First off, if you are a school visiting this site, it is a very good sign. That means you are taking this allergy very seriously. Here are some important tips for a school to follow to help create a safe environment.
- Have a direct line of communication with the families of children with the peanut allergies.
- Listen to all suggestions from the peanut allergic families.
- Have an emergency action plan in place in case a child goes into anaphylactic shock.
- Educate all the people in your school community about the horrors of this health risk.
- Never be afraid to let the staff know this is a fatal food allergy.
- Consider what type of lunchroom procedure you would like to follow.
- Talk about the dangers of this allergy at PTA meetings, back to school nights, newsletters, board meetings, or staff meetings to ensure everyone understands the seriousness of this allergy.