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Allergies/Food Allergies And Special Dietary Needs   

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The district is committed to working in cooperation with parents, students, and physicians to minimize the risks of accidental exposure to allergens and provide a safe educational environment for all students.

The Governing Board does not believe it is in the best interest of children and their families to outright ban individual children from bringing any particular food or substance to school. However, when community members, parents and students provide food for groups of children, whole classes or for schoolwide events, the Board encourages all to be mindful and respectful of classmates who may have allergies, and thus provide foods (and other substances) to students that can be eaten by all students participating in those activities.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop guidelines for the care of students with allergies that focus on prevention, education and awareness of allergy management.

Such guidelines shall include, but not be limited to, strategies for identifying students at risk for allergic reactions, avoidance measures and other means to manage allergies, education of staff regarding typical symptoms, and actions to be taken in the event of a severe allergic reaction.

Parents/guardians shall be responsible for notifying the Superintendent, Principal or designee, in writing, regarding any allergies or other special needs of their child in accordance with administrative regulation.

Students shall not be excluded from school activities based solely on their food or other allergies.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

49407 Liability for treatment

49408 Emergency information

49414 Emergency epinephrine auto-injectors

49423 Administration of prescribed medication for student

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

600-611 Administering medication to students

15562 Reimbursement for meals, substitutions

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974

1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29

701-795a Rehabilitation Act, including:

794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1751-1769h National School Lunch Program

1771-1791 Child nutrition, especially:

1773 School Breakfast Program

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 7

210.1-210.31 National School Lunch Program

220.1-220.21 National School Breakfast Program

225.16 Meal programs, individual substitutions

Management Resources:

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS

Training Standards for the Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors, December 2004

FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS NETWORK (FAAN) PUBLICATIONS

School Guidelines for Managing Students with Food Allergies

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PUBLICATIONS

Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs in the School Nutrition Programs: Guidance for School Food Service Staff, Fall 2001

WEB SITES

American Dietetic Association: http://www.eatright.org

American School Food Service Association: http://www.asfsa.org

California Department of Education, Health Services and School Nursing: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: http://www.foodallergy.org

International Food Information Council: http://ific.org

National School Boards Association, School Health Programs: http://www.nsba.org

U.S. Department of Agriculture: http://www.fns.usda.gov

Policy SAN CARLOS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: January 16, 2014 San Carlos, California