Because life-threatening allergies may be undiscovered, it is important for ministries to consider implementing prevention policies generally to avoid a surprise reaction. Changing snack procedures to use only “peanut free” products (as indicated by a special symbol on the product package) is one way a general policy can help prevent a reaction. Also, using latex-free gloves for diaper changing, food prep and other activities is a policy that will reduce the chances of a serious latex reaction.
If you found this information helpful, you might be interested in this other resource from Brotherhood Mutual:
Learn more about keeping snack time safe with our article, Managing Food Allergies.
Look over the Sample Special Medical Needs Agreement and review it with your attorney.
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