Treats and Snacks
Due to the nature and severity of life-threatening allergies, the District established a snack procedure. Students may eat only the following snacks within their classrooms: cheese, yogurt, fruits, and vegetables.
Only food that is individually wrapped in its original packaging will be allowed for birthday and holiday treats. The ingredient list must be provided. This will allow for careful monitoring and implementation of allergy procedures, and the implementation of individual student care plans. The District food allergy policy, quick reference guide for food at school, and the procedure checklist are available on the District website.
Due to the high number of students with life-threatening allergies to nuts and peanuts, additional precautions will be followed:
- Refrain from sending any nuts or products containing nuts to school with the exception of personal lunches.
- Do not send containers that have held nuts, such as washed-out peanut butter jars to school.
- Send birthday treats or party snacks that are “nut-free.” Specifically, they may not contain peanuts, almonds, walnuts, or any other nut or nut product and must be processed in a “nut-free” environment.
- Only food that is individually wrapped and in its original packaging is permitted for classroom treats and party food.
- Hand washing, after eating, is necessary to decrease the chance of cross-cross contamination on surfaces at schools, such as common school books and equipment.
- Remind your child that there is a “no eating” policy on the bus and that students should not share or exchange food.