Local Policies Required by January 1, 2011
Per Public Act 96-0349, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), has releases the
Guidelines for Managing Life-Threating Food Allergies in Illinois Schools. Each local school board is required to implement a policy based on these guidelines.
Guidelines for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies in Illinois Schools
The following list of forms, documents and information are included in the above guidelines. Please feel free to directly copy or modify to fit school or district needs.
Nutrition Programs Division Accommodating Children with Special Dietary Needs
- Sample School District Policy for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies
A sample policy and administrative procedure are available through the Illinois Association of School Board's Policy Reference Education Subscription Service (PRESS). These sample materials were included in Issue 73, August 2010 of PRESS, and have been mailed to all PRESS subscribers. The Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) will also provide these sample complimentary to its member school boards and non-member school boards in Illinois that request them. To make a request for these samples, contact Brian Zumpf at the IASB Lombard location at 630-629-3776x1214 or
School Health Issues
Sources for Food Allergy Training