Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


Yale University School of Nursing

First Advisor

Margaret Grey


Managing food allergies in schools has become a critical strategy for ensuring the health and safety of students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs (CDC, 2013) provides schools with important guidance for this complicated task. The CDC developed a food allergy guidelines toolkit for schools to bring the contents of the guidelines to priority school audiences in easily accessible and relevant formats. This manuscript outlines the development process of the toolkit using the CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's (NCCDPHP) Knowledge to Action Framework (K2A Framework). The implementation of this process included the decision to translate, identification of priority audiences, inquiries and discussion with key stakeholders, resource development and the final process of planning for dissemination of the toolkit contents. The value and effectiveness of the collaborative process used in the "Knowledge into Products" phase of the framework is shared. The K2A Framework may also prove to be an effective model to guide future public health translation projects.

Open Access

This Article is Open Access