The Protecting Children with Food Allergies Act – S. 121, introduced by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) is endorsed and fully supported by the College. Our Advocacy Council reviewed the language and provided comments for improvements to Senator Duckworth’s team on the newly proposed legislation.
In order to protect children with food allergies, the proposed legislation will require all School Breakfast Program and National Lunch Program school food service personnel to be trained to prevent, identify and respond to food-related allergic reactions.
In addition, the special training will be offered to Special Milk Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Programs personnel. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service will be required to create and incorporate food allergy information into its nutrition education materials for participants under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
For more information, read the Protecting Children with Food Allergies Act summary.
The Advocacy Council – ADVOCATING FOR ALLERGISTS AND THEIR PATIENTS.