Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - A new law in Ohio will allow schools to take steps to improve access to life-saving epinephrine auto-injections for kids with food allergies.

Currently an estimated one in thirteen children in the U-S is living with a food allergy and according to the national food allergy guidelines- epinephrine is the treatment that should given first when a person is experiencing anaphylaxis.

Typically the shot is given to a large muscle such as the thigh.

Since 2011- more than forty states have passed legislation to allow or mandate that schools can stock and administer epinephrine auto-injections.