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School and Allergies, Asthma

U.S. Passes School Allergy Law

The U.S. Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act was signed into law by the President on Jan. 4. The aim: safety in schools.

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Teaching Teacher About Allergies

Schools in Alberta now have access to a new online program with information and tips on how to protect allergic students.

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Teen Has Fatal Reaction at School

Tragedy has struck a Chicago school: 13-year-old Katelyn Carlson has died after eating Chinese food that was supposed to be safe.

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When The Teacher is a Food Allergy Bully

It was bad enough that Stephanie Brown’s son Jacob had allergies to corn and egg, and couldn’t eat anything his fellow students were buying in the cafeteria. She had spoken repeatedly to Jacob’s Grade 6 teacher about what he could and couldn’t eat. She’d asked the teacher to let her know when there would be […]

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Bullying Rampant Among Allergic

Thirty-five per cent of kids with food allergies over the age of five have experienced bullying, teasing or harassment related to their allergies, according to a new study.

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The Lunch Patrol

Our allergy support group took on the local school board over the issue of 10- and 11-year-old student volunteers supervising children while they were eating. Good news: we carried the day, and our children head back to school this year with vastly improved meal supervision. Allergic Living asked me to share our group’s story, since […]

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It’s Off (Gulp) to Kindergarten

The start of kindergarten is bittersweet for most parents. On one hand, we’re excited for the new experiences that await our youngsters as they begin their school careers; at the same time, we mourn the passing of the baby years. How quickly they grow up. While our first-born child, Julian, is now in university, I […]

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Who’s Watching Lunch?

Alarm bells went off for Sarah Cameron* that day in 2008 when her 8-year-old daughter came home from school in a state of high agitation. There had been an incident during lunch break. The girl recounted how one of two Grade 6 monitors supervising the kids in her classroom had ordered her to sit at […]

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School Hub

Schools and Allergies Resource Hub – U.S.

Allergic Living’s exclusive School Tools, including articles, action plans and more

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Sabrina’s Law: The Girl and the Allergy Law

Originally published in Allergic Living’s Spring 2005 edition. In the radio documentary she made, Sabrina Shannon, just shy of 10, holds the microphone in front of her mother and asks what it’s like to have a daughter with allergies. Then she adds: “Do you think I’m beautiful?” With mock earnestness, Sara Shannon replies, “I think […]

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