FACT: The nation-wide incidence of food allergy continues to increase.1
FACT: Today, 8% of children – about 2 per classroom – have food allergy.2
FACT: 18% of children with food allergy have had a reaction at their schools.3
Bad outcomes occur when epinephrine is not administered in a timely fashion.
The Code Ana Program is a nationally-recognized program whose mission is to provide education to schools regarding medical issues – like Anaphylaxis
– and empower schools and early learning centers to develop and implement their own medical emergency response plans. A critical component of that preparation includes
universal training of how and when to use an epinephrine auto-injector.
1. Jackson KD, Howie LD, Akinbami LJ. Trends in allergic conditions among children: United States, 1997-2011. NCHS Data Brief. 2013(121):18.
2. Gupta RS, Springston EE, Warrier MR, et al. The prevalence, severity, and distribution of childhood food allergy in the United States. Pediatrics 2011;128(1):e9-17.
3. Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Conover-Walker MK, Wood RA. Food-allergic reactions in schools and preschools. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(7):790-795.