As we prepare our children to go back to school it is important to re-assess school preparedness in the management of food allergies, which includes identifying those individuals at risk for a severe food allergic reaction. A recent journal article highlighted that even with nut-free environments, allergic reactions to nuts still take place, and more common are reactions to other common food allergens such as milk and egg. Adolescents have been identified as a particular group at risk as they are immunologically more prone to severe reactions and often don't carry their epinephrine auto-injectors. Lets address these concerns on a community and on a personal level. In the upcoming weeks I hope to be in touch with local school administrators to plan for anaphylaxis management and for patients and their families with food allergy concerns, lets address them together. Schedule your initial consultation today.