BACK-TO-SCHOOL: Allergies? Check your child's lunch before sending them off to school

Posted at 4:27 AM, Aug 05, 2015
and last updated 2016-07-25 15:49:45-04

Food allergies affect 4-6 percent of children in the U.S., and for many of those kids, reactions can be life-threatening. The most common food allergies are cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat and soy.

A few years ago school districts in the Tampa Bay area partnered with Nutrislice. Innovative online technology allows parents, grandparents and legal guardians to view a child's breakfast and lunch menu ahead of time. Nutrislice not only provides allergy information for each meal, but also its nutritional value. To check your child's breakfast or lunch menus ahead of time, click the link next to your school district.