CISD has developed the following procedures to ensure the safety of students with food allergies:
- Identify students with food allergies upon registration. Parents that complete the registration forms are asked to identify on the student information page any allergies and medical issues.
- The school nurse along with the parents and the child’s physician will develop an emergency action plan.
- Staff are trained to recognize signs and symptoms of food allergy reactions and medication administration. With parent permission, the child’s allergy information will be shared with pertinent staff.
- Strategies used to reduce the risk of exposure to common food allergies include cleaning of surfaces, alternate food choices in the cafeteria with a doctor note, modifying snacks in classroom, informing appropriate people that a severe food allergy is known in their child’s homeroom.
- Students who have epi-pens will keep those in the school office unless a doctor requests that it be kept with the student at all times.
- Annual review of the District’s food allergy management policy.
- Review of procedures and individual care plans after an anaphylactic reaction.
CISD refers to the guidelines below:
Guidelines for the Care of Students With Food Allergies at Risk for Anaphylaxis
Students with severe known food allergies and who are at risk for anaphylaxis should have the following form filled out by their physician and returned to the school office.
Food Allergy Emergency Plan: