Eanes ISD

FAQs

The number of students with severe and life threatening food allergies, especially those with tree nut allergies, is increasing nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that four to six percent of children in the United States are affected by food allergies. Food allergies result in more than 300,000 ambulatory-care visits a year among children under the age of 18.

Eanes ISD implemented Nut Free classrooms in 2003, as allergies became more prevalent at the elementary campuses. While allergy management has previously been addressed through Individual Health Plans, the marked increase in cases caused the District to evaluate its practices related to food allergies. In response, the District created the Food Allergy Management Plan in the Spring of 2014, with input from parents, school nurses, Special Education staff, administration and the School Safety & Health Advisory Council (SSHAC). The Superintendent approved the regulation August 11, 2014, and the regulation was then revised in March 2015 with input from the same stakeholders.

Below are frequently asked questions; for specific information as relates to students in the District, please contact your campus nurse.



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