Food Allergy Management Plan

The District shall develop and implement a student food allergy management plan that includes the components below.

General Procedures

Procedures to limit the risk posed to students with food allergies shall include:

Specialized training for employees responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the District's food allergy management plan.

Awareness training for employees regarding signs and symptoms of food allergies and emergency response in the event of an anaphylactic reaction.

General strategies to reduce the risk of exposure to common food allergens.

Methods for requesting specific food allergy information from a parent of a student with a diagnosed food allergy. [See FD]

Annual review of the District's food allergy management plan.

Students at Risk for Anaphylaxis

Procedures regarding the care of students with diagnosed food allergies who are at risk for anaphylaxis shall include:

Development and implementation of food allergy action plans, emergency action plans, individualized health-care plans, and Section 504 plans, as appropriate.

Training, as necessary, for employees and others to implement each student's care plan, including strategies to reduce the student's risk of exposure to the diagnosed allergen.

Review of individual care plans and procedures periodically and after an anaphylactic reaction at school or at a school-related activity.

Emergency Care of Anaphylaxis

For a student with a known history of anaphylaxis, the student's health-care provider orders shall be followed. In the absence of provider orders or medication present in the school, the standard protocol and the stock epinephrine auto-injector may be used in accordance with the standing doctor's order for epi-pen use by trained staff in the event of a life-threatening reaction.


Information regarding this policy and the District's food allergy management plan shall be distributed annually in the student handbook and made available at each campus.

Northwest ISD


LDU 2016.01

DATE ISSUED: 2/10/2016