Teaching students about food allergies


One of the most important concepts of instruction is to create learning opportunities that are relevant to our student's lives. Yet, these lessons also need to prepare students for an adult education credential or develop a skill in a career pathway. With that in mind, I'd like to share some lesson plan / instructional ideas about food allergies.

Each year, millions of individuals have allergic reactions to food.  A sample lesson plan for teaching about food allergies provides a structure that can be adapted in the adult education classroom. Food sanitation instruction often includes information about food allergens, food intolerances, celiac disease, identifying allergic reactions, policy - laws- responsibilities, food handling, preventing cross contamination, and more.

Do you provide instruction in the ABE or ESL classroom about food allergies? If so, how do you structure your lessons? How do students respond? 

I'd love to hear your thoughts.