6 Steps to a Successful Evacuation for Your Family with Food Allergy

Are you wondering how to have a successful evacuation – hurricane, fire, etc. – with your kiddo who has food allergy? If so, then read on.

The recent hurricane devastated parts of my home state. 

Tragic. 

From this, I was inspired to write an infoblog and record an accompanying podcast about evacuation preparedness for families with food allergy. Specifically, I focus on planning that pertains to families with kiddos with food allergies.

So what do you need when for an evacuation when also managing food allergy?

  1. Predetermined, comprehensive evacuation plan for your family
  2. Epinephrine auto-injectors ← plural!!! 
  3. Allergy-friendly foods, ice chest, and ice
  4. Other medications and prescription refills
  5. Accoutrements, such as your kiddo’s medical alert bracelet, anaphylaxis action plan, and phone app 
  6. Contact information of your doctors and a doctor and hospital in your evacuation destination city

Click here to access the Evacuation Checklist for Food Allergies in Dr. Hoyt’s Food Allergy Toolbox!

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Additional Show Notes

Donate for DeRidder

Do you feel called and have the ability to help the people of DeRidder by supporting the families of kiddos with food allergies? If so, then consider making a donation at CodeAna.org. Include in the comment box “DeRidder.”

More about the non-profit…

The non-profit is The Teal Schoolhouse, whose primary program is Code Ana. Code Ana equips schools for medical emergencies like anaphylaxis. Our primary program is the Code Ana School Program. This is a comprehensive approach to school-focused medical preparedness. This program guides schools through the process of creating a medical emergency response plan. This is one of the most important components of a school’s food allergy policy!

A medical emergency response plan is important for all kiddos and for adults at any school! Our primary goal is to share the School Program, and Code Ana’s Online Epinephrine Training Program helps support that goal. Through this program, you will educate yourself while you support this important mission! (BTW although Pam and I serve in leadership roles of Code Ana and The Teal Schoolhouse, our time/effort/work is completely voluntary).

So… does your kiddo’s school have Code Ana?

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