(Richmond, VA, Wednesday, August 12, 2020) – Due to the global pandemic, as the upcoming school year approaches, parents and teachers have raised concerns about the risks to students with life-threatening allergies. Various agencies have issued information including guidance and considerations for schools. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has published considerations for ways in which schools can help protect students, teachers, administrators, and staff to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The U.S. FDA has issued temporary guidance that may impact food labels. These guidelines recognize the importance of helping to maintain healthy environments and helping to ensure the safety of children with food allergies, as food allergies are a growing food safety and public health concern that affect an estimated 8% of children in the United States. That’s 1 in 13 children, or about 2 students per classroom.

Back-to-school check-ups may be the only opportunity kids and teenagers have with their pediatrician every year, when they get routine immunizations and can get refills on their epinephrine auto-injectors. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reported that pediatricians across the U.S. have seen a drop in the number of children coming in for appointments since the outbreak of COVID-19 in communities.

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