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    New Food Allergy Safety Guidelines for Schools


    WebMD News from HealthDay

    Oct. 31, 2013 -- The first guidelines outlining how schools should protect children with food allergies have been released by the U.S. government.

    Restrictions on nuts, shellfish and other foods that can cause allergic reactions, and making sure that emergency medicines such as EpiPens are available are among the voluntary strategies , the Associated Press reported.

    The recommendations were posted Wednesday on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 15 states, along with many schools or school districts already have their own policies.

    However, experts say that many of these policies are probably not comprehensive, the AP reported.

    About 1 in 20 U.S. children have food allergies, according to a recent CDC survey.

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