Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 10-16

Food Allergy Awareness Week will be observed May 10-16, 2020. Recent events have highlighted the importance of being prepared. Keeping children with food allergies safe and healthy can present a special challenge in early care and education programs if you are not prepared. Learn to modify the early learning and school-age program for a child with a food allergy and plan for handling a food allergy response by using the ECELS-developed Food Allergy SLM Module in the PA Keys PD Registry.

The module uses the interactive curriculum from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). It includes a video and mock epinephrine (EpiPen®) demonstration. Practice reading food labels to find hidden ingredients that are the same as common food allergens. Learn the basics of food allergy and allergen types in foods. Discuss how to modify the early learning and school-age program for a child with a food allergy and plan for handling a food allergy response. PA Keystone STARS Performance Standards LM.2.5 specifies policies relating to care plans for children with special needs including food allergies.