This FREE online training hosted by FARE, the Center for Food Allergy and Asthma Research at Northwestern University, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital is appropriate for all adults working with young children in any setting. It provides necessary information, strategies, and resources to address food allergies in early childhood spaces. CE credit is available for early childhood professionals.
It’s easy to enroll!
- Go to: http://www.foodallergyacademy.org/
- Click “Register for Account” (if you are a new user) to create a free account.
- In the search box enter the word “STOP”
- Select the training “STOP. LOOK. ASK. GO: Food Allergy Education for Early Childhood Professionals”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), food allergies are common, affecting 4% – 6% of children and 4% of adults.
Infants and young children are at a greater risk of potential food allergy symptoms; as providers, we must be well informed and prepared. This fact sheet from the National Food Service Management Institute provides answers to common food allergy questions
If you have children in your care who have food allergies, these resources from the Institute of Child Nutrition can be very helpful.
This food allergy fact sheet for family child care gives information and tips for creating a food allergy policy and food allergy plans for children with food allergies:
This sheet of frequently asked questions helps to answer common questions that family child care providers might have about children’s food allergies: