New Food Allergy Legislation in the Works!

Posted 3.3.09 | Nutrition Specialist
Last week, U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) announced his co-sponsorship of the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2009, a bill introduced by U.S. Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN). If passed, the Act would help schools protect the more than 2.2 million allergy prone little ones in the United States.The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2009 would provide voluntary, consistent food allergy guidelines for schools and incentive grants to schools that choose to implement these guidelines. The guidelines would be developed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education within one year of the enactment of this Act.

To read a one page summary of the legislation, click here.

This legislation is supported by the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, the National Association of School Nurses, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Food Allergy Initiative and the National Restaurant Association.

If you have any specific questions regarding the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2009, contact (202) 224-2823.

- Nita

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