LIFE-THREATENING FOOD ALLERGIES
Exposure is anytime that a student ingests or touches an allergen. In some cases even the smell of the allergen can trigger a reaction. FOOD PREPARED IN CONTAINERS OR WITH UTENSILS THAT HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN USED WITH NUT PRODUCTS CAN CAUSE A REACTION. Peanut Oil can remain on a surface cleaned with soap and water for six months. With each allergic reaction that a child has, the severity of the reaction will increase. Therefore preventing the risk of exposure is imperative in the safety of these students.
Individuals can be allergic to such food items as nuts and nut products, dairy, soy, eggs, wheat and shellfish to name a few. If you are helping out in your childs class, especially during snack time or a party, and are not sure if there are any students with food allergies, please ask the teacher or myself. Together we can work to eliminate unnecessary risks in the school environment. Thank you for your help and support in this very important matter.