Velez said more EpiPens and trained school staff would bring her peace of mind.

"We don't need five more kids to die from a food allergy before they can actually take action and know that this is serious."

Dr. Arias said there are several questions you can ask your schools to get a better idea of how they will take care of your child if they're having a severe allergic reaction.

Those questions include:

-How does your school typically train teachers and staff about anaphylaxis and the use of epinephrine auto-injectors?

-Who in your school is authorized to administer epinephrine to students experiencing a severe allergic reaction?

-Does the school keep auto-injectors on hand that are not prescribed to a specific student, i.e. stock them? Where are they kept?

-Where is the students' anaphylaxis plan kept?

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Facts About Food Allergies:

-Most common foods for child allergies:  tree nuts, egg, milk,
 fish, shellfish, soy and wheat

-Some kids with severe food allergy are victims of bullying

-If you have food allergies, you should: 

1. Read the label on foods to be sure you avoiding the allergen

2. Carry Epinephrine auto-injector with you at all times

3. Have a plan and share it with family and friends

4. Practice with the provided trainer

5. Call 911 after using the epinephrine auto injector

-Do not inject an EpiPen in veins, buttocks, finger, toes, hands or feet.  It's to be injected only in the lateral thigh muscle.

-EpiPens come in two doses, Junior at 0.15 for 33 to 66 pounds and Adult at 0.30 dose for greater the 66 pounds