Tips for Grown-ups
Prepare for school and camp.
Allow your child to have a great time and be peanut-free among friends.
- Talk with your child's teacher, the school principal, and the school nurse to be sure they are aware of your child's allergy. Submit your IHP or EAP written plans to the school or camp nurse. Give them any medications your child would need in case of an allergic reaction or emergency, such as antihistamines, asthma inhalers, and epinephrine auto-injectors. Check your school or camp policy on "nut-free" zones and other related rules.
- Bring non-food items and prizes for parties.
- Watch out for possible bullying or teasing by other kids, especially if your child has to sit at a separate lunch table. If your child experiences bullying, report it to the school administration.
- If your child has a friend who has peanut allergies, pack a snack or lunch without peanut products so they can eat together.