Food Allergy Policy
Food allergies can be life threatening. The risk of accidental exposure to foods can be reduced in the school settings if schools work with students, parents, and physicians to minimize risks and provide a safe environment for food allergic students.
The focus of this portion of the website is to provide information on New Haven’s Food Allergy Management Plan. The plans purpose is prevention, education, awareness, communication and emergency response. The Food Allergy Management Plan is the basis for the development of the procedural guidelines that will be implemented at the school level and provide for consistency across all schools within the district.
The goals for the district wide plan include:
- To maintain the health and protect the safety of students who have life-threatening allergies in ways that are developmentally appropriate, promote self-advocacy and competence in self-care.
- To ensure that interventions and individual health care plans for students with life-threatening food allergies and are based on medically accurate information and evidence based practices.
- To define a formal process for identifying, managing, and ensuring continuity of care for students with life-threatening food allergies from Kindergarten through grade 12.