Ask your child's teacher to avoid using triggers in lesson plans, crafts projects, and cooking classes. Some iffy items include:
- Tempera paints that have eggs
- Clay or dough made with peanut butter
- Icing made from egg whites
Also establish clear communication regarding class parties and events in which food items are brought in. Request a list of ingredients prior to these events. Then decide with your child if it's safer to pack them a treat from home.
Teachers should also be mindful that some cleaning supplies -- such as bleach, antibacterial sprays, and air fresheners -- can trigger asthma attacks.