Bill Text – AB-2640 Pupil health: food allergies: California Food Allergy Resource Guide. – California Legislative Information


49414.2.

 (a) The department shall create a publication entitled the “California Food Allergy Resource Guide” for voluntary use by local educational agencies in the state to help protect pupils with food allergies. In creating the guide, the department shall ensure all of the following:

(1) The focus of the guide is to provide local educational agencies, caregivers, and pupils practical information, planning steps, and strategies for reducing allergic reactions to food within schools and early education centers.
(2) The guide references the most recent version of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care Education Programs.”
(3) A summary of the specific state and local laws relevant to the issue of pupils with food allergies in schools are included to serve as a complement to the federal laws and regulations included in the federal guidelines identified in paragraph (2).
(b) The content of the California Food Allergy Resource Guide shall include, at a minimum, all of the following:
(1) A compilation of state and federal resources available for pupils with food allergies.
(2) Methods and qualifications necessary for pupils to initiate individualized food allergy management and prevention plans.
(3) Potential strategies to minimize the risk of food allergy anaphylaxis in school.
(4) Methods to obtain ingredient lists for foods served to pupils at school from each of the school’s food service providers.
(c) A local educational agency is encouraged to follow the California Food Allergy Resource Guide created pursuant to this section and use it as an equitable resource to ensure the inclusiveness of pupils with food allergies at school and is encouraged to make it available to pupils annually.
(d) For purposes of this section, “local educational agency” means a school district, county office of education, and charter school.

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