LET THE TEACHERS KNOW ABOUT UCDS
Teachers meet your child on a daily basis and have a specific responsibility for your child’s well-being and school experience. That is why it’s important that they are well aware of your child’s UCD. Take the time to inform them about UCDs, why they need to be aware of it, how to manage it, and what needs to be done if your child has a medical emergency.
Since a low-protein diet is essential to someone with a UCD, it is important that your child sticks to this diet also in school. Nowadays, it’s more common to be on a special diet, lots of children are for various reasons. Make sure you inform the school and its kitchen staff about what your child requires. The teachers are also instrumental in making sure that other kids don’t share or trade food with your child.
The school should also be informed about the importance of medications and how these should be given.
GOING TO SCHOOL – HINTS AND TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD
WHO MIGHT YOU WANT TO INFORM?
IT’S HELPFUL TO DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL:
WHAT MIGHT YOU LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR CHILD?
FOOD AT SCHOOL
You will need to decide whether to provide your child with a packed lunch or to discuss with the school the possibility of low protein school meals.
You might also want to consider giving the school a list of foods that are ‘free’ (contain minimal or no protein) or are allowed in measurable quantities.