Weekend Pick from Parenting in the Loop
Now that many schools are back in session it is time for kids with allergies to begin another challenging year in some cases as they try to avoid exposure to their food allergens.
Here is a great piece in Spokin that I thought would be handy for those parents of kids with food allergies.
Only one weekend post for this week while I am enjoying a back to school adventure in Los Angeles.
1. Label your child’s lunchbox with their allergies. Big + Bold
2. Review your lunchroom or cafeteria menu ahead of time and make alternative plans for high-risk days. When our lunchroom serves fish sticks, we ask our school to allow for our fish allergic daughter to eat lunch in a separate area.
3. Make arrangements for having the lunch area wiped down including the tables, both the top and underneath, and chairs each day to avoid cross contact. My daughter has a sesame allergy, so we need to be careful in the event a child wipes hummus on or under the table. Depending on the school, I ask the person who is closest in proximity to my daughter to execute this task.
Source: Maggie’s lunchroom guide
Enjoy one of the few summer weekends left.