Current Allergy and Asthma Reports

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 304–310

Addressing Food Allergy Issues Within Child Care Centers

FOOD ALLERGY (D ATKINS, SECTION EDITOR)

DOI: 10.1007/s11882-012-0264-5

Cite this article as:
Leo, H.L. & Clark, N.M. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2012) 12: 304. doi:10.1007/s11882-012-0264-5

Abstract

The prevalence of food allergies in the pediatric population has risen significantly in the past decade. School districts and advocacy groups have made progress in developing systematic approaches to address pediatric food allergies; however, the widespread variance in child care settings, organization, and staff training still presents unique challenges. Addressing these obstacles requires multiple approaches to policy and guideline formulation and dissemination. This review discusses current issues in food allergy prevention and education in child care settings and offers potential solutions.

Keywords

Child care Preschool Food allergy Children Policy Education Anaphylaxis Development Pediatric 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Managing Chronic DiseaseUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA