Food Allergy Awareness

There are about 5.9 million kids living with food allergies, 1 in 13 kids under the age of 18. Nearly 40% of those kids have suffered a severe or life-threatening reaction. We would like to increase awareness about food allergies by reminding students and parents of the following:

  • Food allergies are very serious. It is not a joking matter.

  • Reactions can be life threatening.

  • Preventing exposure is crucial

  • Don’t share food, forks, knives, spoons, or straws with friends

  • Wash hands after eating. Some people with food allergies can get sick even if they are touched by something that has a tiny bit of food on it.

  • Food allergies can make Halloween even scarier. Please remember not to bring anything with nuts into the classroom.

  • If a friend with allergies is sick, tell an adult right away. This will make sure that your friend gets help and gets the medicine they need to feel better.

Our district nurse consultants and our dedicated emergency response teams (MERT) are proud to report all GBCS buildings are now Michigan Heart-Safe certified!

The MI HEARTSafe Schools Award Program was developed to help schools be prepared for a cardiac emergency. Schools meeting the criteria are awarded the MI HEARTSafe School designation. Learn more: PDF

Everyone can help by knowing where AED's are located in public places, including our Grand Blanc Community Schools buildings!

GBCS: MI Heart Safe School Certified!