The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta released a ground-breaking tool Tuesday.

Titled  "Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs," the set of guidelines is designed to help schools and other education programs better manage food allergies among students in a group setting.

It is considered to be the first national comprehensive guidelines for school food allergy management.

READ MORE | Download the Guidelines

The guidelines were created as part of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act signed into law in 2011.

The goal is to help protect students' physical and emotional health by giving schools useful, practical information and reminding them of federal laws and regulations.

Implementation of the guidelines is expected to help schools reduce allergic reactions and improve response to life-threatening reactions should they occur.