The Childcare and Preschool Guide to Managing Food Allergies

Posted on: Thu, 07/03/2003 - 10:03am
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FAAN sells a $75 set of materials called "The Childcare and Preschool Guide to Managing Food Allergies". Has anyone purchased this, and was it worth the money? I includes a couple of videos, but am mostly interested in the binder of training materials. I will be meeting with my daughter's preschool teacher in August, and may buy this for that purpose.

Posted on: Fri, 07/04/2003 - 2:46am
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Here are some links that likely provide as much if not more information:
[url="http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/aaia/AAIAarticles/guide.htm"]http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/aaia/AAIAarticles/guide.htm[/url]
[url="http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/onpp-bppn/anaphylaxis_e.html"]http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hpfb-dgpsa/onpp-bppn/anaphylaxis_e.html[/url]
[url="http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/teacherall.html"]http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/teacherall.html[/url]
[url="http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/childcare1.html"]http://www.calgaryallergy.ca/Articles/childcare1.html[/url]
[url="http://allergies.about.com/cs/school/index_2.htm"]http://allergies.about.com/cs/school/index_2.htm[/url]
I hope these help.
Also American preschools by law must be prepared to administer epinephrine to a child requiring this medical attention, (if you're American.)

Posted on: Wed, 07/09/2003 - 7:26am
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I bought it, and wished I'd bought the regular school version instead. It seemed much more comprehensive.
Kay

Posted on: Wed, 07/09/2003 - 9:42am
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Can you tell me more about it??

Posted on: Mon, 07/14/2003 - 12:37am
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Eliza'smom,
The Preschool guide lacked a lot of the how-to's the school version seemed to have. Plus, it was only good for the two years she was in preschool -- and didn't make a difference anyway. One school (ok, more than one school) was hateful, one school welcomed my daughter -- and it was all in the personality of the owner, not how well they were prepared.
Kay

Posted on: Mon, 07/14/2003 - 12:41pm
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I figured that the "It Only Takes One Bite" Video sells for $20, the "Alex. the Elephant" video for $15, the poster for $5, the epi-trainer used to sell for $3.50, so that left about $31.50 to go towards the manual. So the $75 didn't seem that bad for all that material.

Posted on: Mon, 07/14/2003 - 10:17pm
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I am most interested in finding out about the manual. Can someone please describe the contents? Anyone want to sell one? Thanks for all your responses!

Posted on: Mon, 07/14/2003 - 10:27pm
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The table of contents are:
1. Why We Need to Work Together (2 pages)
2. Minimizing Liability (11 pages)
3. Day-to-Day Avoidance Tips (13 pages)
4. Creating a Plan (14 pages)
5. What Others Have Done (5 pages)
6. Allergy Free Recipes (4 pages)
7. Food Allergy Facts (6 pages)
8. Allergy Terms (2 pages)
9. Ingredient Terms (1 page, plus laminated how to read a label card)
10. For More Information (4 pages)
11. References (2 pages)
I have not had a chance to go through the manual yet, or to actually try to used it with the school.
Maybe you could call FAAN and talk to them about the contents of the 2 manuals and see if they can give you any advice.

Posted on: Mon, 07/14/2003 - 10:53pm
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It is helpful at dd's school

Posted on: Tue, 07/15/2003 - 12:36am
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Does it recommend that preschools eliminate peanut butter from their menus?

Posted on: Sat, 06/12/2004 - 12:50am
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