AASA supports school system leaders in reducing the burden of childhood asthma in  school districts.

 Focuses on six overarching actions that demonstrate how families, communities, and schools can create a coordinated approach to the management of childhood asthma.Spanish   PowerPoint also available

A one-stop online resource for school leaders to obtain information, forms and templates to communicate about asthma management in schools with staff, parents, the community and the media. 

This checklist is intended for school administrators to use to help identify areas of asthma management the district is already doing well, as well as areas in which to focus more energy.

The Spring 2003 issue of School Governance & Leadership covers asthma, indoor air quality, asthma management, policies and procedures in schools, and liability and litigation issues. 

NSBA provides resources to help improve policies and practices that support the health and wellness of a student with food allergy.
NSBA provides resources to help improve policies and practices that support the health and wellness of student with food. - See more at: https://www.nsba.org/services/school-board-leadership-services/food-allergiesschool-health#sthash.5OWJWNMO.dpuf
NSBA provides resources to help improve policies and practices that support the health and wellness of student with food. - See more at: https://www.nsba.org/services/school-board-leadership-services/food-allergiesschool-health#sthash.5OWJWNMO.dpufprovides

School policy resources
for managing Asthma and Severe Allergy at school


FAME is designed to:

  • Provide schools with the components of a comprehensive school-based food allergy program to promote best practices
  • Offer resources and materials to schools and families across the country on creating a safe, nurturing educational environment for children with food allergies
  • Increase awareness that children with asthma and food allergies have an increased risk of anaphylaxis which is a rapid, severe allergic reaction. It can cause difficulty breathing, swelling, dizziness, and even death          

FAME is offered free of charge and covered by generous donations to the St. Louis Children's Hospital Foundation

Voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies in schools and early care and education programs

In consultation with the U.S. Department of Education and a number of other federal agencies, CDC developed the Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies which provides practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and ECE program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention.

Food allergy publications & resources

Many resources found on this page.

Asthma guidelines & resources

Many resources found on this page including:

   Concrete suggestions for schools working to improve the health and             school attendance of students with asthma

asthma publications & resources

Many resources found on this page

Nebraska School Policy bank  - Nebraska policies

AIRE Nebraska would like to collect school policies for asthma and severe allergy.  Please send us yours at andrea@airenebraska.org.  These can become valuable resources for schools looking to update their policies.  Thank you!

  • School Food Allergy Guidelines                                                  Statewide guidelines for school food allergy management have been published in many states.
  • Managing Food Allergies in the School Setting: Guidance for Parents                                                                                       Created to help parents send their children with food allergies off to school, this resource addresses key issues, from providing information and medication to the school to coping with bullying.
  • Be a PAL  

The Be a PAL: Protect A Life™ From Food Allergies education program can help children learn how to be a good friend to kids with food allergies. Parents, teachers, scout troop leaders, youth group leaders, or coaches can use the resources on this page to present the program. 

 Allergy & Anaphylaxis: A Practical Guide for Schools and Families, is an informational and educational guidebook to advise parents, school nurses and staff on how to help at-risk students stay safe at school. The guide is divided into three sections, with a bonus section available exclusively online, and is accessible as a download.

This guide is intended for use as a tool for allergy management in the school setting. The information, recommendations and content are based on best practices. Each school, school nurse and medical director must exercise independent professional judgment when practicing in accordance with their state’s practice acts as well as applicable school district policies and procedures.

American Lung Association

The Asthma 101 booklet is an excellent starting point to learn about asthma. This 47-page booklet describes how asthma impacts the lungs, signs and symptoms, medication and environmental treatment, and self-management strategies. An asthma action plan and medication delivery device instruction sheets are also included.

allergies & anaphylaxis at school: real world solutions by aanma

In this show hosted by Dana Wallace, MD, allergist and President, American College of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, a mom of two children with food allergies, a school principal, school psychologist and school nurse tackle hot topics like "peanut-free" tables, and how to know whether a child is ready to self-administer auto-injectable epinephrine, the only drug that reverses an anaphylactic episode.

No one should die from an asthma attack or severe allergic reaction.