Peanut-free classrooms

5 Sep

Source bethlehem.patch

If you know that your child has a peanut or other food allergy, it is extremely important to inform the teachers and school administration of your child’s needs in the classroom. Supply the school with a list of foods your pediatrician has told your child to avoid and any medication that needs to be administered once a reaction occurs.

The Center for Disease Control reports that “food allergies cause 30,000 cases of anaphylaxis, 2,000 hospitalizations, and 150 deaths annually.” Furthermore, an estimated 3.3 million Americans are allergic to peanuts or tree nuts and 6.9 million are allergic to seafood, which boils down to the fact that one in 25 students will have a food allergy.

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