Re: IMPORTANT: Medical Danger
A few of our students have life-threatening allergies to all nuts. To safeguard these students, we all need to be aware of the ingredients in the snacks and processed foods that are sent to school. Because our students learn throughout our building, the only way to ensure a safe environment for our children is to work together to make our school nut-free. To do this we need everyone’s co-operation.
Please check the ingredients of all foods your children bring to school. Coconut is not a risk for nut allergies only for students with specific coconut allergies.
In a classroom setting, cross-contamination is the greatest risk from this type of allergy. Cross-contamination is when a few crumbs from one child’s snack are dropped and then picked up by and allergic child. Even a small amount can kill.
It is difficult at the best of times to get children to eat healthy snacks; however, I hope you will appreciate the seriousness of this condition and that you will assist us at the school in our efforts to create as safe an environment as possible. With your co-operation we can minimize the risk of an allergic reaction.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school.
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