If you are sending your student off to college with food allergies, you may be concerned. Of course, your degree of concern will depend on the degree of seriousness of your student’s allergies. One thing to keep in mind is that managing these allergies is probably not new for your student. He may have had practice for many years.
If your student has not taken the lead on managing his allergies before now, do all that you can to let him be in charge while he is still living at home. Make him responsible for reading food labels, taking medication, monitoring symptoms, etc. This will give him the confidence to know that he will be able to manage once he is at school and will help him take this responsibility seriously. Obviously, it will give you important peace of mind as well.