- Food allergens may be hidden in art supplies. Make sure the art teacher is aware of your child's allergies and contacts parents if there are any questions about supplies used in the classroom.
- In music class, many instruments are passed around for children to try. Find out about the cleaning of these instruments. Ask for a specially designated set for your child if you are especially concerned.
- Computer kepyboards may harbor food allergens. Does your child (or teacher)need to wipe down the keyboard before beginning computer class?
Food Allergies at School: More Tips
As the new school year gets underway, do not forget about "special area" teachers when creating a food allergy management plan.