In the ongoing battle of keeping food allergic kids safe at school, camp, dance, swimming, Tae Kwon Do, or any other recreational sport for that matter it takes lots of planning. One of the most important things that I have done is create Emergency Health Care Plans for Food Allergies for both of my boys. I laminate them with a photo of each allergic kid and on the back is step-by-step directions on the use of an Epi-Pen. These fact sheets are distributed all over each school and are even hanging in my kitchen for babysitters or friends who come over and are curious about what to do in case of a allergic reaction. I also keep a copy in each medicine bag at school, home and in the car.
I have found that our Emergency Health Care Plans for Food Allergies open up communication and helps other parents who read it at school to be mindful of my kids’ allergies.
Take a look here. Emergency Health Care Plan for Food Allergies
I’m curious. What do you use to communicate with others about your child’s food allergies? Please share your tips here.