The DISD Health Services Team will be launching an Allergy Awareness program this month to heighten awareness of food allergies in the school system. The new education program, Be a Pal (Protect A Life) is designed to assist the health services team teach students about food allergies and how they can help their friends remain safe at school.
This program is designed by the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network and enhanced by the DISD Health Services Team.
"We are very excited about this program as food allergies are on the rise and every school and every student is affected in some way by food allergies," said Nurse Grubbs. "We will be sending home information about the basics of food allergies. Information will be shared in a variety of ways on each campus, from posters in the hallways and cafeterias to flyers and a newsletter. Our goal is that every student becomes more aware of the clinical signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction and how to contact an adult if another child is in need of assistance."
Access the Food Allergy Facts and Statistics website from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network:
School Nurse Role
The school nurse serves an important role in your child's education. The nurse provides health screenings as well as management of your child's health needs while they are attending school. If at any time during the school year your child is diagnosed with a new health condition please let your school nurse know. It is also very important to notify the school if there is an address or phone number change so that you can be promptly contacted if your child needs you.