Checklist for Facilities/Custodial Staff

  • Follow school district food allergy policy and procedure

    Be aware of:

    • What food(s) the student can or cannot eat
    • Emergency Care Plan (ECP)/Food Allergy Action Plan (FAAP)
  • Best practice
    • Identify all potential non-food allergens, including these items: cleaning supplies, paints, work materials, or other substances in the school and remove
    • Routinely clean all tables, chairs and floors after each seating
    • Give special attention to allergen free eating areas/tables, use separate cloths or appropriate disposable wipes effective in removing allergen traces
    • Routinely clean classroom, desks, computer keyboards, doorknobs, lockers, give special attention to classrooms with children with life-threatening food allergies
    • Take all complaints seriously from students with life-threatening food allergies
  • Prevention

    Participate in Education/Training (at least annually and as needed)

    • Learn signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction
    • What to do if an allergic reaction occurs
    • How to use epinephrine auto-injector
    • School‘s emergency response protocol
  • Review
    • Food Allergy Information poster
    • Location of epinephrine auto-injector
    • Who will give the epinephrine auto-injector