CDC's New Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools

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New Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools

New Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune / February 21, 2014)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed first-of-their-kind voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies at school.

According to the report, studies show that 16-18% of kids with food allergies have had a reaction from accidental ingestion of allergens at school.

The guidelines encourage administrators to organize a coordinated approach with clear leadership to develop a comprehensive plan that involves training and education of teachers regarding food allergies. 

Click here to read the new guidelines from the CDC.

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