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Earn Your Food Allergen
Awareness Certificate

When managing food allergies in children, all school staff and childcare professionals must understand how to successfully manage food allergies and prevent food allergy emergencies.

This food allergen management and awareness course was designed to promote food safety in childcare settings and provide quality food allergen training to all school and childcare personnel, including teachers, school nurses, food service staff, substitute teachers, bus drivers, coaches, and more. Our mission is to help childcare facilities and schools increase food allergy awareness through tailored food allergy education, research, and the latest food allergy news, including food recalls due to contamination.

Topics Covered in the Food Allergy Training for Schools & Childcare Facilities Course

This school food allergen awareness training course will teach you everything from how to handle severe food allergies to food allergy management and ways you can avoid exposure to allergens. Below are the specific topics you will learn in this food allergy training course:
  • 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

We are proud to be Canada’s leading food allergen certification provider with our industry-specific food allergy certification courses. If you’re ready to learn more about food allergy prevention, join the thousands of childcare and school personnel who have earned their food allergen certification.

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Interactive Presentation

Canadian Food Safety’s food allergy training for daycare and school personnel will raise awareness of food allergens through a fully narrated interactive presentation with video, photo, audio, quizzes, and games in four short modules. This course also comes with printable resources like informative colour posters.

24/7 Online Training Access

Take the food allergen awareness course anytime, anywhere, and on any device! Our online training access is the perfect solution for busy school and childcare centre staff who don’t have the time to complete training in a classroom setting.

Unlimited Exam Attempts

All Canadian Food Safety course participants can take advantage of unlimited exam attempts at no additional cost. Students are guaranteed to pass their exam and earn their Food Allergen Awareness certification and personalized certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are accommodating a child who received an allergy diagnosis, you must have clear emergency protocols and guidelines in place. Additionally, we recommend you ensure children bring their own epinephrine auto-injectors should food allergy reactions occur. Our food allergen awareness course for schools and childcare settings is the best way to train staff to accommodate children with food allergies and build an understanding and supportive community.

There are many symptoms a child may experience during an anaphylactic reaction, including:

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

Register for our food allergen awareness course to learn more about food allergies and preventing exposure that could lead to these symptoms or fatal reactions.

Some of the most common food allergies include:

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

Understanding essential allergy-related info like common food allergens and avoidance strategies is important to food allergy awareness and allergic reaction prevention. Register for our food allergen awareness course to learn more.

Food allergies cause immune system reactions that can affect different organs in the body, whereas food intolerances cause less serious system reactions, such as digestive issues.