Food Allergy Guidelines

Public Act 96-0349

Food Allergy Guidelines Committee

  (Completed June, 2010)

By July 1, 2010, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), shall make available to each school board guidelines for the management of students with life-threatening food allergies developed by an ad hoc committee.

The ad hoc committee shall include:

The food allergy guidelines shall include:

*School and district administrators, teachers, school advisors and counselors, school health personnel, and school nurses

By January 1, 2011, each school board shall implement policy based on these guidelines.  Also, at least every two years, an in-service training program for school personnel who work with students must be conducted by persons with expertise in anaphylactic reactions and management.


Nutrition Programs Division; Illinois State Board of Education, 800/545-7892 or

Division of Food, Drugs and Dairy; Illinois Department of Public Health, 217/785-2439