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Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know – Spanish

Schools and Food Allergies

At any time, school staff may need to respond to a food allergy emergency—whether in the classroom or cafeteria, or on the playground, athletic field, or school bus. That’s why it’s important for educators to know about food allergies and understand their role in helping to prevent and respond to allergic reactions in schools.

Learn more about food allergies on our website here.

What is NEA Healthy Futures Doing to Help?

NEA Healthy Futures and the U.S. Department of Agriculture partnered to publish The Food Allergy Book: What School Employees Need to Know. This booklet is designed to educate all school employees about food allergies and how they can help to prevent and respond to food allergic reactions in schools.

  • This free pocket-sized resource is available for download and answers:
  • What are the most common foods that might trigger an allergic reaction?
  • What are the signs and symptoms of a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction?
  • What is anaphylaxis?
  • What is your role in helping to manage food allergies in schools?

This booklet will give you information on what to do when a student is having a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction and will explain how you can help prevent reactions in your school.

An Excerpt from the Book/Un Extracto del Libro:

Ejemplo Situación: Selena el estudiante

El grupo de cuarto grado de la Escuela Shadyside tiene una fiesta de cumpleaños. Selena acaba de comerse una galleta que llevó a la reunion la madre de uno de sus compañeros. De pronto, se da ella cuenta de que tiene salpullido y ronchas en los brazos. Empieza a sentir que la falta el aire, asi que le avisa a Pam la Asistente de maestra que algo anda mal.

Pam piensa que Selena podría estar teniendo una reacción alérgica.

¿Sabes lo que Pam debería hacer?

Also available in English.

  • http://neahealthyfutures.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/foodallergybook_spanish.pdf

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