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Earn Your Food Allergen
Awareness Certificate

When it comes to managing food allergies in children, it is important for all childcare professionals and school staff to be involved in food allergy prevention and avoidance strategies to reduce the risk of exposure to allergens. Our food allergy management and awareness course for schools and childcare is designed to provide food allergen training to all childcare and school personnel, including school nurses, teachers, substitute teachers, food service staff, coaches, bus drivers, and more. Our mission is to help schools and child care settings increase food allergy awareness through tailored food allergy research, education, and the latest food allergy news.

Topics Covered in the Food Allergy Training for Childcare Course

This course covers a variety of food allergen awareness topics, including:
  • Introduction To Food Allergens

  • Preparing Meals

  • Food Intolerance & Sensitivity

  • Personal Hygiene

  • Food Safety & Quality

  • Allergen Management

  • Cross Contact & Cross-Contamination

  • Anaphylactic Reactions

  • Effects Of Allergens On The
    Human Body

  • Responsibilities of
    Childcare Providers

  • Duty of Care

  • Staff Training

  • Labelling Requirements

Canada’s #1 Best Value Food Allergen Certification Provider

Join the thousands of childcare and school personnel who have earned their food allergen certification from Canadian Food Safety’s Food Allergen Awareness – Schools & Childcare course. Canadian Food Safety is proud to be Canada’s top food allergen certification provider with our industry-specific certification courses.

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Interactive Presentation

Our food allergy training for daycare and school personnel course will raise awareness of food allergens through a fully narrated interactive presentation with audio, video, photos, games and quizzes in four short modules. The course also comes with printable resources, including informative colour posters.

24/7 Online Training Access

There’s no need to go to a classroom. Canadian Food Safety courses are accessible online via any device. This is the perfect solution for busy childcare and school staff. Participants are able to access the course anytime, anywhere.

Unlimited Exam Attempts

Take advantage of unlimited exam attempts at no additional charge. All Canadian Food Safety course participants are guaranteed to pass their course and earn their certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

In order to accommodate a child who has received an allergy diagnosis, it is essential to have both clear guidelines and emergency protocols in place. It is also a recommendation to ensure children bring their own epinephrine auto-injectors. The Canadian Food Safety allergen awareness course for schools and childcare is the best way to train staff to accommodate children with food allergies and build an understanding and supportive community.
A child experiencing an allergic reaction might experience the following symptoms: 

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Swelling of the tongue and lips 
  • Throat tightness
  • Hives 
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing and wheezing 
  • Nasal congestion
  • Chest pain 
  • Dizziness
  • Weak pulse 

Register for our Food Allergen Awareness course to learn more about essential allergy-related information in preventing exposure that could lead to these symptoms or fatal reactions.

Understanding basic facts about common food allergens for children is an important aspect of food allergy awareness and allergic reaction prevention. Register for our Food Allergen Awareness course to learn more.

  • Nuts, including peanuts, tree nuts, almonds, walnuts, etc. 
  • Shellfish, including shrimp, crab, lobster, etc 
  • Wheat
  • Soy

Food allergies cause immune system reactions that affect organs in the body, whereas food intolerances are associated with less serious symptoms such as digestive issues.