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Table 3 Unadjusted Association with Outcomes: Grade Level (Yes vs. No/Unsure/No Response)

From: Parent perspectives on school food allergy policy

Policy Grade Level
  Elementary Middle High Unknown
  N = 182 N = 46 N = 35 N = 26
School is a generally safe environment 137 (75.3) 34 (73.9) 24 (68.6) 15 (57.7)
Epinephrine Policies
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine is available 95 (52.2) 28 (60.9) 20 (57.1) 12 (46.2)
 Children are able to carry their medications 86 (47.3) 36 (78.3) 32 (91.4) 13 (50.0)**
 Child’s epinephrine is readily available in the classroom 94 (51.7) 22 (47.8) 16 (45.7) 13 (50.0)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine available on all school field trips 63 (34.6) 20 (13.4) 9 (25.7) 12 (46.2)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine available for after-school activities 14 (7.7) 10 (21.7) 4 (11.4) 2 (7.7)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine travels with groups outside of school 18 (9.9) 6 (13.0) 5 (14.3) 4 (15.4)
Lunchroom Policies
 Designated lunch areas for students with food allergies 132 (72.5) 31 (67.4) 7 (20.0) 14 (53.9)**
 School lunch menus with allergen information available 54 (29.7) 18 (39.1) 16 (45.7) 12 (46.2)
 Food items are labeled with allergen information 24 (13.2) 4 (8.7) 5 (14.3) 3 ((11.5)
 Clear cleaning procedures in the lunchroom 110 (60.4) 30 (65.2) 7 (20.0) 13 (50.0)**
Classroom-Specific Policies
 Snack policy in the classroom 127 (69.8) 24 (52.2) 11 (31.4) 16 (61.5)**
 Strict food guidelines for celebrations (holidays and birthdays) 103 (56.6) 25 (54.4) 12 (34.3) 13 (50)**
Field Trip & After School Policies
 When food is not provided by the school for field trips, all parents are provided with food guidelines 52 (28.6) 10 (21.7) 5 (14.3) 7 (26.9)
 Strict food policies for after-school activities 14 (7.7) 5 (6.5) 0 (0.0) 3 (11.5)
 Concessions are clearly labeled for food allergens 11 (6.0) 4 (8.7) 0 (0.0) 3 (11.5)
Food Allergy Education Policies
 Training and education for students 22 (12.1) 5 (10.9) 2 (5.7) 2 (7.7)
 Educational materials in the lunchroom relating to food allergy 8 (4.4) 5 (10.9) 2 (5.7) 3 (11.5)
 Educational materials in the classroom relating to food allergy 9 (5.0) 2 (4.4) 2 (5.7) 3 (11.5)
 Children take school bus to/from school 82 (45.1) 25 (54.4) 14 (40.0) 8 (30.8)
  Adult on school bus is trained on allergic reactions 32 (39.0) 12 (48.0) 2 (14.3) 2 (25.0)
  1. **p < 0.01, *p < 0.05