Food Allergy Management Plan
Background: Senate Bill 27 from the 82nd Texas legislative session requires school districts to adopt board policy addressing health and safety protocols for students with severe food allergies.
Procedures to limit the risk posed to students with food allergies shall include:
Employees Specialized Training
For The Development, Implementation, and Monitoring of the District’s Food Allergy Management Plan.
Awareness Training For Employees
Regarding signs and symptoms of food allergies and emergency response in the event of an anaphylactic reaction.
Strategies To Reduce Student Food Allergen Exposure Include:
Methods for requesting specific food allergy information from a parent of a student with a diagnosed food allergy.
Campuses shall ensure that:
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will review the District Food Allergy Management Plan annually and as needed.
Procedures regarding the care of students with diagnosed food allergies who are at risk for anaphylaxis shall include:
Parents of students with severe food allergies are responsible for notifying the district of the nature of their student’s allergies and should complete the appropriate documentation, including the Request for Food Allergy Information and the Food Allergy or Medical Dietary Substitution Request.
The Food Allergy Action Plan will be completed by the parent and the student’s physician. All documentation should be returned to the student’s school. The parent should then schedule an appointment to review the documents with the school nurse or the campus principal. The required forms are available on the Troy ISD website.
Information regarding this policy and the district’s Food Allergy Management Plan shall be made available at each campus and available on the Troy ISD website.
District employees will not give a student prescription medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements, with the following exceptions:
Only authorized employees, in accordance with policies at FFAC, may administer:
In certain emergency situations, the district will maintain and administer to a student nonprescription medication, but only:
A student with a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) may be permitted to possess and use prescribed anaphylaxis medication at school or school-related events only if he or she has written authorization from his or her parent and a physician or other licensed health care provider. The student must also demonstrate to the school nurse the ability to use the prescribed medication, including any device required to administer the medication. If the student has been prescribed an anaphylaxis medication for use during the school day, the student and parents should discuss this with the school nurse or principal.