23 September 2020
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Food Safety

EFA Member the Spanish Association of People with Food and Latex Allergy (AEPNAA) have created a guide for educational centres in Spain to understand food allergies and intolerances such as celiac disease or lactose intolerance. The guide has been developed in partnership with the Federation of Celiac Associations of Spain (FACE), the Association of Lactose Intolerant of Spain (ADILAC), and the Multi-Allergy, Atopic Dermatitis and Asthma Association (ATX-ELKARTEA).

The guide informs educational centres on how allergies occur, how to prevent them, and treat them. It also advices on different treatments, personalised diets, and protocols for kitchens, classrooms, and excursions. It will enable teachers to train and inform other students about food allergies and intolerances to create better understanding around this chronic disease.

Using this guide, educational centres will have at hand the tools to improve the quality of life of students who suffer from food allergies or intolerances. The overall objective is that students are better supported in managing their allergies in a safe environment.

The guide is already available to download here.