Although food ban policies were once considered a necessary solution for managing certain food allergies in the cafeteria, experts are now encouraging a more strategic approach.
Five Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Food Allergies
Peanuts, shellfish, eggs, soy and wheat—these are just some of the food allergies that school nutrition professionals must navigate in order to prepare nutritious meals for students.
Food allergies are serious business—equip yourself to keep your school cafeteria safe for all students with these resources.
The Big Nine
More than 90% of food allergy reactions are attributed to nine common foods. What are they, and how dangerous can they be?
Food Allergy Training
Learn the protocol for handling allergic reactions if and when you find yourself in a critical situation in the cafeteria.
Use this toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to implement the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies.
Ask the Allergy Expert
Submit your questions on food allergy reactions, treatment and research.
Don’t mess with misinformation when it comes to food allergies. These convenient resources have all the facts you need to know.
Food Allergy FAQ
Being knowledgeable on the subject of food allergies is all about creating a safer, more socially comfortable environment for students.
May marks Food Allergy Awareness Month, which is a great time to get educated about the importance of proper allergen labeling, managing allergen exposure in the cafeterias and the potentially life-threatening nature of severe allergic reactions.