Food Allergy Awareness Posters for Schools

November 23, 2023
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For children with food allergies, schools can be a daunting environment. It’s therefore vital that school staff demonstrate knowledge and understanding of food allergies in order to help provide safe and accepting environments for all pupils.

Displaying and referencing our food allergy awareness posters in your classroom can be a good way to inform those in school about the dangers of food allergies, and the steps that both pupils and staff can take to help prevent allergic reactions.

In this article, we will provide you with a range of posters that you can download, print and display around your school to help promote allergy awareness in children and members of staff.

14 Food Allergens Poster

Any food has the ability to cause an allergic reaction, however, allergies to certain foods are more common than others. To help you remember the 14 named allergens which pupils are most likely to react to, we have a poster for you to use or display in your school.

Print out and display this handy poster in school kitchens, snack areas and around the classroom to make sure everyone is kept informed. You can download the poster below.

14 Food Allergens Poster for Schools

7 Steps of Handwashing Poster

The importance of hand washing cannot be understated, and maintaining high standards of personal hygiene is essential in preventing allergenic cross-contamination. To learn more, check out our article on the 7 Steps of Handwashing.

By displaying this poster in your school’s hand washing areas, you will enable everyone to follow a good hand washing procedure that will minimise the spread of bacteria. You can download the poster below.

The 7 Steps of Handwashing Poster

Spotting the Signs of an Allergic Reaction Poster

If you care for a child that suffers from a food hypersensitivity, it’s imperative that you understand the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction so that you can respond calmly and appropriately.

Most food allergy symptoms typically start to develop between a few seconds and a few minutes after eating the offending food. If you’d like to further your understanding of the signs and what to do if you notice any of the symptoms occurring, take a look at our article on Spotting the Signs of an Allergic Reaction. You can download the poster below.

How to Spot the Signs of an Allergic Reaction to Food Poster

Locating Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAIs) Poster

Adrenaline Auto Injectors (AAIs) are used to treat severe anaphylactic reactions; you may recognise them from their brand names ‘Epipen’ or ‘Jext’. By law, schools can obtain spare AAIs without a prescription. However, they are not required to do so. 

If your school does choose to have spare AAIs, you should have a School Food Allergy Policy which explains how and where they are stored and detail the situations in which they may be used. It may also be useful to display this poster so that you can easily identify where to locate spare AAIs in the event of an emergency. You can download the poster below.

Locating AAIs Poster

Displaying, and regularly referring to, food allergy awareness posters in your school, like those we have shared with you in this article, acts as a constant reminder of the importance to protect the staff and pupils who suffer from food hypersensitivities. This helps to increase understanding of allergens and can reassure parents or carers that you are working to create a whole-school approach to allergy awareness.

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