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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:26 pm 
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I am hoping to get some advice on school field trips. An all day ski trip is being organized and I am looking for some advice on how to help my school provide a safe,event free day for the anaphylactic children. I feel comfortable with all the basic steps(my child has multiple food allergies) but would like to hear from anyone who has organized something like this in the past.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:27 pm 
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This has me curious as well because my daughter's ski trip is approaching. There are at least 4 students with anaphylactic allergies going on her trip.

Our thought was the basics ---- packing her food and reminding her to wash well before eating...

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Here are the rules we had for these types of field trips.

Rule # 1 - No food allowed on the bus - PERIOD - for anyone! I think this is the most dangerous part of the trip!
Rule # 2 - allergic children only consume food that they bring from home (hand washing is always an expectation)
Rule # 3 - provide extra Epi to First Aid Staff and teacher/supervisor who remains in the Chalet - this is in addition to the Epi that is on the child.
Rule #4 - Have Fun!

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