personnel-3/field_trips-6/

 

 Sample Letters

Sample Letters from Allergy Safe Communities

Principal:

http://www.allergysafecommunities.ca/letter-from-principal-elementary/

Teacher:

http://www.allergysafecommunities.ca/letter-from-teacher-elementary/ 

Informational Letter “Does your child’s classmate have a peanut allergy?” www.peanutfreezone.com/letters

  

Food Allergy Action Plans

 

 

State and National Guidelines

 National

National School Board Association – “Safe at School and Ready to Learn: A Comprehensive Policy Guide for Protecting Students with Life-threatening Food Allergies” http://www.nsba.org/foodallergyguide.pdf

 State

Several states have developed guidelines:  http://www.foodallergy.org/laws-and-regulations/statewide-guidelines-for-schools

  

504

 

Wrightslaw (Special Education Law on 504/IEP) http://www.wrightslaw.com

U.S. Department of Education: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html

“Section 504 Primer for Parents & Educators of Children with Food Allergy and Asthma” by Education & Advocacy Solutions http://www.foodallergyadvocate.com/Section504IDEA.htm

“Section 504 Plan Outline” by Education & Advocacy Solutions http://www.foodallergyadvocate.com/504Plan.htm

“Section 504 and Written Management Plans” by FARE http://www.foodallergy.org/advocacy/disability

“504 plans for food allergies & anaphylaxis” by Team Anaphylaxis http://teamanaphylaxis.weebly.com/504-getting-started-booklet.html

Individualized Health Care Plans vs. Section 504 Plans by KFA(video) http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/food-allergy-school-health-plans-504-vs-ihcp-video-and-resources

Support Groups/Playgroups

 

Kid’s With Food Allergies- http://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/groups.php

No Nuts Mom’s Group – http://nonutsmomsgroup.weebly.com/groups.html

FAAN- http://www.foodallergy.org/support-groups

Anaphylaxis Canada – http://www.anaphylaxis.ca/en/i_want/resources/support_groups.html

 

Disclaimer

 

The resources listed above are provided for informational purposes only. They are intended to be used as a guide to assist you in working with your doctor/allergist and team members. Neither the author nor Peanut Free Zone, LLC is responsible for the content of these resources, sites or organizations. Any information found should not replace professional medical advice. Please discuss all questions of a medical nature with your doctor/allergist.