With school less than two weeks away, Loudoun parents are gearing up for a new school year. Backpacks, pencils, erasers, we all are preparing our kids. For parents of children with food allergies, this can mean a different type of preparation. Between Individual Health Care Plan (IHCP) meetings and Section 504 meetings, our families are also purchasing specific items to keep our children safe and included in the upcoming school year.
During a recent LAN meeting, a member shared how her daughter will use thist colorful bag to carry the EpiPen from class to class. She found this passport bag at a local 5 Below discount store for only $3.00! The bag comes in several pattern and color selections to choose from. There is enough room for two EpiPens, pre-measured spoons of antihistamines, and a copy of the Allergy Action Plan. A child could sling it over a shoulder or wear it across her body. Additionally, a staff member could quickly adjust the straps to wear the bag while the child played on the playground during recess.
LAN does not endorse products featured. As with anything, please be sure to take into account your child's individual needs.