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Food Allergy Information

Section 167.208, RSMo, requires each school district to adopt a policy on allergy prevention and response with priority given to addressing potentially deadly food-borne allergies; the policy and procedure must be in place by July 1, 2011.  Pursuant to 167.208, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in collaboration with the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) and the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), developed a model policy intended for use by any public school/school district regardless of its size or location.  A school board may choose to adopt this model exclusively, use it in conjunction with other allergy prevention and response policies and procedures, or develop its own policy and procedure.  Even though this particular policy was crafted in MSBA format, it may be used and adapted by any school board regardless of whether the district or school is an MSBA member.