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Food Allergies & Dietary Restrictions

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Understanding Food Allergies
and Dietary Restrictions

Supporting Students with Special Dietary Needs

Understanding food allergies is crucial for student safety

Food Allergies

  • Recognize common allergens.
  • Learn to read food labels for allergen information.
  • Always ask parents/guardians for allergy details.

Dietary restrictions vary and require accommodation

Dietary Restrictions

  • Identify dietary restrictions of individual students.
  • Offer alternative meal options.
  • Communicate with parents/guardians to ensure understanding.

Properly manage food allergies for student safety

Food Allergies Management

  • Be aware of emergency procedures.
  • Know the location of epinephrine auto-injectors.
  • Review and follow individualized allergy action plan.

Effective communication

Communication & Collaboration

  • Maintain open lines of communication.
  • Involve school nutrition services.
  • Collaborate with parents, guardians, and students.

Educate students about food

Teaching Allergy Awareness

  • Include allergy awareness in the curriculum.
  • Organize discussions and activities on the topic.
  • Encourage understanding and empathy.

Equip students with nutritional

Food Allergies & Dietary

  • By understanding and accommodating food allergies and dietary restrictions, we create a safe, inclusive, and supportive school environment for all students.

Promote an allergy-friendly

Allergy-Friendly Environment

  • Educate students about food allergies.
  • Implement allergen-free snack policies.
  • Encourage empathy and inclusivity.

Meeting dietary restrictions requires flexibility

Accommodating Dietary Restrictions

  • Offer diverse menu options.
  • Label dietary-restricted items.
  • Educate students about dietary choices.