Peanut-Free School

Peanut-free schoolSeveral of our students have a life-threatening allergy to peanuts, nuts, and food products containing nuts or peanut oil. Even tiny amounts of peanut butter or nut oil left on desks, books, computer keyboards, door handles, etc. can pose a serious risk to these children. Exposure to even small amounts of these products can lead to vomiting, suffocation and death.

Your child may share a classroom with a child that has a life-threatening allergy. In order to provide the safest possible environment for our children, we are seeking the cooperation of parents in not sending food items that contain nuts to school. 

In addition to nuts and peanut butter sandwiches, there are other items that should be avoided if they contain nuts: 

- Granola bars – containing nuts
- Cookies – containing nuts (e.g. peanut butter cookies) or coconut 
- Chocolate bars – containing nuts
- Nut mixtures (e.g. trail mix)
- Baked goods (e.g. cakes or rice crispy squares with peanut butter)
- Nutella sandwich spread – it contains nuts
- Ritz Bitz crackers or Kraft Handisnacks with peanut butter 

The education of our students in supporting their peers who live with life-threatening allergies helps to develop sensitivity and social responsibility towards meeting the needs of others. Your understanding and support are greatly appreciated in assisting both staff and students to provide a safe environment for all of our students.  

Peanut-Free Lunch Ideas
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