Checklist for Volunteers

  • 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)
    • Individual Health Plan (IHP)
    • 504 Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 
  • Best practice
    • Have students wash hands or use hand wipes before/after eating
    • No food sharing
    • If meals/snacks are permitted, designated staff will wash all tables/chairs before and after use for students with LTFA, using separate cleaning supplies
    • 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
    • Identify and have a means of two-way communication (ie. cell phone, two way radio, intercom)
  • Review
    • Location of epinephrine auto-injector
    • Who will give the epinephrine auto-injector
    • School district food allergy policy and procedure