Allergies and School/Nursery

First do no harm – parents tend to overestimate risk of anaphylaxis, whereas there are clear consequences to restricting the child’s ability to sit with other children at snack/meal times, or restricting the food choices of other children.

Probably better to increase allergy awareness (which varies widely) than rely on classroom or school-wide bans [Dave Stukus editorial]

George Raptis has shown how allergy training can improve allergy awareness, not just confidence in managing an allergic emergency.

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