(HealthDay News) -- Food allergies can range from mild to life-threatening. Parents of children with severe food allergies should prepare faculty at the child's school.

The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology offers these suggestions:

  • Schedule a meeting with your child's teachers at the beginning of the school year to review your child's food allergies.
  • Also discuss the child's allergy history with the school's nurse.
  • Provide a doctor's note for the school that allows your child to have emergency medication at school.
  • Provide snacks that your child and other children can eat during school parties.