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Current status of managing food allergies in schools in Seoul, Korea.
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PMID:  23059601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Recently the need to manage food allergies in schools has been growing. This study aimed to examine the current status of managing food allergies in schools in Seoul, Korea. A questionnaire survey was conducted in cooperation with the School Dietician Association during April 2009. Among the participating 154 schools, a total of 109 (71%) were determining students' food allergy status through parental surveys based on self-reported food allergies. A total of 72 (47%) had experienced student visits to a school health room due to food allergies within one year before the survey. Over 80 percent of the schools relied on self-care only without any school-wide measures for food allergies in place. Among the 890 menu items most frequently served in school lunch programs, a total of 664 (75%) were found to contain more than one food allergen. It is highly suggested that preventive plans and treatment measures should be established to manage food allergies in schools.
Soyoung Kim; Jihyun Yoon; Sooyoun Kwon; Jihyun Kim; Youngshin Han
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1741-2889     ISO Abbreviation:  J Child Health Care     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806360     Medline TA:  J Child Health Care     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Seoul National University, Korea.
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