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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:58 am 

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:55 pm
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Location: Vancouver, BC
I did some training for supervision aides in my district today, and most of them had never been trained at all, in spite of being employees for 15 years. This is a really underserved group, and they are likely to be the ones who have to deal directly with kids having food reactions, as they supervise at recess and lunch, when food is being eaten. At these times, teachers and administrators are having their own lunches and are not available. Supervision Aides don't usually work full days, so they are rarely included in Staff Meetings, so it is worth asking your principal directly about how supervision aide training will occur.

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:34 am 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
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Location: Ottawa
Good point!

Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb

PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 7:05 pm 

Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:45 pm
Posts: 803
Location: Vancouver, BC
Thanks Pam! You are awesome, and I, for one, appreciate all the work you do to raise awareness!

DD 2004 Allergy to peanuts, egg, sesame, and new: lentils and chick peas
DS 2006 Allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, kiwi fruit, eczema

PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:43 pm 

Joined: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:00 am
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A few years ago we got our school to provide basic first aid training (mostly choking and epipen) to the lunch supervisors. The school division paid for the training and more importantly for these very part-time employees, their time was paid!

Even when the full-time staff are on lunch, there is a Teacher in Charge at my kids school.

For regular staff, first aid about health issues in the school is done annually (e.g., depending on the students at the school).

Many jobs also required current first aid certificates.

me: allergic to crustaceans plus environmental
teenager: allergic to hazelnuts, some other foods and environmental

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