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As August quickly approaches, your kids may soon be heading back to school.

Worried about how their food allergies are going to be managed in the classroom, lunch room, on field trips and with learning activities?

If you haven’t already, you may want to contact your child’s teacher to discuss your child’s food allergies and how they will be safely managed at school.

CLICK HERE to find tasks for families dealing with food allergies to perform outside of school, key people to speak with at your child’s school and topics to discuss with your child.

While informal discussions and agreements may be sufficient, other times a more formal written plan may be preferred or necessary.

One such plan is called a 504 Plan.

Cindy Gordon, Vegetarian Mamma,  wrote a guest post about her 504 experience called Tips for Making the Most of Your Food Allergy 504 Meeting.


Here are additional helpful resources on 504 Plans including who is eligible, steps to obtain a 504 plan, sample accommodations and what to do if your child’s school violates the plan.



FAACT – Civil Right Advocacy Section 504 Plans


FARE – Section 504 and Written Management Plans


KFA – Sample Section 504 Plans for Managing Food Allergies


Protecting Students With Disabilities
Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities


Spokin Top 16 Answers: What is a 504 Plan and Do I Need One?


Podcast-Section 504 Plans and School-Aged Food Allergic Children


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