Dear SVCS Families,
Thank you for the beautiful Nurse’s Day Cards, drawings and well wishes- your kindness is very much appreciated! We hope you are doing well and all of our SVCS Moms had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
In addition to Mental Health Awareness, May is also National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and this week is Food Allergy Awareness Week. The following links provide tips and resources for managing these conditions and preventing life threatening emergencies. Please also see the attachment- My Classmate Has a Food Allergy, How Can I Help.
Food Allergy Awareness Week
Approximately 32 million Americans have food allergies, and nearly 6 million of those are under the age of 18, that’s 1 in 13 children. A food allergy is an abnormal response by the immune system to a food protein. The only way to prevent food allergies is to avoid the food. Ninety percent of all reactions are caused by the following foods: Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, shellfish, soy and sesame. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: hives, swelling, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, coughing, loss of consciousness. Symptoms can be severe and lead to an anaphylactic reaction which can be critical if left untreated.
Just for kids from the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (use as you see fit for your child/children)
Children’s Mental Health Awareness