Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Research presentation
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×
Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Research presentation

2,328
views

Published on

Published in: Education

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
2,328
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
16
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. School Preparedness for Students with Severe Food Allergies
  • 2. School Preparedness for Students with Severe Food Allergies
    Nuts, Dairy, Gluten, Soy… any commonality?
    Yes! All are allergens!
    Allergy or Intolerance?
    Symptoms are common for both.
    6 - 8% of elementary students are affected
    18% Increase in past decadein cases
  • 3. Problem statement
    Due to the rise of food allergies – severe or otherwise – in young children, it is imperative that elementary schools protect their students’ health.
  • 4. What you need to know…
    • Food allergies are more prevalent in children
    • 5. They are sometimes “outgrown”
    • 6. 4 out of every 100 children has a food allergy
    • 7. Increased risk for developing other allergies
    • 8. Children with coexisting allergies are more prone to anaphylaxis and death
    • 9. 3.9% of children under 17 affected
  • This means that…
  • 10. Tell Me More…
    • No significant difference between genders
    • 11. More likely to affect non-Hispanic children
    • 12. 84% of food reactions happen in schools
    • 13. Most schools do not use the current Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s (FAAN) Food Allergy Action Plan
  • What is FAAN?
    The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network’s Food Allergy Action Plan, or FAAN, is a government supported guideline for food allergy safety.
    This includes (and is not limited to) :
    • Schools be knowledgeable about current state and district policy and law
    • 14. Include students with food allergies in school activities
    • 15. Inform staff of the nature of the allergy
  • How does this affect them?
    According to recent studies:
    Rise in food allergy related bullying at schools
    34% of parents say school attendance has been affected by the allergy
    25% of first time reactions occur in schools
  • 16. Research Purpose
    The goal of this research is to understand what makes a school’s food allergy preparation plan successful in ensuring student safety.
  • 17. Significance of the Study
    This study is important because…
    For parents, to provide them with an insight into school safety
    measures to assure their child is not exposed to allergens;
    For schools, to raise awareness of practices and policies for the
    treatment of students with food allergies.
  • 18. Conclusion
    What we found:
    • Food allergies are on the rise in young children
    • 19. Schools are underprepared to handle emergency reactions and overall safety of students
    • 20. Food safety is a major concern in schools
    • 21. Most schools do not enact the FAAN recommended plan
    • 22. More needs to be done to educate parents, teachers, staff and students
  • Bibliography
    Aleccia, J. (2010, September 28). Peanut menace? bullies use food to torment allergic kids. Retrieved from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39389689/ns/health-allergies_and_asthma/
    Branum, A.M., & Lukacs, S.L. (2008). Food allergy among u.s. children: trends in prevalence and hospitalizations. NCHS Data Brief, (10), Retrieved from http:// www.sflorg.com/comm_center/medical/pdf/637_48_01.pdf
    Gelfand, J.L. (2009). Is it a food allergy or intolerance?. Retrieved from http:// www.webmd.com/allergies/foods-allergy-intolerance
    Lowry, F. (2010, September 29). Kids with food allergies often harassed and bullied. Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/729624
  • 23. Bibliography, cont.
    Powers, J., Bergren, M.D., & Finnegan, L. (2007). Comparison of school food allergy emergency plans to the food allergy and anaphylaxis network’s standard plan. he Journal of School Nursing , 23(5), Retrieved from http://nsca.allenpress.com/ content/23/5/252.abstract doi: 10.1177/10598405070230050301
    School guidelines for managing students with food allergies. (2009, November 10). Retrieved from http://www.foodallergy.org/page/food-allergy--anaphylaxis-network- guidelines
    The facts about the increase of allergic disease in children. (2008, July). Retrieved fromhttp://www.kidswithfoodallergies.org/resourcespre.php? id=118&title=the_rise_in_childhood_food_allergies