Starting kindy or school is an especially big step for any child, but it can be even more challenging if your child has a chronic medical condition like an EGID/EoE or food allergies.
Here are a few tips for the start to the school year:
The above will hopefully help to prompt you on the steps to starting the school year but it is not exhaustive.
We wish everyone a great start to the school year!
The National Allergy Strategy has released the 'Best practice guidelines for anaphylaxis prevention and management in children’s education and care services' which includes important information and awareness about EoE from page 36 and 'Best practice guidelines for anaphylaxis prevention and management in Schools' which includes important information and awareness about EoE from page 33. The new guidelines provide consistent, evidence-based, best practice guidance to help reduce the risk of anaphylaxis in these settings while supporting children to participate in the full range of activities. The www.allergyaware.org.au website also has supporting resources and is an important website to share with your school.
An idea for when you order name labels is to buy
the bigger ones (our sample is for Medium Name Labels available from Bright Star Kids) that allow an extra line and have your child’s name on the top line/s and list their allergies/medical alert on the additional line. They do have some
allergy specific icons available and you can also buy alert bag tags.
Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia
Allergy Aware - A hub for allergy awareness resources
ASCIA - Information for Schools and Early childhood education/care
Asthma Australia - How to Manage Asthma at School
Cincinnati Children's - Going to College with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder
Department of Education, Skills and Employment – The Inclusion Support Program works with child care services to identify and address any barriers to inclusion
Department of Education, Skills and Employment – The Disability Standards for Education 2005 clarify the obligations of education and training providers, and seek to ensure that students with disability can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability.
Eczema Support Australia - School Kit
Happy Tummies Blog - Making Back to School Easier
Kids with Food Allergies - Managing Food Allergies at School
Page last modified: 9 January, 2023