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Table 4 Unadjusted Association with Outcomes: Public vs. Private (Yes vs. No/Unsure/No Response)

From: Parent perspectives on school food allergy policy

Policy Type of School
  Private Public
  N = 62 N = 227
School is a generally safe environment 44 (71.0) 166 (73.1)
Epinephrine Policies
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine is available 29 (46.8) 126 (55.1)
 Children are able to carry their medications 37 (59.7) 130 (57.3)
 Child’s epinephrine is readily available in the classroom 39 (62.9) 106 (46.7)*
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine available on all school field trips 25 (40.3) 79 (34.8)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine available for after-school activities 9 (14.5) 21 (9.3)
 Emergency (stock) epinephrine travels with groups outside of school 9 (14.5) 24 (10.6)
Lunchroom Policies
 Designated lunch areas for students with food allergies 31 (50.0) 153 (67.4)*
 School lunch menus with allergen information available 18 (29.0) 82 (36.1)
 Food items are labeled with allergen information 9 (14.5) 27 (11.9)
 Clear cleaning procedures in the lunchroom 37 (59.7) 123 (54.2)
Classroom Policies
 Snack policy in the classroom 36 (58.1) 142 (62.6)
 Strict food guidelines for celebrations (holidays and birthdays) 27 (43.6) 126 (55.5)
Field Trip & After-School Policies
 When food is not provided by the school for field trips, all parents are provided with food guidelines 24 (38.7) 50 (22.0)**
 Strict food policies for after-school activities 8 (12.9) 15 (6.6)
 Concessions are clearly labeled for food allergens 4 (6.5) 14 (6.2))
Food Allergy Education Policies
 Training and education for students 11 (17.7) 20 (8.8)*
 Educational materials in the lunchroom relating to food allergy 9 (14.5) 9 (4.0)**
 Educational materials in the classroom relating to food allergy 5 (8.1) 11 (4.9)
 Children take school bus to/from school 17 (27.4) 112 (49.3)
 Adult on school bus is trained on allergic reactions 6 (35.3) 42 (37.5)
  1. ** p < 0.01, * p < 0.05