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A severe allergic reaction, or what's called anaphylaxis, can be really serious and even life-threatening. It can happen at anytime and anywhere -- in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, on the bus or during a field trip. Here's some links to learn more about food allergies and find support.
http://foodallergycanada.ca Food Allergy Canada's main website.
http://www.allergysupportcentre.ca Resources for the newly diagnosed.
http://www.allergysupportcentre.ca/childcare--school.html Info about managing allergies at school.
http://www.allergyaware.ca Free online training tool. Learn how to avoid, recognize and treat anaphylaxis.
http://www.vancouveranaphylaxis.com Metro Vancouver Anaphylaxis Group (support group for people living with anaphylaxis).
http://www.foodallergy.org/be-a-pal Resources for teaching students about food allergies and how they can help their friends stay safe.