Phew! The very long over due Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines, “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools, Early Care and Education Programs” has just been released. This has been a very long and slow process that so many of us have worked on for years. My son and I attended the Food Allergy Research and Education’s (then FAAN) Kids Congress back in 2007 seeking support of National Food Allergy Management Guidelines from Senator Harry Reid. The Guidelines are a direct result from The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act-–which ultimately was attached to the Food Safety and Modernization Act that was signed into law on January 4, 2011. It took almost three years to get here, but alas it is here!
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines, “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools, Early Care and Education Programs”
I haven’t had the chance to read it yet and am anxious and hoping to no end, that the guidelines are good ones! So many new things have been learned in the past few years and I’m very curious if the data that was pulled together in 2011 has been updated?!
Good job to FARE and the past employees who are no longer with FARE, who worked very hard on getting the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act passed–which created the requirement for these new guidelines! Congratulations to all the families who wrote endless letters of support to their Senators and Congressmen in support of these guidelines. In Nevada, we wrote letters, sent banners and created artwork for Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign and then Congressman Dean Heller–it was a labor of love.