A didactic educational session led to a significant improvement in how much private school employees knew about food allergies, regardless of their education level and whether they were a parent, according to findings presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “Six to eight percent of children have food allergies, and 28% of anaphylaxis-related fatalities occur in school,” Maya Gharfeh, MD, pediatrics, allergy and immunology, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and colleagues wrote. “School personnel should be educated for recognition and treatment of food allergy-related reactions and anaphylaxis.”

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