Food Allergy Research

New Study: Training School Nurses Increases Availability of Epinephrine

A single food allergy education session for school nurses helps ensure better management of the disease and increased availability of epinephrine auto-injectors, according to a recent study published online Nov. 8 by the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. In 2011, nurses employed by the Houston Independent School District participated in a training… Continue reading New Study: Training School Nurses Increases Availability of Epinephrine

School Resources

A School Nurse’s Perspective on How to Keep your Child With Food Allergy Safe at School

by Cathy Owens, RN, M.Ed, NCSN, ERSN All schools have a duty to provide a safe environment for children and to act appropriately in an emergency.  We know that nearly six million children have a food allergy-which equates to approximately two per classroom! Additionally, according to the CDC, food allergies have dramatically increased since 1997… Continue reading A School Nurse’s Perspective on How to Keep your Child With Food Allergy Safe at School