Schools

Are US Schools Equiped to Handle 6 Million Kids with Food Allergies?

Allergen Free Flour Container - Cambro Blog1 in 13, or approximately 2 children per classroom have a food allergy. On top of that, almost 2.3 million children have experienced a severe allergic reaction, many at school.

Due to the limited size kitchens and storage areas, schools preparing allergen-free meals should carefully plan and prep these items on specific days and/or hours. Before preparing Allergen-Free meals the kitchen staff should be reminded that cooking does not eliminate the chances of a student having a reaction. Here are 6 steps to help you safely prepare allergen-free meals in your school kitchen.

Cambro’s NEW Allergen-Free Products help school foodservice operators:

  • Minimize risk by identifying ingredients and foods that are free of specified allergens.
  • Clearly identify Allergen Free storage containers, measuring cups and meals.

Visit www.cambro.com/AllergenManagement/ for more on our Allergen-free products and stay tuned for more information and tips!

Are your looking for resources to safely serve students with allergies? Check out http://www.foodallergy.org/resources/schools for samples action plans to fill out and keep on hand for students with food allergies, CDC guidelines, training opportunities for your staff and more.

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