Iowa School District – experiences with Food Allergy

2 Oct

ICCSD aids kids with food allergies

ICCSD health services director Susie Poulton said 150 students reported some form of food allergy this school year, including 95 who are allergic to peanuts. Another 26 students have an allergy to milk, she said. This mirrors the rest of the nation, where according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, nearly 6 million children have a food allergy.

Poulton said food allergies appear to be on the rise, partially because of the district’s growth and a more diverse student body.

“I think parents are doing a better job of notifying us,” she said. “We’ve (also) seen an increase in health conditions, such as diabetes, as we grow.”

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: