Children are the largest population group affected by food allergies. At Penn Charter, we are food-allergen aware. We have instituted a team approach to educate faculty, staff and other students regarding a student's specific food allergy. Our food allergy program focuses on identification of students and developing a working individualized plan to meet their needs as a member of our school community.
Faculty and staff are instructed yearly on the food allergy program protocol, signs and symptoms of severe reactions and the use of emergency medications, like the Epi-pen. New families with children with food allergies are required to meet with the school nurse prior to the start of classes.
Our food allergy program has proven to be effective and empathetic to the needs of all members of our community. We strive to provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment in which the student learns to navigate his world.
Please click on the following links for more information on Penn Charter food allergy programs:
Food Allergy Program - Information for Lower School Families
Food Allergy Program - Information for Middle & Upper School Families
Food Allergy Research & Education