Food Allergy School and What Not To Do

Where back to discuss Part 2 in the series of how to prepare for school with a food allergy, this entry’s topic is Food Allergy School and What Not To Do. In case you missed it, check out the first post Prepare for School with a Food Allergy, Part 1 which has my Top 10 Tips to prepare for school with a food allergy. In this entry, I’ll share my Top 5 Tips of what not to do when preparing for school. Don’t forget, there’s one more in this series to come, What To Do When Your 504 Plan Is Violated, Part 3.

Food Allergy School and What Not To Do

1.  Don’t Sign A Release of Medical Records

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Never provide a release of medical records for your school.

When you think about your child’s food allergy, school and what not to do it’s very important to not feel pressured to make quick, uncomfortable decisions. Medical Information is extremely private and not meant for public consumption. Never sign a release of medical records to your school; there’s nothing worse than school staff or even a school nurse or health paraprofessional interpreting your physician’s diagnosis and notes and drawing conclusions regarding your child’s medical information. A letter from your allergist is sufficient. See the first in the series entitled, Preparing for School with a Food Allergy, Part 1. Continue reading

Prepare for Your Allergic Child’s Entrance to School

Hello Everyone!

I’m teaching a class at Linden Hills Coop on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 10 a.m. – noon on preparing for school with food allergies. Whether your child is entering kindergarten in the fall or a subsequent grade, learn how to partner with your school to establish a comprehensive 504, IHP and emergency plan all while encouraging food-free celebrations, activities and curriculums.

To register or learn more, check out this link: Preparing for School with Food Allergies

I hope to see you there!

Kristin