This page outlines the key components of effective school-based allergy and anaphylaxis management and provides practical tips and resources to help schools and primary care providers improve care for students with severe and life-threatening allergies.  

Best Practice and Clinical Guidelines for School-Based Management of Allergy and Anaphylaxis 

Policy Statement

School-based health centers can be an excellent resource for diagnosis, education, treatment, and care coordination. See the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement on this topic for more information about coordination between school-based health centers, primary care, and school health services. 

Key components of allergy management in schools

Other Resources

Collaboration to Support Students with Chronic Conditions, National Association of School Nurses
Compilation of resources on chronic condition management in schools
Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis, National Association of School Nurses
Includes a quality improvement monitoring checklist
Food Allergies in Schools Toolkit
Contains tip sheets, training presentations and podcasts to help school staff implement the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies
Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs
Contains guidelines and federal laws and regulations around food allergy management in schools
Last Updated



American Academy of Pediatrics