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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. n.d.. A family guide—20 easy steps to personal environmental health now. Research Triangle Park, NC: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 8 pp.

Annotation: This brochure provides simple steps that families can take to make their environment healthier. Topics include label reading, noise, carbon monoxide alarms, child safety, job hazards, allergies, water pollution, lead, radon, overheating, ozone, handwashing, healthy eating, tobacco products, and sun exposure.

Contact: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, P.O. Box 12233, MD K3-16, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2233, Telephone: (919) 541-3345 Fax: (919) 541-4395 E-mail: webcenter@niehs Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Allergies, Chemicals, Child health, Environment, Environmental exposure, Environmental health, Families, Lead poisoning, Radon, Safety, Sun exposure, Water pollution

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 2017. Feeding infants and young toddlers: Using the latest evidence in child-care settings. Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 21 pp.

Annotation: This brief summarizes evidence for promoting healthy nutrition in the early care and education setting. Topics include breastfeeding, shaping food preferences among infants and toddlers, the role of the feeding environment and responsive feeding, introducing infants to complementary foods, and recognizing infants’ and toddlers’ hunger and fullness cues. Feeding strategies to reduce the likelihood that children will develop tooth decay are provided. Policy and practice implications are included.

Contact: Healthy Eating Research, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Duke Box 90519, Durham, NC 27708, Telephone: (800) 578-8636 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Breastfeeding, Child care, Complementary feeding, Early childhood education, Feeding, Food allergies, Food preferences, Food safety, Guidelines, Health promotion, Infants, Nutrition, Physical activity, Policy development, Toddlers, Young children

National Association of State Boards of Education. 2013. Anaphylaxis and schools: Developing policies for treating students with severe allergic reactions. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Boards of Education, 19 pp.

Annotation: This document for state policymakers addresses the issue of anaphylaxis among school-age children. Contents include state, district, and individual school policy solutions and a framework for discussion that can lead to the development of new policies and other state-level actions. Topics include an introduction to the issue, elements of a comprehensive policy, and state actions. Discussion questions and worksheets are included.

Contact: National Association of State Boards of Education, 2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 350 , Arlington, VA 22202, Telephone: (703) 684-4000 Fax: (703) 836-2313 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Allergies, Collaboration, Policy development, School age children, School districts, Schools, State agencies, Therapeutics

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2013. Voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies in schools and early care and education programs. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 103 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and early childhood education (ECE) program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention. It includes recommendations for each of the five priority areas that should be addressed in each school’s or ECE program’s Food Allergy Management Prevention Plan: (1) ensure the daily management of food allergies in individual children, (2) prepare for food allergy emergencies, (3) provide professional development on food allergies for staff members, (4) educate children and family members about food allergies, and (5) create and maintain a healthy and safe educational environment.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, Food allergies, Planning, Prevention services, School age children, School food services, Young children

Bugden EA, Martinez AK, Greene BZ, Eig K. 2012. Safe at school and ready to learn: Comprehensive policy guide for protecting students with life-threatening food allergies. Alexandria, VA: National School Boards Association, 49 pp.

Annotation: This policy guide addresses the elements that the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 requires be included in the federal voluntary guidelines that the act directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop in partnership with the Secretary of Education. The guide focuses on the rationale for policy; the essential partnership of schools, families, and health professionals in supporting individual student needs; the need for planning and training to respond to food allergy-related emergencies; the value of communication and education for all parents, students, and school personnel; and the importance of a coordinated, systemic approach that reflects best practice for chronic life-threatening conditions. It includes a checklist for schools to assess the extent to which this guide’s components are included in food allergy policy and implemented in practice, as well as examples of state and local education policies.

Contact: National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 838-6722 Fax: (703) 683-7590 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-88364-314-3.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communication, Education, Emergencies, Families, Food allergies, Health policy, Legislation, Policy development, Program coordination, Public policy, Safety, School age children, School health, Training

Healthy Schools Network. 2012. Molds at school. Albany, NY: Healthy Schools Network, 6 pp.

Annotation: This brief provides information about molds and the potential impact of molds on children's health. Topics include types of mold; symptoms of exposure to mold in children; allergies, asthma, and mold; monitoring, prevention, and cleanup tips; and tips on remediation for school officials, parents, and school personnel.

Contact: Healthy Schools Network, 773 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12208, Telephone: (518) 462-0632 Fax: (518) 462-0433 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Allergies, Asthma, Environmental exposure, Environmental health, Environmental pollution, Hazards, Respiratory diseases, Risk factors, School age children, Schools, Testing, Toxic disorders

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control. 2009. Leading our nation to healthier homes: The Healthy Homes strategic plan. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 59 pp.

Annotation: This strategic plan is intended to guide the efforts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in promoting decent, affordable, housing and addressing housing conditions that threaten the health of residents. The plan is meant to serve as a road map for HUD and for the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control in striving to protect the health of children and other sensitive populations from health hazards such as asthma and allergy triggers, injury hazards, and poor indoor air quality. The plan provides background on the Healthy Homes Program, discusses strategic opportunities for healthy homes, and presents future directions for the Healthy Homes Program.

Contact: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 451 Seventh Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20410, Telephone: (202) 708-1112 Secondary Telephone: (202) 708-1455 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Allergies, Asthma, Child health, Costs, Environmental exposure, Families, Health, Housing, Injury prevention, Low income groups, Prevention

New York State Department of Health, New York State Department of Education, and New York Statewide School Health Services Center. [2007]. Making the difference: Caring for students with life-threatening allergies. [Albany, NY]: New York State Department of Health, 55 pp.

Annotation: This document contains procedures and guidelines to assist school districts in the development and implementation of policies to care for students with life-threatening allergies. The document is intended for use by boards of education, superintendents, building teams, and parents or guardians in providing a safe environment and reasonable care. Topics include allergy and anaphylaxis overview, the importance of prevention, health history and planning, care plan considerations, guidelines for the school team, classroom and school environmental concerns, cafeteria accommodations, field trip issues, steps to take in the event of a reaction, policy and protocol development, and laws and regulations. Sample policies, forms, and letters are also included.

Contact: New York State Department of Health, Corning Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237, Telephone: (866) 881-2809 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Allergies, Child health, Food allergies, Guidelines, Prevention, Regulations, Safety, Schools, Students

California Childcare Health Program. 2005–. Fact sheets for families. [Oakland, CA]: California Childcare Health Program,

Annotation: These fact sheets for families cover a wide range of health and safety issues in child care. They are written in easy-to-understand language and are tailored to the perspectives of families. Topics include allergies, brain and behavioral health, healthy environment, illnesses and conditions, injury prevention, nutrition, medications, oral health, parents' health, poisoning, and children with special health care needs. The fact sheets are available in English and Spanish.

Contact: University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, California Childcare Health Program, San Francisco, CA 94143, Telephone: (415) 476-4695 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Allergies, Brain, Child behavior, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Consumer education materials, Environmental health, Families, Injury prevention, Nutrition, Oral health, Parents, Poisoning, Prescription drugs, Safety, Spanish language materials

National Center for Health Statistics. 2000-. Summary health statistics for U. S. children: National Health Interview Survey, 19__. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, annual. (Vital and health statistics: Series 10, Data from the National Health Interview Survey)

Annotation: The purpose of this report is to provide national estimates for a broad range of health measures for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population of children under age 18. Estimates are presented for asthma, allergies, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, use of prescription medication, respondent-assessed health status, school-loss days, usual place of medical care, time since last contact with a health professional, selected health care risk factors, and time since last dental contact. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) abstract, (2) introduction, (3) methods, (4) highlights, and (5) references. Two appendices contain technical notes on methods, hypotheses tests, and lists of terms. Statistical information is presented in numerous detailed tables grouped together at the end of the report.

Contact: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 5419, Hyattsville, MD 20782, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 Fax: (301) 458-4020 E-mail: Web Site: Available at no charge; also available from the website. Document Number: DHHS (PHS) 2003-1541; 2003-1538; 2002-1526; ISBN 0-8406-0589-7.

Keywords: Allergies, Asthma, Attention deficit disorder, Child health, Dental care, Health surveys, Learning disabilities, Prescription drugs, Risk factors, School attendance, Statistics

Lawrence RA. 1985. Breastfeeding. St. Louis, MO: C. V. Mosby Company, 601 pp.

Annotation: This book is intended to provide the medical profession with an easily accessible reference for the clinical management of the mother-infant nursing couple. Breastfeeding in modern medicine; anatomy of the human breast; physiology of lactation; biochemistry of human milk; host-resistance factors and immunological significance of human milk; psychological bonding; contraindications to and disadvantages of breastfeeding; management of the mother-infant nursing couple; diet and dietary supplements; weaning; drugs in breast milk; normal growth, failure to thrive, and obesity in the breasted infant; maternal employment; breastfeeding the infant with a problem; medical complications of the mother; human milk as a prophylaxis in allergy; induced lactation and relactation; reproductive function during lactation; storage of human milk and cross-nursing; and the role of mother support groups and community resources are discussed.

Keywords: Allergies, Anatomy, Attachment behavior, Breastfeeding, Fertility, Infants, Lactation, Reproduction, Substance abusing mothers, Support groups, Working mothers


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.