How Vermont Schools Manage Food Allergies

Sep 18, 2017

Serious — potentially deadly — food allergies are on the rise among kids. We're looking at how schools manage these situations, with limited resources and a diverse population of children to keep educated and fed. 

What's the best way to keep those with allergies safe without isolating them or instituting unduly draconian regulations around food and eating — and how can schools get other kids and parents on board?

We're talking with Sharonlee Trefry, the school nurse consultant for the state of Vermont.

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Broadcast live on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.