Title

How Much Do Teachers Really Know About Food Allergies?

Author(s)

Shelby LewisFollow

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

12th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

1st Place

Abstract

The purpose of my study is to test South Carolina teachers' knowledge of food allergies. My personal experience with having a peanut allergy prompted me to select food allergies as my area of interest for my research project. I have compiled a selection of questions about food allergies for teachers across the state to answer in a survey that is completely voluntary and anonymous. The questions will cover topics about the teacher's teaching career, food allergy training, and how to handle a food allergy reaction. My hypothesis is that Pre-K and elementary level teachers will be overall more proficient in their knowledge of food allergies. A single question will be considered proficient if 60% or more of all teachers that have taken the survey answer it correctly. At the end of my study, I hope that teachers will feel more comfortable handling food allergies at school and that students with food allergies will feel more safe at school.

Location

Founders Hall 142 B

Start Date

3-30-2019 8:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 8:45 AM

How Much Do Teachers Really Know About Food Allergies?

Founders Hall 142 B

The purpose of my study is to test South Carolina teachers' knowledge of food allergies. My personal experience with having a peanut allergy prompted me to select food allergies as my area of interest for my research project. I have compiled a selection of questions about food allergies for teachers across the state to answer in a survey that is completely voluntary and anonymous. The questions will cover topics about the teacher's teaching career, food allergy training, and how to handle a food allergy reaction. My hypothesis is that Pre-K and elementary level teachers will be overall more proficient in their knowledge of food allergies. A single question will be considered proficient if 60% or more of all teachers that have taken the survey answer it correctly. At the end of my study, I hope that teachers will feel more comfortable handling food allergies at school and that students with food allergies will feel more safe at school.