After School Programs: Epi Pen

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Peanut/Nut Allergies Lack of Support from Moms at School

D.S. asks from Chicago

My son has peanut & nut allergies. We recently enrolled him in a new school (he is in Kindergarten). The teacher sent a note to all the parents in the class that on...


Poll for Allergy Mommas - What Is Your First Line of Defense?

L.C. asks from Los Angeles

I am so sad whenever I hear about a child dying of anaphylaxis after eating something they were allergic to. But I'm very curious. Every time I read an article abou...


Peanut Allergy and School

J.C. asks from Champaign

Is anyone familiar with Illinois food allergy legislation law? Or have experience dealing with public school on managing food allergy in school? My daughter is read...


Play Date and Allergies?

A.F. asks from Lancaster

My daughter is 6 years old, has a tree nut allergy and starting to embrace the "play date." She has an epi-pen, and knows how to use it. How do you all handle play d...


Calling Moms of Children with Food allergies....what Is Your School's Epi Policy

A.R. asks from Chicago

Hi Moms: My son has a peanut allergy. Like many of you we carry and Benadryl, epi pen and albuterol inhaler everywhere. No problem, I just carry a bigger bag.:) ...


Peanut Free School

D.H. asks from Canton

I recently learned that my daughters elementary school will be peanut free. I need some suggestions on what to give her for lunch. Her pediatrician wants me to give...


Worried About Child with Severe Allergy Attending Preschool

J.M. asks from Los Angeles

Hi moms. My 2-year old has been diagnosed with a severe allergy to sesame. 3 nights ago he had a severe reaction and I had to administer an epi-pen and call 911. T...


Starting School

J.L. asks from Sarasota

My daughter is allergic to peanuts, eggs, fish, milk. She will be starting kindergarten in August and I'm very nervous. Tried to teach her not to share food with anyo...


Looking for Food Allergy Studies and Advice

K.W. asks from Pittsfield

I have a 5 year-old with severe life threatening food allergies that include wheat, milk, eggs, oats, barley,rye, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. I have had to previ...


504 Plan?

P.K. asks from Denver

In a recent allergy question mamas were giving advice about a 504 plan for a new kindergarten student with a nut allergy. What is it? My son is starting a preschool i...