There are students in our school with a life-threatening allergy to the following products: Peanuts and all other nut products (walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachio etc.) Almond butter and almond milk Nutella Soy products W.O.W. butter
For these children, smelling, eating or touching allergy-causing food can trigger a life-threatening allergic reaction (also known as anaphylaxis). If not treated, it could lead to collapse and death. Some anaphylactic reactions can occur within seconds or minutes of contact with the allergy causing food. Other reactions may take an hour or longer to appear.
The only way to prevent this type of reaction is to avoid contact with allergy causing food.
Parents are asked to carefully read product labels prior to sending any foods to school to ensure they do not contain the above items. Products which contain the disclaimer "May contain nuts" are to be avoided as well.
Thank you. Your diligence in this matter can save a child's life.