STATE CONCERNS OVER FOOD ALLERGY PLAN IN SCHOOLS

By Bob Katzen

On March 22, 2018, the Education Committee recommended that the House approve a bill that requires all schools to develop a Food Allergy Management and Prevention Plan to address food allergy safety and training. The plan would apply to all members of school staff including teachers, administrators, school nurses, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers and athletic coaches. The bill was sent to the Senate Ways and Means Committee which has sat on it since then.

Supporters say the requirement will prevent allergic reactions and save the lives of young students.

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