Students with chronic health conditions can function at their maximum potential if their needs are met. Their attendance, alertness and physical stamina will improve; they will have fewer symptoms and restrictions on their participation in physical activities and special events and they will experience fewer medical emergencies.
What PTAs Can Do
- Anaphylaxis: Be Aware, Prepared and Ready to Respond: A three-part video series is designed to help create a safer environment for children with severe allergies.
- Safe at School (American Diabetes Association): A campaign dedicated to making sure all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same opportunities as their classmates.
- Food Allergies: What PTOs and PTAs Need to Know (Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE): Review National Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools, including recommended practices to help ensure students with food allergies are safely included.
- The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know (NEA Health Information Network): A booklet providing information on the signs and symptoms of food allergy reactions, how to respond to food allergy emergencies, and how to prevent reactions by creating allergen-friendly classrooms.