AB 2640 – Establishes The Zacky Bill, A Health And Safety Bill Concerning Pupils With Life-Threatening Food Allegories And Requires The State Department Of Education To Create The California Food Allergy Resources Internet Webpage Providing Voluntary Guidance To Local Educational Agencies

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Oct 28, 2022

AB 2640 requires the State Department of Education to create the California Food Allergy Resources internet web page to provide school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools (the local educational agencies) voluntary guidelines to help protect pupils with food allergies.

The web page shall include the following:

  • A compilation of state and federal resources available for pupils with food allergies.
  • Methods and qualifications necessary for pupils, or their parents and guardians, to initiate individualized food allergy management and prevention plans.
  • Potential strategies to minimize the risk of food allergy anaphylaxis in school.
  • Methods to obtain ingredient lists for foods served to pupils at school from each of the school’s food service providers.

The bill encourages local educational agencies to use the website to create equitable resources to ensure that inclusive of pupils with food allergies at schools. A local educational agency is also encouraged to make the website available annually to pupils, parents, and guardians.

(AB 2640 adds Section 49414.2 to the Education Code.)

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