Food Allergies In School

The following link provides information on the Food Allergy Guidelines as outlined in Public Act 96-0349 that was effective January 1, 2011.

The Act mandates that all children with food allergies must have an Emergency Action Plan and a 504 Plan or Individualized Health Care Plan (IHCP).

An in-service training program for school personnel who work with students must be conducted by persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and management every two years. It is recommended that a medical emergency response drill be conducted twice a year.

Illinois Food Allergy Emergency Action Plan and Treatment Authorization Form

ISBE Resources

Click this link for information on:

  • Constructive Classroom Rewards
  • Sample 504 Plan
  • Sample Individualized Health Care Plan
  • Sample Allergy History Form

CDC Toolkit For Managing Food Allergies in School 

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